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Olivia has 20 years’ experience in children’s media, across Amazon, the BBC, Nickelodeon and Sky Kids. She has extensive expertise in how to challenge inequalities in childhood and education, including as a key member of the Let Toys Be Toys campaign and for the educational charity Lifting Limits. She freelances as a digital consultant, as well as offering consultancy for children’s TV and digital on how to ensure programmes and products are inclusive.
She is a member of the executive group responsible for Diversity and Inclusion at The Children’s Media Foundation, was Deputy Chair for the DfE advisory panel on apps for home learning in 2019 and she has an MA in Early Childhood Studies.
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