IIP Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of INCLUSIVITY IN PRACTICE has been drawn from a variety of HR expert academics and practitioners. The Board is constantly reviewed with additions made to ensure a global and broad range of perspectives.

This specialist knowledge and expert thought will ensure that information is current, evidenced and provide the relevant insight to assist practitioners to excel in their role as diversity exponents and to intelligently and successfully drive the subject matter to the front of their organisation’s practice.


Advisory Board Members

Dr.-Doirean-Wilson-picDr Doirean Wilson D.Prof Practice, MA HRM, Chartered FCIPD, Fellow European SPES Institute, Cert Ed (FE) Senior Lecturer (Practice), Chief Advisor, Inclusivity in Practice

DR DOIREAN WILSON IS FOUNDER OF INCLUSIVITY IN PRACTICE and an expert in Cultural Diversity. Doirean is a Fellow of the European SPES Institutes and a Fellow of the CIPD. She is also an academic, author, HRM Practitioner and artist. Doirean holds a Doctorate in Professional Practice (D.Prof), a Master’s degree in HRM (MA HRM), a Postgraduate Certificate in Management Studies (CMS), and one in Further Education (Cert Ed FE). She is a CIPD Fellow, with more than 20 years leadership experience and a proven track record of success. Her research and teaching interests are Cultural Diversity management, Cross-cultural teams, Gender disparity, Leadership and management with published works in these areas. Doirean is reputed to be the first BME woman to lead an Executive MBA Programme in the UK. She has managed a range of other HR and Leadership Development programmes for the public sector, and currently leads successful modules in Equality Diversity & Inclusion and others in Business Consulting delivered in the UK, Dubai and Hong Kong. Doirean is also a University Coach. Her former roles include Business Consultancy, Journalism, Television Presenting and Project management.

To find out more about Dr Doirean’s highly regarded research and artwork around respect, click here.


Prof Laszlo ZsolnaiPROFESSOR LASZLO ZSOLNAI is an eminent professor and director of the Business Ethics Center at the Corvinus University of Budapest. He is chairman of the Business Ethics Faculty Group of the CEMS (Community of European Management Schools, The Global Alliance in Management Education). He serves as editor of the Frontier of Business Ethics book series at Peter Lang Publishers in Oxford. With Luk Bouckaert he founded the European SPES Forum in Leuven, Belgium. He is co-founder of the Buddhist Economics Research Platform, a collaborative venture of Buddhist scholars and practitioners. Laszlo Zsolnai’s books include the following: Ethics in the Economy: Handbook of Business Ethics (2002. Oxford, UK: Peter Lang Academic Publishers), Spirituality, Ethics and Management (2004. Boston, MA, Dordrecht, the Netherlands, London, UK: Kluwer Academic Publishers), Business Within Limits: Deep Ecology and Buddhist Economics (2005. Oxford, UK: Peter Lang Academic Publishers), Spirituality as a Public Good (2007. Antwerp, Belgium, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands: Garant), Frugality: Rebalancing Material and Spiritual Values in Economic Life (2008. Oxford, UK: Peter Lang Academic Publishers), Europe-Asia Dialogue on Business Spirituality (2008. Antwerp, Belgium, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands: Garant), Responsible Decision Making (2008. New Brunswick, NJ, London, UK: Transaction Publishers), The Future International Manager: A Vision of the Roles and Duties of Management (2009. Houndmills, UK, New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan), and The Collaborative Enterprise: Creating Values for a Sustainable World (2010. Oxford, UK: Peter Lang Academic Publishers).


timmsPERRY TIMMS is a Chartered Member of the CIPD; and Visiting Fellow at Sheffield Hallam Business School.  Skilled as a facilitator, coach and mentor Perry is qualified in change and a range of psychometric tools and has been leading on business improvement and change for over 20 years. He is Vice Chair of the Northamptonshire CIPD Branch and lectures. Having held corporate roles as Head of Learning, Talent & OD in public and not-for-profit sectors, Perry set up his own enterprise – PTHR (People & Transformational HR) delivering his aim – to change the world of work; one conversation at a timePerry was voted one of the top 10 HR Bloggers in the 2013 update and is currently the Advisor to the CIPD on Social Media & Engagement. He was a Guide for the CIPD’s “Hackathon” – an online, open-source innovation platform encouraging practitioners to “hack” HR; to create new practices, processes and protocols and build an adaptability advantage for HR to influence the world of work in complex, volatile and unpredictable circumstances. Perry has been published in many professional journals including People Management, ILM, HR Zone and online books on the future of HR with the first published in 2014 – HR2025. Perry’s values are Respect; Autonomy; Growth, Hope and Happiness and describes himself as a lifeaholic.


