Ann-Marie Sheridan

Alchemy topics


Areas of expertise

  • Diversity
  • Equal opportunities

About the author

Ann-Marie Sheridan provides consultancy, facilitation and training to organisations from public, private and non-profit sectors.

Academically, Ann-Marie holds a BA, PGCE, CTP, MA, and ALCM.  Ann-Marie was employed by Middlesex University as a researcher, where she wrote and co-authored several pieces of work.

Ann-Marie is passionate about making the multifaceted areas of Diversity and Equality in the Workplace accessible.  She uses a common-sense approach in her design and delivery, demystifying what has become in some organisations a complex management process.

Ann-Marie’s aim is to support her clients to understand the benefits that the diversity of staff and clients can bring to the companies performance, development and sustainability. She also supports employers to avoid Employment Tribunals by complying with Equalities Legislation and making the most from their diverse staff.

Some recent clients

  • Serious Fraud Office
  • Welsh Assembly Government
  • Hertfordshire County Council
  • Havering Educational Authority
  • Hinckley-Bosworth Borough Council
  • Enfield Enterprise Agency
  • Department of Constitutional Affairs
  • Commission for Racial Equality
  • Solicitors Indemnity Fund
  • Welsh Development Agency
  • Hampshire PCT
  • NHS


Ann-Marie has been published by the Equal Opportunities Commission, Middlesex University and Women’s Resource Centre, and was a writer and researcher for the DFES on un-condoned absence.

Ann-Marie believes that research opens doors to change. Her approach involves using innovative and cutting edge research methods that allow her to get to the root of issues. Using a qualitative methodology based on the oral tradition Ann-Marie elicits the life stories that shape how individuals relate to our working, social and familial environments.  Understanding these multiple identities that individuals manoeuvre has helped her to develop her proven consultancy and training style.

A selection of her publications include:

Multiple identity and access to health: the experience of black and minority ethnic women, MIRZA, Heidi Safia and SHERIDAN, Ann-Marie QUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMISSION Working Paper Series No 10, Manchester: Equal Opportunities Commission, 2003 ISBN: 1842060880.

Black and Minority Ethnic Women: Understanding Identity, Access and Equality in the Health Service, Mirza, H and Sheridan, A (2003) in Rethinking Identity: The Challenge of Diversity Joint Equality and Human Rights Forum.

Funding… into the Abyss? (2004)

Small scale research into Black and Minority Ethnic women’s voluntary and community organisations and funding.

CEDAW Shadow Report (2004)

Shadow Report for the United Nation’s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women.