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10.30am-11am

Opening of the IWD@UoB2017 [Atrium]

Prof Uduak Archibong MBE, Chair of the opening session and host of GENCafé

Prof Udy Archibong MBE. Uduak Archibong MBE is Professor of Diversity, Director of the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity and provides strategic oversight for quality, diversity and inclusion at the University of Bradford. She is Visiting Professor at several international universities, a Fellow of the West African College of Nursing and a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing.  Recognised as a top Inspirational Woman in Healthcare in the UK and Diversity and Inclusion thought leader, Uduak’s research, teaching and knowledge exchange activities have helped to shape workforce diversity and inclusive service delivery approaches.  She is currently coordinating a large-scale European Commission funded action research project on gender equality, GENOVATE, across 7 European Universities.

Professor Bill McCarthy, Deputy Vice Chancellor [Operations], University of Bradford

Prof Bill McCarthy.

Bill McCarthy is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Operations), and Honorary Professor of Health Policy at the University of Bradford.

An economist by training, he has held a number of senior public service appointments including Director General in the Department of Health, Chief Executive at City of York Council, Chief Executive of NHS Yorkshire and the Humber, and, most recently, National Policy Director, NHS England.

Dr Cecelia Anim CBE, President, Royal College of Nursing, Honorary Doctor of Health, University of Bradford

Dr Ceclia Anmin CBE Honorary Doctor of Health, University of Bradford, Cecilia is the first BME nurse in the RCN’s 99 year history to be elected to the College’s highest office in 2014. A sexual health nurse with particular expertise in the menopause, she works in Camden, north London, and has been active in the RCN for more than 30 years as a steward, Council member and latterly as Deputy President. Cecilia was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen's 2017 New Year's Honours List for her services to women's health

Professor Jackie Ford, 50th Anniversary Chair / Professor of Leadership and University of Bradford

Prof Jackie Ford. Prof Jackie Ford is the 50th Anniversary Chair: Professor of Leadership and Organisation Studies at University of Bradford School of Management. She has held Professorial roles since 2008 at the Universities of Leeds and Bradford.

Jackie Ford was previously Professor of Leadership and Organization and Founding Director of the Leeds University Centre for Leadership Studies, having worked as Professor of Leadership and Organization Studies at University of Bradford School of Management. Before this, she held senior academic appointments at the former

Nuffield Institute at Leeds University. She has 20 years’ experience of working in higher education, having spent the previous 10 years in a range of managerial roles in the National Health Service, culminating in a post as Board-level Director of Human Resources in a large NHS organisation.

Jackie’s portfolio of activities involves her in teaching, research, executive education and consultancy across organisations in both private and public services sectors. She has co-authored a monograph entitled Leadership as Identity: Constructions and Deconstructions, co-edited Making Public Services Management Critical, and has published in a range of journals including The British Journal of ManagementHuman Relations, and The Journal of Management Studies

Shazmin Akhtar, UBU Women’s and Campaign Officer, University of Bradford

Shazmin Akhtar. Shazmin is the Women's and Campaigns officer here at Bradford Students' Union. It is her job to ensure that women are adequately represented on campus, to bring issues that women face to the forefront of the University agenda and to encourage women to participate at all levels.  She also leads and facilitates campaigns.  Shazmin is responsible for providing support to women on campus and being at the forefront of campaigns to promote the liberation of women; Facilitating all campaigns on campus; Supporting the liberation officers on campus.