Dr. Rebekah Delsol is an experienced leader, programme manager, researcher and coach, with a passion for driving social change and supporting transformation. She is the Director of Strategy for Healing Justice London.
Rebekah previously worked for the Open Society Justice Initiative, as a senior programme manager, working on racial justice issues. Rebekah developed and managed the Open Society Justice Initiatives’ Fair and Effective Policing (FEP) project, focused on building community and civil society capacity to challenge racial profiling, research and strategic litigation and changing structures and cultures in police institutions globally. Rebekah also provided strategic leadership on the Inclusion, Equity and Well-being (IEW) initiative for the Justice Initiative.
Rebekah is founding member and trustee of the charity StopWatch, a coalition that uses research and action to promote fair and accountable policing.
Rebekah holds a PhD. from the University of Warwick based on a comparative study exploring institutional racism in stop and search practices in the UK and US. She has written and presented widely on stop and search, racism, equality and policing and recently co-wrote Challenging Ethnic Profiling in Europe: A Guide for Campaigners and Organizers (OSF, 2021), Stop Data Recording: Methods and ’ Issues (OSF, 2020), The Colour of Injustice: ‘Race,’ Drugs and Law Enforcement in England and Wales (StopWatch, 2018) and Stop and Search: The Anatomy of a Police Power (Palgrave, 2015).
Rebekah is a qualified leadership coach, working with individuals, boards and teams from corporate, third sector organisations and movement leaders focusing on leadership, governance and organisational dynamics. She is passionate about using coaching to support growth, change and connection to accelerate social impact.
If I had £500,000… I would support community health programmes and space for visioning alternative health/security systems.
How I joined Ten Years’ Time: I have a friend at TYT and always admired the work they do. I was thrilled to be asked to work on the Trustee Coaching programme, as it combines my experience of working in philanthropy with passion for using coaching to support social change.
What gets me up in the morning: Usually, my seven-year-old twins, yelling “mum” at the top of their voices at about 5.30am!
Ask me about: Racial justice, stop and search, abolition, yin yoga, joy, my twins or art deco architecture.