Jabeer Butt

Chief Executive
Race Equality Foundation

Jabeer has gained an international reputation for the use of evidence in developing interventions that help overcome discrimination and disadvantage. His studies have been used to inform government thinking, including interventions such as Sure Start, as well as the NSPCC’s Grove House Family Centre. He provides leadership on the Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities parent education initiative at the Foundation (and is a co-investigator of a £1.5m RCT evaluating this programme led by UCL, as well as of a £1.3m UCL study on COVID-19 and the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and migrant communities). A key part of his work is the Foundation’s role in the Health and Wellbeing Alliance, which has seen the Foundation facilitate better conversations between the black and minority ethnic-led voluntary sector and Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and Public Health England. He was on the Marmot Advisory Group and sits on the Dementia Programme Board and PHE’s Health Ageing Advisory Board. Jabeer was awarded an OBE in the 2013 Queen’s New Year Honours List.