Dr Theresa Simpkin
Senior Lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University
Dr Theresa (Terri) Simpkin is a senior lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University and the Higher and Further Education Principal at CNet Training. She works across a range of disciplines and has authored world leading post graduate education for the Data Centre sector. Her consulting company, Mischief Business Engineering, is currently developing the flagship programme BraverStrongerSmarter – an interactive suite of interventions designed to leverage the value of diversity and inclusion initiatives in organisations.
A rabid Duran Duran fan and Terry Pratchett devotee, she is the most unlikely person to run a marathon.
Terri brings a multifaceted insight into the role of corporate culture, workplace systems and practices, and challenges the embedded norms of organisations that are traditionally lacking in diversity: particularly in regard to women. She believes that the underpinning cultures and norms of organisations must shift before we will see inclusion and diversity initiatives reaping rewards in the guise of truly inclusive workplaces.