Training – Bios of Training Facilitators

Our expert team of training facilitators have a wide range of skills, experience, knowledge and expertise. 

Here you can read a full biography of our key trainers, to better understand their individual and combined skills, so you  get the most out of Stop Hate UK’s training programme.

Kylie Read:

Since graduating from the University of Lincoln with a degree in Criminology & Psychology and a Masters in Globalising Justice, Kylie has maintained a continued interest in the criminal justice system. She has over 7 years of experience working for Her Majesty’s Prison Service, initially as an officer and then in her final role as a Programmes Facilitator in the Psychology department, delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to aggressive and prolific male offenders. Prior to joining Stop Hate UK, Kylie carried out Safer Custody research into hate crime within custody and following her recommendations allowed for the anti-bullying hotline to be introduced to the prison. Now working for Stop Hate UK, Kylie manages the helpline team, ensuring that operators are equipped with the knowledge and tools to effectively support people affected by Hate Crime. She is enhanced DBS checked.

Derek Sankar:

Throughout his career Derek has been committed to developing and promoting anti-racist and anti-oppressive practice, particularly with young people, teachers and education professionals, such as advisers, and ITT lecturers. He has worked with organisations such as Oxfam, Development Education Association and Stop Hate UK designing, delivering and evaluating training programs in diversity and anti-oppressive practice including anti-racism, gender issues, equality and diversity, development and sustainability issues. He has been a primary teacher working in inner city schools in Leeds, has developed innovative bilingual advocacy services engaging with some of the most excluded elements of BME and migrant communities and is now a third sector consultant developing among other things, peer management and development systems for community organisations. Derek is enhanced DBS checked.

Mike Ainsworth:

Mike is the Director of London Services for Stop Hate UK with specific responsibility for the No Hate Speech movement training volunteers to challenge and report online hate speech. Mike is currently chair of the UK government’s Independent Advisory Group on Hate Crime The group includes victims, activists, lawyers and academics – its role is to advise government, police and other offices of the criminal justice system on strategies to eradicate hate crime and the harm it causes to individuals and society. After a varied career in the Prison Service from officer in HMP Lincoln to Governor in HMP Holloway Mike worked in a variety of voluntary sector organisations including Director of Offender Programmes in The Princes Trust. Recently Mike spent a number of years working with local and national criminal justice organisations looking to eradicate the underlying causes of unfair race disproportionality.