ANTHONY WILKES (Guest Advisor) is Executive Chair and Chief Assessor for the United Kingdom Investor in Equality & Diversity (UKIED) Charter Mark, and Managing Director of the CIPFA Education and Training Centre (CETC). Anthony is an experienced specialist equality, diversity and inclusion change management consultant and trainer with extensive experience working across the public, private and third sectors throughout the UK and mainland Europe. He holds a range of academic education qualifications in addition to a number of specialist management and leadership qualifications from the Institute of Learning and Management. Anthony has held a number of government advisory positions working with senior civil servants with the Department for Education for example. Anthony has also served on a number of government and NDPB specialist equality and diversity committees/working groups in addition to holding a number of Secretary of State Public Appointments with, for example, the General Teaching Council (GTC) and the Learning Skills Council (LSC). He is a Director and Council Member of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and a Fellow of the Institute for Learning. Anthony is also a very experienced regulatory working across the statutory professional and independent national sectors.

clive_mortonPROFESSOR CLIVE MORTON OBE is an Associate Professor at Middlesex University Business School London. He is also a Chartered Companion and former vice president of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), and former chairman of the Association of Management Education & Development.

Clive is an experienced and successful company director with four decades of leadership in public and private organisations. He has been Director of Personnel/Human Resources for Komatsu UK, Northern Electric, Rolls Royce Industrial Power Group and Anglian Water Services. He now directs and consults to organisations in private, social enterprise and public sectors. He has chaired NHS trusts and was founding chair of PMETB, the UK body for medical doctor training.

His doctorate is in Industrial Relations from LSE and he has published 6 books on HR, diversity, competitiveness and sustainability.


Prof Nick RumensPROFESSOR NICK RUMENS, as well as being a notable academic is internationally recognised as a significant figure in the area of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBTs), sexualities and genders in the workplace. He has published widely on topics such as gay and bi men’s workplace friendships, sexuality and professionalism, the working lives of older LBGT employees and gay men employed in the police and performing arts. Professionally qualified in the field of Human Resources (MCIPD), before joining academia he enjoyed a career as a senior HR practitioner in the public sector.


Dr Ian RoperDR IAN ROPER is a principal lecturer specialising in employment relations. His is currently researching four areas of interest. The first area is on the issue of HR as a management profession, establishing what HR practitioners are doing in the UK and in Hong Kong. The second area, is on what large multinationals are doing in relation to the reporting of ethical behaviour in relation to HR issues. The third area is on the issue of work-life balance – and on HR and employer responses to regulatory change on the issue. Finally, the forth issue of interest is on the HR issues involved in the reform of public services.


Dr Uracha Chatrakul Na AyudhaDR URACHA CHATRAKUL NA AYUDHYA is a senior lecturer in Organisational Behaviour. Her research interests include work-life balance, gender, life course transitions and qualitative methodologies. She has conducted studies exploring work-life balance experiences among new labour market entrants from the UK and Asian countries. As a former international student and then a migrant worker in the UK, her interests also include exploring international students’ experiences as temporary migrants in the UK. She received a research grant from the Richard Benjamin Trust to explore how changing immigration policy impacted international students’ perceptions of the UK as a welcoming place to study and work. Uracha is an associate editor of the international journal Community, Work and Family (Taylor and Francis).


GaleBaptisteGALE JEAN BAPTISTE is an HR senior leader, MBA graduate and CIPD Fellow with global experience within multinational organisations and SMEs. She currently works for the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Secretariat (OECS). Gale has a successful track record for building and leading high performing teams within multicultural environments. Her recent roles include Head of HR – Middle East, Yahoo, where she was a key member of the MENA leadership team, accountable for developing and driving the EMEA HR strategy across the EMEA region. Previously she was Head of HR Operations, Yahoo, Head of HR Programmes, Yahoo and Head of Talent Acquisition for Yahoo EU. Her other roles also include partnering with senior business leaders within IST DCT BP to drive BP’s global HR agenda, as an HR Business Partner. Prior to consulting to BP Gale worked in an HR capacity assisting start-ups and SMEs to successfully develop and grow their businesses.


