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Dr Iyabo (Yaz) Osho has over ten years of research experience ranging from such diverse areas as academic, social, media to market, business and hospitality research. She is a skilled qualitative researcher with extensive experience in reaching hard to reach communities (e.g. the BME population) and researching sensitive issues, such as social exclusion and discrimination.

Yaz has a PhD in Sociology from Goldsmiths College, London, having previously completed a MA in Transnational Communications and a BA (Hons.) in Sociology and Communications. Her Doctoral thesis entitled - 'Race, Capital and Enterprise: A Qualitative Study of Black Businesses and Organisations in London' was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Whilst at Goldsmiths College, Yaz taught undergraduate Sociology at the University of East London and Goldsmiths College. Most recently, Yaz has been working as a freelance research analyst and a lecturer in Sociology at the University of Westminster.