Suran Dickson is the Founder and Chief Executive of Diversity Role Models, an anti-bullying charity. DRM is a ground breaking initiative that tackles homophobia and transphobia in schools using positive role models to challenge misconceptions and create empathy. Prior to initiating this organisation in 2011, she was a teacher in both New Zealand and the UK for twelve years. Suran has written two well-received guides for teachers on how to work with students with special educational needs in a mainstream setting. She was named the 10th most influential LGBT person in the UK in the Independent’s Rainbow List of 2014.