My work at the University of Manchester
In addition to my research, I have three additional responsibilities at the University of Manchester.
I am Associate Vice-President for Social Responsibility, with senior management responsibility for ensuring that the Universtiy delivers on its social responsibility agenda and for equality and diversity issues within the University. In this role I provide academic leadership for the Widening Participation Programme (see latest report 980KB). I report directly to the President and Vice-Chancellor in relation to social responsibility.
My most recent report 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 1.2MB) as is guidance that I have developed in relation to improving the recruitment process in the University (Promoting diversity in academic recruitment 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.