Dr Ornette D Clennon is MEaP's Head of Online Learning and Director of Research . Ornette is the Teacher Training Mentor for our Twilight School at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Brooks Building (ManMet). Ornette also coordinates our international partnerships. Ornette is Visiting Professor at the Federal University of the Amazonas (UFAM). Ornette has been a ManMet Visiting Research Fellow and a critical race scholar in The Research Centre for Social Change: Community Wellbeing, where he led the Critical Race and Ethnicity Research Cluster. Ornette also led MEaP’s research, engagement strategies and research relationship with ManMet. Ornette writes for Media Diversified and openDemocracy UK and is a Public Engagement Ambassador for the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE). Ornette is widely published and his books can be found here.
Ornette is a community activist at local, national and international levels and works with the Ubele Initiative, Locality, Alci Matos Community (Manaus, Brazil), IDPAD Alliance of CSOs (United Nations), MACC, Making Education a Priority (MEaP), Black British Academics and the National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education. Ornette’s enterprise and activism work has been recognised with the NCCPE Beacons New Partnerships Award.