My work at the University of Manchester

In addition to my research, I used to have three additional responsibilities at the University of Manchester.

From 2005-2013, I was Associate Vice-President for Social Responsibility, with senior management responsibility for ensuring that the University delivered on its social responsibility agenda and for  equality and diversity issues within the University. In this role I provided academic leadership for the Widening Participation Programme (see latest report pdf 980KB). I reported directly to the President and Vice-Chancellor in relation to social responsibility.

In 2006, I published a report which identified serious inadequacies in the University – particularly in relation to the lack of women and ethnic minorities in senior leadership positions – and identified strategies to improve this. The report is available (Race in leadership report pdf 1.2MB) as is guidance that I developed in relation to improving the recruitment process in the University (Promoting diversity in academic recruitment word document 152KB ).

I am  non-executive Chairman of the Robert Darbishire Practice where my clinical work is based. The practice provides care for 22,000 patients in one of the most deprived areas of Manchester.