Claire Tyler Distinguished Lecture

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Claire Tyler (The Baroness Tyler of Enfield) will be visiting the University on Thursday 22 June to deliver her lecture as part of the 2017 Distinguished Lectures programme.

Date & Time: Thursday 22 June 2017, 18:00 with teas and coffees served from 17.30
Location: 58/1067 (Murray Building), Highfield Campus

Lecture Title:

What can wellbeing tell us about Brexit?

Synopsis:

Trust and social cohesion are crucial in society. The debate and vote around the UK’s decision to leave the EU shows they are sorely lacking in Britain today. More than ever, people express feelings of disconnection, from the political process and from communities. Feelings of inequality and declining social mobility may be a significant part of the problem. But more broadly, people’s own feelings of life satisfaction – their self-reported wellbeing – could present a fuller picture of the condition of communities. We must explore whether a nuanced treatment of the challenges facing the UK in 2017 goes beyond money, and ask how differences in levels and inequalities of wellbeing impact society today.

About Claire Tyler:

Advocacy for Social Mobility, Families and Vulnerable Children

Claire Tyler became the Chair of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) in February 2012. She was nominated as a Liberal Democrat Peer in November 2010 and from 1 February 2011 has sat in the House of Lords as Baroness Tyler of Enfield.

In the House of Lords, Claire is currently chair of the Lords Select Committee on Financial Exclusion, which will report in March 2017. She is currently Co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics, and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Mobility.

Outside of Parliament, Claire has been the President of the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) since August 2012, and a Vice President of Relate since November 2012. She also chairs the “Make Every Adult Matter” coalition of charities helping adults with multiple needs.

Previously, Claire sat on the Poverty and Disadvantage Committee of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (2002-2006). She also chaired the ‘Kids in the Middle’ coalition, a group of national charities and agony aunts campaigning for better services for separating parents and their children.

Claire is now the Lead Lib Dem Spokesperson for Mental Health in the Lords. She chaired the Values-Based Child and Adolescent Mental Health System Commission, which reported in November 2016. She was also a member of the Think Ahead Board overseeing a new adult mental health social work fast track programme from 2012, before stepping down in November 2016. Between 2007 and 2012 Claire was the Chief Executive Officer of Relate, the UK’s leading relationship support agency.

Other Parliamentary Experience

Claire was co-chair of the Parliamentary Inquiry into Charitable Giving which reported in June 2014. In 2013 she chaired the Liberal Democrat policy working group which produced the report “A Balanced Working Life” and was a member of the Liberal Democrat Working Group on an Ageing Population which reported in 2014.

Other Public Engagements

For 5 years Claire was joint chair of the Social Policy Forum and has sat on the Executive Committee of the Public Management and Policy Association for 7 years. She is a member of the Advisory Council of the Step Up to Serve campaign, and was a board member of the former Office of the Deputy Prime Minister from April 2002 until June 2006.

Education

After graduating in law and politics from Southampton University, Claire joined the Greater London Council/Inner London Education Authority in 1978 and in 1988 she joined the Civil Service. Claire also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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