Jabeer Butt Acting Chief Executive

Jabeer Butt

Jabeer has gained an international reputation for the use of evidence in developing interventions that help overcome discrimination and disadvantage. For example, with Sukhwant Dhaliwal, he carried out the research for and wrote the award-winning guide to better practice in housing for disabled people, Different paths.

His studies have been used to inform government thinking as well as interventions such as Sure Start. He presently provides leadership for the Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities programme. This has seen widespread adoption of an effective parent education programme because of its success in reaching parents from all communities.

He is also leading the work of the Foundation to increase the use of evidence in developing better health and housing support. In addition, he leads the Foundation’s work on better engagement of the third sector by the Department of Health's Strategic Partners programme.

Jabeer has been on a number of committees and is presently a member of the NHS’s Equality and Diversity Council, Family Lives' Instructions Not Included Stakeholder Reference Group  and the National Stakeholder Forum

Jabeer continues to write and most recently produced a guide on effective engagement of parents for the Social Care Institute for Excellence. He received an OBE in 2013 for his work promoting race equality.