New to the academic field of Arts, Chijioke is a qualified sign language interpreter and holds a professional qualification in social work. Her teaching expertise span the wider field of equality and diversity, particularly in the areas of race and disability. Previous to joining the University of Wolverhampton, Chijioke worked at the University of Central Lancashire as Head of Section for Equality and Diversity Learning Teaching and Research. Chijioke was course leader for the Masters in equality and diversity where she developed and delivered the blended learning version of the course from 2006-2012. Chijioke has academic and professional expertise in equality and diversity and she has published a number of peer reviewed articles in academic journals which cover her research interest. She has also been funded to develop and deliver bespoke training to external providers wanting to increase their understanding of equality and diversity.