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Pioneering in Diverse Leadership

Welcome to the first in a series of online workshops on Pioneering in Diverse Leadership in Academia.

The workshops have been designed to showcase our leaders and highlight the successes of our graduates. It is an opportunity to celebrate and learn from engaging conversations. We hope to use the inherent diversity we have at Middlesex University to collaborate and innovate in exciting ventures.

7 September 2021

Online

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Find all the recordings of the event here.

Purpose & Intended Outcomes

To successfully implement an effective diversity and inclusivity strategy, it is important to collaborate with some key leads on diversity at Middlesex and other stakeholders to run a workshop to identify:

  • What is currently done well,

  • Key changes required.

This workshop is to showcase success:

  • Academics from diverse ethnic backgrounds

  • Graduates from minority ethnic backgrounds

To hear the voices of students on what success looks like to them and the way forward.

This event forms part of an equity/equality, diversity, and inclusion work, including a Black Chemist Initiative and the Race Equality Charter.

The event has been made possible by the internal collaborative efforts of our students, academic and professional staff, our funder: the Royal Society of Chemistry, and our external collaborative partner: the Learning Science company, McGraw Hill.

We are grateful to the speakers - academics, students, and graduates -  for committing to the event and sharing their knowledge and experience with us.

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Keynote Speakers

INDUSTRY AND ACADEMIC  EXPERTS

Dr Doirean Wilson
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HUMAN RESOURCES

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Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Community Engagement & Diversity Practice ​at Middlesex University

Visiting Professor of Religion & Multiculturalism, for JCCAN School of Theology, Leadership and Management

Co-Chair of the Anti-Racism Network at Middlesex University, Chair of Nubian Jak Community Trust, and Pattron of the Wikes Educational Schorlarship Trust 

Chair of the 'EDUBATE' current affairs panel discussion series

Member of the Academy of Management Diversity and Inclusion Theme Committee

 

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and Fellow of the European SPES Institute

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

Professor Diane Purchase
PhD 

Professor of Environmental Biotechnology at Middlesex University

 

Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology

Fellow of the Institution of Environmental Sciences

Co-chair of the Chemical and Biophysical Processes in the Environment Committee of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) since 2017

Elected as Titular member of IUPAC in 2019

Editor of Environmental Geochemistry and Health and Environmental Science and Pollution Research.

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ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

Professor Ajit Shah
PhD 

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BIO-ANALYTICAL SCIENCE

Professor of Bio-Analytical Science at Middlesex University

Principal investigator and team leader at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in Drug Discovery for 20 years

Recipient of several awards at GSK including Exceptional Science award

Specialist in the development and application of chromatography and mass spectrometry-based assays

Specialist in identification and measurement of disease biomarkers using metabolomics and proteomics 

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Professor Richard Bayford
PhD

Professor of Biophysics and Engineering at Middlesex University

Director of Biophysics at Middlesex University Centre for Investigative Oncology

Head of Biophysics/Engineering Group

Visiting professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College London

Fellowship of the Institute of Physics (FInstP)

 

Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (FRSB)

 

Life Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE)

Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (FInstIPEM) 

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

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BIO-MODELLING AND INFORMATICS

Professor Kurt Barling
PhD

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JOURNALISM

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Professor of Journalism (Practice) at Middlesex University

A multi-award winning BBC Journalist and Documentary maker during a 25 year broadcasting career.

Has made dozens of documentaries and over 2000-news-films for BBC news.

The first Black Briton appointed to staff at the LSE in international Relations in 1998 before escaping to the world of journalism.

Current research interests are in diversity in the media and the impact of artificial intelligence on the future of journalism.

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

 

Opening and Closing Remarks 

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Dr Alan Page

Head of Department, Department of Natural Sciences at Middlesex University

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Anna Kyprianou
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion at Middlesex University

Opening and closing remarks

 

Pioneering in Diverse Leadership

Agenda

7 SEPTEMBER 2021

Chair: Dr Sandra Appiah

09:30

09:45

Check-in

Introduction

10:00

Opening remarks by Dr Alan Page, Associate Professor of Environmental and Public Health, Head of Natural Sciences Department

10:10

Dr Doirean Wilson, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management

10:40

Prof. Diane Purchase, Professor of Environmental Biotechnology

11:10

Prof. Ajit Shah, Professor of Bio-Analytical Science

11:40

Prof. Richard Bayford, Professor of Biophysics & Engineering

12:10

Short presentations: 

MDX Student Union: Anastasia Calin (Vice President Faculty of Science and Technology), Jaudat Alogba (Vice President Health Social Care and Education), and Kris Irategeka (Advocacy and Policy Manager)

Dr Eromona Whiskey, Consultant Mental Health Pharmacist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Cynthia Osemeke, Cancer Researcher, Biomedical Scientist with Haematology and Blood Transfusion speciality

Dr Milan Vu Research Assistant (post-doc), Biomedical Scientist with research expertise in cancer and Covid- 19, Middlesex University

Dr Anthony Futughe, Geo-Environmental Consultant, St Albans City & District Council

Dr Drupad Trivedi, CAMS Lecturer in Analytical & Measurement Science, University of Manchester

13:10

LUNCH BREAK

13:30

Prof. Kurt Barling, Professor of Journalism

14:00

Panel discussion chaired by  Georgina Cox,

Senior Lecturer Adult Health and Sheila Sobrany

Lecturer Adult Nursing

14:45

Closing remarks by Anna Kyprianou, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

15:00

End of Event

  Student & Graduate  Speakers 

Jaudat Alogba

Jaudat Alogba

Anastasia Calin

Anastasia Calin

Charlotte Appiah

Charlotte Appiah

Dr Eromona Whiskey

Dr Eromona Whiskey

Dr Cynthia Osemeke

Dr Cynthia Osemeke

Dr Milan Vu

Dr Milan Vu

Dr Anthony Futughe

Dr Anthony Futughe

Dr Drupad Trivedi

Dr Drupad Trivedi

Kris Irategeka

Kris Irategeka

Other Speakers and Moderators

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Dr Cynthia Ibeto

Associate Professor at the University of Nigeria Nsukka, Nigeria

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Georgina Cox 

Senior Lecturer Adult Health

Co-Chair of the Healthcare Academic’s Race Equality Diversity and Inclusivity Networks

(HAREDIN & SAG, HAREDIN ALUMNI & SHAREDIN)

Co-Chair of Middlesex Anti Racism Network (MDX-ARN)

Member of London Higher Tackling Racism Task Action Group (KPI’s)

Member of the Chief Nursing Officer’s Black Minority and Ethnic Strategic Advisory Group (CNO BME SAG)

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Dr Tom Abban

MALDI Marketing Manager at Kratos Analytical A Shimadzu Group Company

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Sheila Sobrany

Lecturer Adult Nursing

Chair of the Healthcare Academic’s Race Equality Diversity and Inclusivity Networks

(HAREDIN & SAG, HAREDIN ALUMNI & SHAREDIN)

Co-Chair of Middlesex Anti Racism Network(MDX-ARN)

Chair of London Higher Tackling Racism Task Action Group (KPI’s)

Member of the Chief Nursing Officer’s Black Minority and Ethnic Strategic Advisory Group 

(CNO BME SAG)

Member of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) London Region Board