Helen Curtis – Tuesday 8th March

Helen Curtis

To mark International Women’s Day the theme of the meeting will be on inclusivity, equity, and how we can create an environment shaped by a community’s needs and experiences. Helen has recently published an article in the AUA’s Development Monthly Bulletin: Creating an inclusive environment which you can subscribe to here.

Creating an Inclusive Environment slides


  • Allan, J. (2003) Inclusion, participation, and democracy what is the purpose? Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic (Inclusive education–cross cultural perspectives, v. 2).
  • Basit, T. N. and Tomlinson, S. (2012) Social inclusion and higher education. Bristol: Policy Press.
  • Beauchamp-Pryor, K. (2013) Disabled students in Welsh higher education : a framework for equality and inclusion. Rotterdam: SensePublishers (Studies in Inclusive Education, volume 21). doi: 10.1007/978-94-6209-344-7.
  • Bhopal, K. and Alibhai-Brown, Y. (2018) White privilege : the myth of a post-racial society. Bristol: Policy Press.
  • Carter, J. et al. (1999) Ethnicity and employment in higher education. London: Policy Studies Institute (PSI report, no. 865).
  • Cooper, K. M., Krieg, A. and Brownell, S. E. (2018) “Who Perceives They Are Smarter? Exploring the Influence of Student Characteristics on Student Academic Self-Concept in Physiology,” Advances in physiology education, 42(2), pp. 200–208. doi: 10.1152/advan.00085.2017.
  • Criado Perez, C. (2019) Invisible Women: exposing data bias in a world designed by mean. London: Penguin Random House.
  • Crimmins, G. (2020) Strategies for supporting inclusion and diversity in the academy: higher education, aspiration and inequality. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Hastings, R. and Mansell, O. (2015) “Somewhere Over the Rainbow: The Challenges and Opportunities Open to Lgbt* Staff,” Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 19(4), pp. 122–126.
  • Reay, D. (2018) ‘Race and Elite Universities in the UK’ in. Arday, J, & Mirza, HS (eds), Dismantling Race in Higher Education : Racism, Whiteness and Decolonising the Academy, Springer International Publishing AG, Cham. Available from: ProQuest Ebook Central. [26 February 2022].
  • Wing Sue, D (2021) ‘Death by a thousand cuts’  In Microaggressions: Death by a Thousand Cuts – Scientific American

Jill Walsh – Thursday 9th December 2021

Jill Walsh
Jill is School Manager at the School of Arts at the University of Bristol and has worked within Higher Education for 12 years. She started her career as an administrative assistant, gradually working her way to School Manager through a series of education focussed roles. Jill is a graduate of the PG Cert. and continues to mentor participants on the programme. She graduated with an MBA from the Open University in 2018. Jill has an interest in finding innovative and cost-effective ways to build opportunities for creative problem solving. She has a keen interest in staff development for her teams and ensuring ongoing wellbeing through opportunities to connect.

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