Lunch Hour Lecture | In conversation with UCL Women about Equity for International Women's Day
08 March 2023, 12:30 pm–1:30 pm
The Senior Women In Leadership and Development Alumni Network welcomes all colleagues to attend this Lunch Hour Lecture where there will be discussion about what equity means for colleagues at UCL.
This event is free.
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About the Lecture:
The Senior Women In Leadership and Development Alumni Network welcomes all colleagues to attend this Lunch Hour Lecture where there will be discussions around what equity means for colleagues from UCL.
The Senior Women In Leadership and Development Alumni Network welcomes all colleagues to attend this Lunch Hour Lecture to join discussion around what equity means for colleagues from UCL.
Our institution houses a broad church of staff from different social, economic, cultural, political backgrounds and opinions. As such, the topic of equity is a wide ranging one and involves a number of areas that can impede advancement of not just women, but anyone from a minority group.
This lunchtime lecture will be interactive as a number of subtopics are explored with the speakers and the attendees.
About the Speakers
Professor Parama Chaudhury
Pro-Vice Provost (Education – Student Academic Experience) at UCL
Parama Chaudhury is Professor (Teaching) in the Department of Economics, Founding Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning Economics (CTaLE) and Pro-Vice Provost (Education – Student Academic Experience) at University College London.
In the latter role, she supports faculties and departments respond to teaching and assessment challenges identified in student surveys and external evaluations. Prof Chaudhury also chaired the 2022 QAA Economics SBS and is a member of the RES Education and Training Committee. Prior to UCL, she has taught at Oxford, Yale and Dartmouth, and earned her PhD from New York University.
Director of Operations, Faculty of Life Sciences at UCL
Suzy Adcock is Director of Operations, Faculty of Life Sciences. Suzy is a UCL experienced operations professional with senior experience in the Higher Education sector, as well as having held B2B and not-for-profit roles. Always interested in solving problems, improvement opportunities and making things work.
Professor Michele Russell
Joint Director of Education, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology/Moorfields Eye Hospital at UCL
Michele is a Professor of Clinical Education and Higher Education Policy and Practice with 20+ years senior strategic leadership experience (C suite/executive level) in Higher Education, Government, public and private sector consultancy and previously in a range of clinical, education, research and leadership in the NHS. Her substantive post is now a jointly held post between University College London (UCL), Institute of Ophthalmology (IoO) and Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as Executive Director of Education in both organisations leading the education strategy to develop the vision and eye health workforce for London and cement the global positioning of the partnership as number one in the world for clinical, research and education.
Head of Student Success Projects, Vice-Provost Office for Education and Student Affairs at UCL
Paulette Williams is Head of Student Success Projects, Vice-Provost Office for Education and Student Affairs and has worked in higher education for over a decade leading widening participation and student success projects. She has worked on a range of access projects including tutoring and mentoring programmes in schools, sustained engagement initiatives for students in further education and most recently an institution-wide project addressing the BME attainment gap.