James Frater FRSA is a multiple award-winning Caribbean medical student, speaker, advisor, fellow and founder, who has also completed an intercalated degree in Management at Imperial Business School. In recognition of the structural challenges that people face, he also works relentlessly to make access to opportunities more equitable for people from underrepresented backgrounds.
He is a Governor and the Equalities Lead at a secondary school, as well as being a member of the EY Foundation Youth Advisory Board. Furthermore, he has co-founded The Ladder Project CIC to help holistically develop students and prepare them for life after school.
He has previously sat on the Advisory Board for the Lambeth Social Mobility Strategy and the BBC Children in Need Black Futures Fund; as well as being the African & Caribbean Student Lead within the King’s College London Widening Participation department.
For his commitment to social impact, he has been recognised as one of the most outstanding students in the UK by Future Leaders, Rare Recruitment and The Association of Jamaican Nationals, as well as recognition awards from the Amos Bursary and KCL. Most recently, he has been awarded the Akindolie Medical Scholarship, the Diana Award 2020 and the Dr Abbas Khan award for outstanding contribution in the service of society. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.