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Udy Archibong

Professor of Diversity

Faculty/Dept/School Centre for Inclusion and Diversity
(Faculty of Health Studies)
Telephone +441274 233816


Uduak Archibong PhD MBE 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 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. She has recently led to completion a major multi-million European Commission funded action research project, GENOVATE, across 7 European Universities and is currently involved in a multi-million Horizon 2020 project, RRING, along with 22 international partners in Europe, China, Africa, India, Japan, North America and South America.  She is also involved in a national research study ‘Cracking the Concrete Ceiling’ which seeks to explore the impact of the ‘Diversifying Leadership’ programme of the Leadership Foundation [now part of Advance HE] on UK Black and Minority Ethnic Academic staff. This study is in collaboration with Royal Holloway, University of London, the University of East London and the Equality Challenge Unit [now part of Advance HE].  She is the Guest Editor of a recently published Special Issue of the Journal of Psychological Issues in Organisational Culture entitled 'Reframing Diversity Interventions in Austere Times'.


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 project. West 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)