Invaluable advice for a successful career in the Care Sector

Posted by er134 at Dec 03, 2013 10:55 AM |
Professor Mary Dixon-Woods and Dr Angela Sarkis CBE to give advice on forging a career in the Care Sector at free public lecture 10 December

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 3 December 2013

Professor Mary Dixon-Woods from the University of Leicester’s Department of Health Sciences and Dr Angela Sarkis CBE, Honorary Graduate of the University and Northamptonshire's “Victims of Crime Commissioner”, will be speaking at a free public lecture about forging successful careers in the Care Sector.

The lecture is to take place on Tuesday 10 December 2013 between 6:00pm – 8:00pm in the Rattray Lecture Theatre on the University of Leicester campus.

The focus of the event will be on providing invaluable real-life advice to students and postgraduates.

Dr Sarkis is a Civil Service Commissioner and a member of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales. She is also a former BBC Governor and a former member of the House of Lords Appointments Commission.

Her specialist interests include urban regeneration, education, youth crime prevention, leadership development and diversity.

Professor Dixon-Woods is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Quality and Safety.  She was elected as an Academician of the Academy of Social Science in 2011.

Outside of her work at the University of Leicester, she is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and a visiting professor at Imperial College’s Centre for Infection Prevention and Management.

In 2012, she was one of the first recipients of a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award, in support of her programme of research to examine the ethics of patient safety and quality in healthcare.

Postgraduates in health and social science disciplines are strongly encouraged to attend the lecture – it will be an invaluable opportunity for anyone considering a career in the Health and Care sectors.

Sharon Raynor, Development Manager in the Development and Alumni Relations Office at the University of Leicester, said: “We are very fortunate to have two leading experts in the care sector speaking at this event, offering perspectives from their first-hand experiences and providing attendees with helpful advice on how to get involved in the field.

“Both Professor Dixon-Woods and Dr Sarkis have interesting and inspiring personal stories to tell. The lecture will provide invaluable information for staff, students, postgraduates and members of the public alike.”

The event will take place on Tuesday 10 December 2013 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm, in the Rattray Lecture Theatre.


Notes to Editors:

For more information please see the speakers’ biographies and the event programme.

Book your place now – places are limited so early booking is advised.

The evening will be introduced by Martin Coffey (Academic Practice Service).

To confirm your attendance, or for further information, please email Martin at or visit

Contact name: Martin Coffey

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