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Disability Inclusion in Employment

Tuesday 25 January 2022
3.45 - 4.45pm
The event will take place on Microsoft Teams.
Please register using the form below.


Warwick is a signatory and founding member of the Disability Employment Charter (DEC). At this event we'll be talking more about how the DEC was formed, what it covers, and the work that Warwick is doing on disability equality and accessibility.

All are welcome to attend - staff, students, and any members of the public interested in learning more about the DEC and what Warwick is doing in this area.

We will have presentations from Professor Kim Hoque (Warwick Business School) and Diane Lightfoot (CEO, Business Disability Forum) and a panel discussion chaired by Dr Jane Andrews (Chair of Warwick's Disability Taskforce) and including Jenny Wheeler (Chair of Warwick’s Disabled Staff Network) and Karen Terry-Weymouth (Warwick’s HR Strategy Director and Senior Disability Champion for recruitment and retention).

The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions to find out more from the speakers. Please do use the form below to submit any questions you have in advance of the event.

If you’re interested in attending the event, please register using the form below.


Speaker Bios

Diane Lightfoot is CEO of Business Disability Forum, a not-for-profit membership organisation that supports businesses to recruit and retain disabled employees and to serve disabled customers. Business Disability Forum’s c.400 members employ around 20% of the UK workforce and range from FTSE 100 companies and central Government departments to technology, transport and construction companies, retailers, higher education providers, and public services bodies. Diane is also co-Chair of the Disability Charities Consortium, a group of nine major national disability charities in the UK. Diane joined Business Disability Forum in February 2017 after moving from her former role as Director of Policy and Communications for United Response, a leading national disability charity. Whilst at United Response, Diane also took on the strategic leadership of the organisation’s employment services as a whole and she is passionate about the role that good work has to play in transforming people’s lives.

Kim Hoque is Professor of Human Resource Management at Warwick Business School. He researches and teaches in the areas of disability, equalities, and human resource management more broadly. He co-provides the secretariat to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Disability on behalf of Warwick Business School, is a co-founder of the Disability@Work group, was a Commissioner on the Centre for Social Justice’s Disability Commission, and is a founder member of the Disability Employment Charter. He is on the editorial boards of Journal of Management, Human Relations and Industrial Relations Journal. He has worked closely in recent years with organisations including the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, NHS Scotland, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, the Japan Institute of Labour Policy and Training, and the Trades Union Congress.

Diane Lightfoot.

Professor Kim Hoque.

Jenny Wheeler, with the Disability Smart Award.

Karen Terry Weymouth.


Event recording

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