ESRC SEMINAR Cancer & Employment: Perspective of the Employing Organisation
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ESRC SEMINAR Cancer & Employment: Perspective of the Employing Organisation

ESRC SEMINAR Cancer & Employment: Perspective of the Employing Organisation

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Keynes Library, Birkbeck University of London

43-46, Gordon Square, London

London, United Kingdom

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As part of The METIS Collaboration, the Centre for Sustainable Working Life at Birkbeck University of London, is funded by the ESRC to organise a series of six Discussion Seminars on Cancer & Employment. These seminars offer opportunities for multidisciplinary and multi-professional groups to consider different social science perspectives on issues relating to cancer and employment. 

We would like to invite you to attend the fifth seminar of six. This will consider the perspective of the employing organisation


Programme:

09.30 – 09.45
Registration & Coffee

09.45 – 10.15
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Professor Tom Cox

10.15 – 10.45
Managing cancer at the workplace – Is it driven by evidence?
Professor Ziv Amir

10.45 – 11.15
"Working within your means: how employers support employees with cancer."
Jen Remnant

11.15 – 11.30
Break

11.30 – 12.00
'"Managing cancer in the workplace: three key things employers could do better'"
Barbara Wilson

12.00 – 12.30
"Challenges and considerations for employers"
Deborah Astles

12.30 – 13.00
BUFFET LUNCH

13.30 – 15.00
Discussion Groups

15.00 – 15.30
Feedback & Plenary Discussion

15.30 – 15.45
Final remarks

by 16.00
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Keynote Speakers:

Professor Ziv Amir
Honorary Professor of Cancer Survivorship, Salford University
“Managing cancer at the workplace – Is it driven by evidence?”
Ziv Amir is Honorary Professor in Cancer Survivorship at the University of Salford.  He is a social scientist with a particular interest in the socio-economic aspects of living with and beyond cancer, especially at the impact of cancer on survivors’ employment. Ziv is the programme leader of a new Post Graduate (on-line) Certificate programme in Cancer Survivorship, School of Health Sciences, Salford University.

Jen Remnant
Institute of Health & Society, University of Newcastle
"Working within your means: how employers support employees with cancer."
Jen Remnant is a final year ESRC funded doctoral student at Newcastle University completing a project examining multiple perspectives of a cancer diagnosis in the workplace. Prior to this she completed her undergraduate in Disability Studies at Northumbria University, and a Health and Social Science research MSc also at Newcastle. Jen is the PGR/ECR representative on the British Sociological Association Medsoc committee. Her research interests are health, employment, health inequalities, welfare and disability. 

Barbara Wilson
Founding Director, Working With Cancer
"Managing cancer in the workplace: three key things employers could do better"
Barbara Wilson is the founder and Director of Working With Cancer, a social enterprise, supporting employers, employees and carers affected by cancer. She is a senior HR professional with over 40 years’ experience at Catlin Group Ltd, Schroders, Barclays and Price Waterhouse. WWC offers services which do not presently exist in the UK; no other organisation provides coaching for cancer survivors to help them return to work as well as workshops for employers and for cancer patients on successfully managing work and cancer.

Deborah Astles
HR Director, Corporate Responsibility & Policy, Unipart
"Challenges and considerations for employers"
Deborah Astles is HR Director, Corporate Responsibility & Policy for the Unipart Group, a post she has held for the past 5 years. Previous to this, she held a range of different roles in Human Resources – although always with Unipart - where she has worked for most of her career. Deborah’s recent focus has been Employee Wellbeing and she has been instrumental in devising and launching Unipart Workwell, the Group’s award-winning Employee Wellbeing Programme. 


Registration:

The seminar is open to all those involved with the issue of cancer and employment or who are developing an interest in that area. Seminars in the present series have attracted a multidisciplinary and multi-professional participation involving academics, advisers, researchers, practitioners and policy makers. Among others, participants have been health and care professionals,social scientists, employers, from Human Resources, the trades unions and occupational health services, the legal and insurance industries, and a variety of professional and third sector organisations.

The event is free. There is an upper limit on available places.

Registration is now open until 6th November 2016.


Refreshments

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided at the beginning of the morning session and during the afternoon. A buffet lunch will also be provided.


Travel:

Gordon Square is one of the many beautiful squares which are found in Bloomsbury; squares with much history.

It is easily accessible from both Euston and St Pancras / Kings Cross mainline stations and is also a short walk from Marylebone mainline station. The nearest tube stations, in addition to those serving the mainline stations are: Russell Square, Goodge Street and Euston Square.

For more information on the event please email cswl@bbk.ac.uk

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