Our panellists - Improving equality #vitaehangout
Rebecca Nestor, Learning for Good
Rebecca Nestor is director of Learning for Good Ltd, a small consultancy with a focus on equality and diversity, environmental sustainability and values-based leadership (www.learning-for-good.co.uk). She is also an international associate of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (www.lfhe.ac.uk).
Rebecca’s first degree is in English Literature. She has an MBA from the Open University, is a chartered fellow of the CIPD, and is qualified in the use of the personality preference tools Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Team Management Profile for individual and team development. She is programme co-director for the Leadership Foundation’s Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership and is part of the core team for the women’s development programme Aurora. Before setting up Learning for Good she was Associate Director of the Oxford Learning Institute, University of Oxford, where she had oversight of researcher development and leadership development within the university.
Sandy Sparks, University of Warwick
Gemma Tracey, Equality Challenge Unit
Gemma joined ECU in November 2014 and works on a range of projects connected with promoting equality and diversity in higher education, specialising in gender and gender identity. She is particularly interested in women’s leadership in higher education, the impact of maternity leave on academic careers, and lad culture on university campuses.
Lucy Vickers, Oxford Brookes University
Lucy Vickers is Professor of Law at Oxford Brookes University. Her main research area is the protection of human rights within the workplace and aspects of equality law. She has written extensively on issues relating to religious discrimination and age discrimination at work. She is the author of Freedom Of Speech and Employment (2002) OUP, and Religious Freedom, Religious Discrimination and the Workplace (2008) Hart Publishing, and a report for the European Commission on Religion and Belief Discrimination in Employment – The EU Law (2007), as well as numerous academic articles. She has undertaken research for HEFCE on managing age diversity in the HE sector, and managing without a retirement age. Her teaching areas include Criminal Law and Discrimination Law and she has also been involved in teaching and training on diversity issues at work.