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Professor Uduak Archibong

PositionProfessor of Diversity
DepartmentResearch
Telephone01274 236347
Emailu.e.archibong@bradford.ac.uk

PhD Supervision

Current PhD Students

Suadat Adeka (2012 - ongoing) part-time home PhD student

Research focus: Sustainability of a Healthier Workplace in the Achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Nigeria

Jane Wray (2012 - ongoing) full-time home PhD student

Research focus: Differences between experiences and outcomes for staff in designated ‘best practice culturally competent’ organisations compared to those in organisations with low performance indicators.

Sabo Dagona (2014 - ongoing) full-time international student

Research focus: Preoperative inoculation as a means of reducing anxiety in patients undergoing surgical operation

Kingsley Utam (2015 - ongoing) full-time international student

Research focus: Ethnic minority inclusion: A means to achieving greater organisational performance.

Alumni - PhD

Mr Mike Lowry (2004) Becoming a graduate nurse: an investigation into the personal learning experiences of final year nursing students

Ms Doreen Kenworthy (2004) Lived experiences of stillbirth by midwives

Ms Hala Abdelrahman (2005) Evaluation of effectiveness of teaching programme on infection control measures in Egypt

Ms Anwar Aziz (2005) Pakistan Nursing inspection systems

MRES

Ms Anne Bucktrout (2007) Wellbeing and gender in Higher Education Sector

Biography

Uduak Archibong PhD is Professor of Diversity at the University of Bradford, UK, where she directs the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity and provides strategic oversight for equality and diversity across the institution. She is Visiting Professor at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal South Africa, Visiting Professor at the Central University College in Ghana, Fellow of the West African College of Nursing and Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing.

Her research, teaching and knowledge transfer activities broadly cover the areas of workforce diversity, diversity competent leadership development, family-centred health care and cross-cultural negotiation of community / family access to, and engagement in health and social services. Her research interests have been influenced by many years experience of working closely with leaders and senior managers within the healthcare and higher education arenas both in the UK and internationally.

Leading a global team of researchers, Professor Archibong utilises mixed methodologies to undertake numerous large-scale research projects on representational diversity and inclusive workplaces including a recently completed European Commission funded collaborative research study on Positive Action Measures in the European Union, Canada, United States and South Africa (PAMECUS). Professor Archibong has published extensively on inclusion and diversity; she is lead author of the article which won the IJD International Award for Excellence in the area of diversity in organisations, communities and nations in 2009.

Current Projects

Key Projects

(January - April 2012) Career Progression of Equality and Diversity Professionals: A knowledge Review. National Leadership Council [Leadership for Equality]. (£19500)

(2012) Taxi Driver Diabetes Awareness project. NHS Wakefield District. (£12000)

(January - October 2012) Evaluation of the Diabetes Early Diabetes Project. NHS Wakefield District. (£6000)

(February 2009 - March 2010) Assessment of the diversity competencies of YHSHA leadership programmes. Yorkshire and Humber Strategic Health Authority (YHSHA). (£26800)

(February - August 2009) with Ashraf F. Corrective Action to Redress the Ethnic Imbalance in Senior Management: Experiences of BME Leaders/Managers in the NHS. University of Bradford SOHS small grant scheme (£13500)

(April 2008 - March 2010) with Darr A. The involvement of black and minority ethnic staff in disciplinary proceedings. NHS Employers and Institute for Innovation and Improvement). (£100000)

(December 2007 - April 2009) in collaboration with Dr Darr, Professor Johnson, Professor Baxter and Professor Atkin. A study on Positive action measures in the European Union, Canada, United States and South Africa. European Commission. (Euros 400000)

(August 2007 - October 2008) in collaboration with Dr Giga, Professor Johnson and Dr Atkin. Evaluation of the Shared Leadership Scheme (BME). Health Foundation (£50000)

(March 2007 - date) Trends in the quality of nurse education in West African sub-region. West African College of Nursing.

(Ongoing) in collaboration with Dr Ana J et al, BMJ WA. Evaluation of health research capacity building in West Africa. BMJ WA and different State Governments of Nigeria.

(June 2006 - March 2007) Newell R, Thomas P. Community Health Facilitators Project. UoB Strategic Fund. (£15000)

(June 2006 - March 2008) in collaboration with Dr Giga, Dr Watson-Druée, Gatecliffe & Cassidy. Breaking Through Programme – Learning locations, Development Modules, Coaching (£35000) & Personal Coaching (£7500). Department of Health – Institute of Improvement and Innovation.