Dr Rea Prouska picDR REA PROUSKA is an academic and co-editor of Critical Issues in Human Resource Management (CIPD) and Business and Management Practices in Greece: A Comparative Context (Palgrave Macmillan). She has an MSc in HRM and a PhD with research interests covering HRM in the European periphery, quality of working life, particularly in times of financial crisis and austerity, and organisational change.


Prof Malcolm SargeantPROFESSOR MALCOLM SARGEANT is a professor of Labour Law with learning and teaching interests in the area of Employment and Discrimination Law, particularly age discrimination at work. He is also joint managing editor of E-Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies and member of the scientific committees of the journals Diritto Delle Relazione Industriali and Revista journal’s Internacional y Xomparada de Relaciones Laborales Derecho del Empleo. Malcolm is also author of Discrimination and the Law (May 2013) Routledge; Essentials of La Employment Law (2013) (co-authored) 12th edition CIPD; Age Discrimination (2011) Gower Press; Age Discrimination in Employment (2007) Gower Press; and Employment Law (2012) (co-authored) 5th edition Pearson. Malcolm has edited several other books and refereed numerous research articles.


Dr Anne DaguerreDR ANNE DAGUERRE holds a Phd in Political Science and is an alumna of the Woodrow Wilson Center. She is a specialist in welfare reform and her current research makes comparative study of the US and the UK. Her research interests include Critical Theory, Gender, Political Philosophy, Cultural Theory, Sexuality, and Politics of social work and social policy. Her authored works include Active Labour Market Policies in International Context: What works best? Lessons for the UK (2009), DWP Working Paper 59, and Active Labour Market Policies and Welfare Reform: Europe and the US in Comparative Perspective, Palgrave, 2007. Refereed articles include: ‘The Second Phase of US Welfare Reform, 2000-2006: Blaming the Poor Again?’, (2008), Social Policy and Administration, 42 (4), pp. 362-378. 2011; ‘Antipoverty Programmes in Venezuela’, Journal of Social Policy, 40: 835-852 2011; ‘US Social Policy in the 21st Century: The Difficulties of Comprehensive Social Reform’, Social Policy & Administration, Special Issue: The times they are changing? Crisis and the welfare state 45(4) 389-407 2008; ‘The Second Phase of US Welfare Reform, 2000-2006: Blaming the Poor Again?’, Social Policy and Administration 42 (4): 362-378.


Elizabeth CottonELIZABETH COTTON is a senior lecturer whose academic background is in political philosophy and current writings include Global Unions Global Business. Second Edition, Croucher, R. and Cotton, E (2011) London: Libri Publishing; Resilience in a Recession, London: London School of Economics. eCollection (2013); ‘Regulating precarious work: the hidden role of the Global Union Federations’ in Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Working, published by Cambridge Scholars publishing, Series Editors: Tayo Fashoyin and Michele Tiraboschi, guest editors: Malcolm Sargeant and Martina Ori; Croucher, R. & Cotton, E. (2013) ‘Case study: Anglo American and HIV/AID’ in Gooderham, P. & Nordhaug, O; International Management: Cross-Boundary Challenges, Oxford: Blackwell. Cotton, E. (2010) ‘CSR and HRM’ in Roper, I., Prouska, R. and Chatrakulna Ayudhya, U. Critical Issues in Human Resource Management. London: CIPD. Elizabeth has also contributed numerous articles in her areas of interest.



DR ANGELA CHRISTOPHER’s MBE professional background and area of interest is in the UK Prison Service.  Her academic awards range from birth to adulthood and include National Nursery Examining Board (NNEB); Diploma in Post Qualifying Studies (DPQS); Certificate in Education (FE); a range of assessor and verification awards; BA Hons. Education and Training; MSc. Education Management, Post Graduate Certificates in Mentoring and Life Coaching, Education Management and Doctorate in Professional Practice – Offender learning and a certificate in Modern Greek.  She has a particular interest in the plight of Black Minority Ethnic males that are disproportionately represented in statistics for exclusion from education and inclusion at all stages of the Criminal Justice System. This interest has led to the development of training and presentations on cultural competence in practice.  She has devised a model of engagement for professionals and individuals affected by the criminal justice system and she is working in collaboration with other community organisations to establish a strategy to meet their needs.  Angela is involved in a range of community projects deemed to contribute to desistence, reducing and preventing offending behaviour for which she was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) at Buckingham Palace in 2008.  Angela recently accepted a role as Community Ambassador in a London Borough for the Metropolitan Police. Angela has been commissioned to publish a book on Martin Luther King Jr. on education.