Fireside Chat with Dame Carol Black



Venue: 21 Chee Hoon Avenue (off Adam or University Road)

Date: 16 April 2014, Wednesday

Time: 6.30pm-9.00pm

Fee: $25 for cost recovery (Both members and non members)

Professor Dame Carol Black has had a pivotal role in addressing the issues of health and the workplace in her decades-long illustrious career that includes prominent appointments such as the first UK National Director for Health and Work, President of Royal College of Physicians, and her current role as Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge.

As the author of the landmark review of Britain’s working age population that was presented to UK Government to broad cross-party support, Prof. Dame Black will share the challenges she identified through her research to health and well-being in working life and the reforms she recommended to improve overall occupational health that consider human, social, and environmental factors beyond mere clinical diagnoses. Prof. Dame Black will provide insight into the interconnected topics of work and health at public policy and at personal levels that often go unconsidered. As a leader in her field, she will also talk about her experiences as a woman in leadership roles and bring her perspectives to young ambitious career women today.

Further Background

Professor Dame Carol Black was trained as a medic and was first appointed Professor, then Head of Rheumatology at Royal Free Hospital, London, where she was Medical Director from 2000-2002. The Centre she founded there is internationally renowned for its research on connective tissue disease. From 2002-2006, she was President of the Royal College of Physicians (only the second woman president in its 500-year history), and then held the position of Chairman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges until 2009. She was the first National Director for Health and Work, leading independent reviews in 2008 and with David Frost CBE in 2011 that were presented to UK Parliament.

She has served in leadership roles of numerous charities and foundations throughout her career, including the British Lung Foundation and the UK Health Honours Committee, and is currently Expert Adviser to the UK Department of Health; Chair of the Governance Board, Centre for Workforce Intelligence; Chair of the Health at Work network; and Chair of the Nuffield Trust, which is dedicated to improving healthcare policy. Prof. Dame Black is also a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. In 2013, she was named one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the UK by Women’s Hour on BBC4.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM SGT
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