(Feb 2006 - August 2006) Archibong U, Giga S, Walker G, Elliott J. Evaluation of ‘Getting Results’ and the Capacity Development Needs of Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations. Commission for Racial Equality. (£34800)

(April 2005 - September 2006) Identifying the critical success factors in the implementation and evaluation of Benchmarking in the NHS private and public sectors. Department of Health. (£35000)

(January - April 2006) with Lasebikan M. Evaluation of Positively Diverse (PD) programme. NHS Employers. (£7000)

(May 2005 - July 2006) with Giga S. Effects of Racism on BME nurses and the early onset of retirement. CPHVA. (£11950)

(January 2005 - January 2006) Cultural understanding in Leadership and Management. Leadership Foundation of Higher Education. (£39000)

(September 2004 - August 2006) with Dr Darr, Dr Atkin and Professor Johnson. Recruitment of South Asian people into nursing schools. Department of Health. (£227500)

(September 2003 - August 2006) with Professor Carol Baxter, Professor Mark Johnson, University of Middlesex + Department of Health. Increasing the awareness, effectiveness and application of Positive Action (PA) initiatives in Higher and Further Education and Health Sectors. Matched funded by European Union ESF programme on Researching Equal Opportunities in the Labour Market. (£590000)

(September 2002 - August 2004) Archibong U, Newell R, Hinds G. Problematic Drug Use by young people. National Lottery Community Fund. (£118000)

(June 2002 - August 2004) with Bradford Teaching Hospitals Trust, Bradford Primary Care Trusts, Bradford District Care Trust and Airedale NHS Trust. Positive images projectWest Yorkshire Workforce Training and Development Confederation (£70000)

(March 2001 - February 2003) with Dr Okereke E. Health Needs Assessment of African and African Caribbean people. Bradford Health Authority.(£46000)

Teaching Achievements

(2007 - 2010) Scholarship for MSc Diversity Management Course. Fair Cities Bradford. (£10000)

Publications

Archibong, U. and Adejumo, A. (2013 - in press) Affirmative Action in South Africa: Are we creating new casualties? Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture, DOI: 10.1002/jpoc.21073

Archibong, U. (Ed) (2013 - in press) Special Edition: Reframing Diversity Interventions in Austere Times. Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture, 3 (S1), DOI: 10.1002/jpoc.21073

Likupe, G. and Archibong, U. (2013) Black African Nurses' experiences of equality, racism and discrimination in the National Health Service. Journal of Psychological Issues in  Organizational Culture, 3 (S1), pp.227-246. doi: 10.1002/jpoc.21071

Portz, K., Newell, R. and Archibong, U. (2012) Diversity competency of NHS leaders: Links between rising ambulance demand and life threatening-calls in areas of high and low socioeconomic status. Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture, (Forthcoming).

Aziz, A., Archibong, U. and Lucas, J. (2011) Quality assurance, an approach to improving the quality of nurse education in Pakistan. West African Journal of Nursing, 22 (2), pp.39-47.

Archibong, U. and Sharps, P. (2011) A comparative analysis of affirmative action in UK and USA. Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture, 2 (2), pp.17 – 38

Ashraf, F., Archibong, U. and Newell, R.J. (2010) Engaging Local Black and Minority Ethnic Communities in Health and Education. International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 10 (4), pp.241-252.

Archibong, U., Scally, A., Eferakorho, J., Darr, A., Atkin, K., Baxter, C., Johnson, M.R.D., Bell, M., Waddington, L., Wladasch, K., Bedard, T., Oluyinka, A., Sharps, P. and Bradshaw, P. (2010) Positive action measures across different equality grounds, organisations and sectors in European and Non-European Countries. International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 10 (3), pp.175 – 189.

Archibong, U. and Ashraf, F. (2010) Positive Action in the United Kingdom. Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Available at http://migration-boell.de/web/diversity/48_2695.asp

Archibong, U. (2010) A study on positive action in the European Union, Canada, United States and South Africa. Heinrich Boell Stiftung, Available http://migration-boell.de/web/diversity/48_2641.asp

Bell, M., Waddington, L. and Archibong, U. (2010) Exploring Positive Action from a Legal Perspective in EU and Non-EU Countries. International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 9 (6), pp.43-54 http://www.Diversity-Journal.com

Archibong, U., Eferakorho, J., Darr, A., Scally, A., Atkin, K., Baxter, C., Johnson, M.R.D., Bell, M., Waddington, L., Wladasch, K., Bedard, T., Oluyinka, A., Sahrps, P. and Bradshaw, P. (2009) Perceptions of the Impact of Positive Action in EU and non-EU Countries. International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 9 (5), pp.111-124.

Archibong, U., Darr, A., Eferakorho, J., Scally, A., Atkin, K., Baxter, C., Johnson, M.R.D., Bell, M., Waddington, L., Wladasch, K., Bedard, T., Oluyinka, A., Sahrps, P. and Bradshaw, P. (2009) Methodological Challenges of Researching Positive Action Measures. International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 9 (5), pp.99-110.

Ashraf, F. and Archibong, U. (2009) Journeying towards Leadership: Personal Accounts of Experiences of Corrective Action by Managers in NHS Organisations. International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 9 (3), pp.171-180.

Archibong et al (2009) Positive Action Measures in the European Union, Canada, United States and South Africa.PAMECUS volumes 1, 2, & 3.

Archibong et al (2009) International perspectives on positive action: A comparative analysis in the European Union, Canada, the United States and South Africa. European Commission. Available at http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=618&langId=en.

Baxter, C., Archibong, U., Giga, S. and Kular, R. (2008) Critical Success Factors in the Implementation of Positive Action in the NHS UK. International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 8.

Darr, A., Atkin, K., Johnson, M. and Archibong, U. (2008) Recruitment of South Asian people into the nursing profession: a knowledge review. Journal of Research in Nursing, 13 (2), pp.151 - 160

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