Our People

Dr Matt Jacobs PhD, FRSA – Founder and Director

Dr Matt Jacobs PhD, FRSA

Matt is an organisational development consultant, researcher, and educator specialising in equity and inclusion. He holds a Sociology PhD from the Univeristy of Bristol researching Everyday Power and Privilege at the Intersection of Race, Gender, and Class, as well as an MSc in Ethnicity and Multiculturalism, and a BA (Hons) in Business Administration.

Alongside his academic credentials, Matt has 25 years’ experience of working in the Equity and Inclusion field. This spans frontline work with those experiencing marginalisation to the delivery of multi-million pound strategic programmes for local government bodies.

In 2013, Matt established Wide Open Voice Ltd as a company providing specialist inclusion and inclusive leadership consultancy services. Matt has worked with organisations across all sectors and regularly returns to the University of Bristol to deliver talks on and executive coaching for Equity and Inclusion.

In his spare time, Matt enjoys riding his motorbike in the sun, laughing at his attempts to recreate dishes from Master Chef, and thunderstorms, red wine, and jazz, simultaneously or individually!

To find out more, please, email me at matt@wideopenvoices.com