Professional Doctorate in Corporate Social Responsibility.
BA in History.
Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development.
Institute of Leadership and Management Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring.
Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations Certificate in Mediation Skills.
Memberships and Citations
UK Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education Staff Equality Working Group 2010-11.
UK Equality Challenge Unit Higher Education National Dignity at Work Advisory Group 2006.
United Nations Observer at the First Democratic Elections in South Africa 1994.
At the University of Sunderland
Commended by Opportunity Now for Embedding Gender Equality 2007.
Top Stonewall UK University for Good Practice on LGB Issues 2007.
Women and Work Commission UK Exemplar Employer 2007.
Cited as Exemplar by Equalities and Human Rights Commission for Approach on Equal Pay 2008.
North East CIPD Equality and Diversity Award Winners 2008.
Race for Opportunity Awards UK Finalists 2008.
Silver Standard in Universities that Count Corporate Responsibility Index 2011.
Newcastle Pride 2013.
Universities’ HR Seminars, Birmingham 2014, Edinburgh and Cardiff 2015.
5th International Diversity Conference, Beijing 2005.
Association of University Administrators Equality Conference, London 2006.
CIPD Reward Forum Gender Seminar, London 2007.
Higher Education LGB Conference, Liverpool 2007.
Opportunity Now Conferences, Belfast 2007 and Leeds 2008.
Association of University Administrators Annual Conferences, York 2008 and Exeter 2009.
Mediation Conferences, CMP Resolutions, London 2008 and TCM Group, London 2011.
Universities and Colleges Employers Association Equalities Briefing, London 2012.
Local Students’ Union and Young Active Voices voluntary organisations.
Award for Individual Contribution to the Black and Minority Ethnic community, Sunderland 2015.