The future landscape of equality, diversity and inclusion across UK Universities.

Professor Julia Buckingham (Vice-Chancellor and President of Brunel University London) will discuss the future landscape of equality, diversity and inclusion.

Biography: Professor Julia Buckingham, CBE, FMedSci, FRSB, DSc

Julia Buckingham read Zoology at the University of Sheffield and moved to London to study for a PhD in Pharmacology at the University of London.  She was awarded a DSc and appointed to the Chair of Pharmacology at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1987 where she became Pre-clinical Dean in 1992.  She joined Imperial College London in 1997 and held the roles of College Dean for non-clinical Medicine, Head of the Department of Neuroscience and Mental Health and Pharmacology and Pro-Rector (Education and Academic Affairs). 

In 2012 Julia was appointed Vice-Chancellor and President of Brunel University London.  Throughout her career Julia has combined research and education with supporting the broader aspects of academic life through work with the research councils, medical charities and learned societies.  She has published widely in her field and received a number of prestigious awards and honours for her work; she was awarded a CBE in 2018 for services to Biology and Education and elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2019. 

Julia is currently President-elect and Treasurer of Universities UK, a Director of Imperial College Health Partners and of the National Centre for Universities and Business, a member of the All-Party Parliamentary University Group Council and Chair of The Concordat Strategy Group, supporting the career development of researchers, and the Athena SWAN Review Steering Group.

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