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I am a psychologist, scholar practitioner, a regular media contributor and expert on leadership, diversity, intersectionality and organisation culture. I also have extensive experience in coaching, executive education, programme design and research advising, and have over 35 scholarly and professional publications. I am Dean of the Rhodes Scholarships (based at the University of Oxford) and concurrently Director of Delta Alpha Psi, a niche leadership and inclusion consultancy. I was previously Director of the Gender, Leadership & Inclusion Centre at Cranfield School of Management, and Reader (Full Professor).
I have worked with many of the FTSE 100, United Nations agencies, legal and other professional services firms, and the UK Civil Service for over 15 years, adopting an evidence-based approach when working with business leaders to advance inclusion. I am a member of the UK nationally-convened Health & Wellbeing Response Taskforce for COVID-19 NHS staff. I also act as Inclusion Adviser on Regional Talent Boards for the NHS, and Academic Adviser on the Parker Steering Committee led by Sir John Parker into ethnic diversity on FTSE350 boards as commissioned by the then-UK Secretary of State for Business.
My work promoting inclusion and excellence in organisations has been recognised with a number of awards, and I was recently recognised in People Management magazine's Top 20 Diversity and Inclusion ‘Power List’ for 2020. I also won Inspiring Board Leader of the Year award at the Precious Awards in 2019, along with a number of other awards for excellence in academic publications.
In addition to my Honorary Fellowshiop at Trinity College, I have held visiting faculty positions at Queen Mary, University of London; Lagos Business School, Nigeria; and the University of Pretoria, South Africa.