Prime Minister Appoints Dr Aminul Hoque MBE to the Board Of Royal Museums Greenwich
David Cameron has appointed Dr Aminul Hoque as a Trustee for Royal Museums Greenwich for a term of four years, running from 5 September 2016 to 4 September 2020
Dr Aminul Hoque MBE is a lecturer in the Educational Studies Department at Goldsmiths College and is also a Visiting Lecturer at London Metropolitan University. Aminul gained his doctorate from Goldsmiths College in 2011, and his ethnographic research forms the basis of his book British Islamic Identity: Third Generation Bangladeshis from East London (2015).
Dr Hoque has over 25 years of voluntary and professional experience in the youth, community and voluntary sector and is a recognised expert in young people and cultural identity. Primarily aimed at teachers, parents and social workers, Aminul has been a trainer (since 2004) for the social services department at the London Borough of Tower Hamlets on their ‘Working with Bangladeshi Families’ course. He has also contributed to many local youth work training programmes, researched and authored numerous evaluations and research projects in areas such as mentoring, drugs education, community sports and the phenomenon of youth gangs.
In 2004, Aminul developed an A-Z manual for working with disengaged and ‘hard to reach’ young people in Tower Hamlets as part of a borough wide initiative led by Tower Hamlets College. He has also been a major contributor to national youth policy through involvement in research programmes such as the Nuffield (2008) enquiry into young people who are NEET (not in education, employment or training). Aminul’s work has been recognised by accolades such as a National Training Award in 2002 and the Philip Lawrence Award in 2005. He was awarded an MBE in 2008 for services to youth justice in east London.
In addition to his passion for academia and youth and community work, Aminul is also a freelance journalist and broadcaster and has been involved in numerous BBC radio and television documentaries. His inaugural radio documentary, Islamic Pride, for which he was researcher/ broadcaster, was shortlisted for the prestigious Sony Awards in 2004. Aminul was also the lead trainer for the BBC’s popular internal Islam and Identity course between 2005 and 2009.
The role is unpaid. The appointment has been made in accordance with the OCPA Code of Practice. It is a requirement of the Code that political activity by those appointed is declared. Dr Hoque has declared no such political activity.