Gayle is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Liverpool. She is a Fellow of SEDA and Principal Fellow of the HEA. Gayle has doctorates in both Psychology (PhD) and Education (Ed.D) and conducts a range of psychological and pedagogic research. Research interests include gender-based violence and the lived experience of marginalised groups. In 2022, Dr Brewer published Disability in Higher Education: Investigating identity, stigma, and disclosure amongst academics. Open University Press.
Her practice often focuses on Quality Assurance or Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion issues. For example, Gayle was a member of the recent QAA Subject Benchmark Statement Advisory Group for Psychology and regularly accredits programmes for her professional body (the British Psychological Society). She is currently the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Lead for the Institute of Population Health at the University of Liverpool.