Angela joined Business Disability Forum (BDF) in 2013. She has worked in BDF’s advice and consultancy teams, and she is now Head of Policy and Research. She is an adviser to and research partner on several academic research projects related to work, health, and disability. She delivers BDF’s responses to public policy consultations and leads research engagement with disabled employees in BDF’s member organisations.
She regularly contributes to Human Resources (HR), occupational health, and workforce inclusion publications, and she also enjoys writing for disability ‘lifestyle’ magazines. She has appeared on BBC Radio 4, speaking on topics including women’s work and care ethics and the disability employment gap, and has given evidence at various Parliamentary Select Committee inquiries.
Prior to joining BDF, Angela worked in diversity and equalities management in the education and public sectors. She has been a HR specialist in disability and workplace adjustments, disability-related employee casework, equalities data management, and employee relations. She has also worked in dementia care services and occupational therapy in mental health and physical rehabilitation services (NHS).
She holds academic qualifications at postgraduate research level in legal and human rights philosophies, discrimination and human rights law, theology and religious studies, and inequalities and discriminations in multi-faith and interreligious dialogues.
Angela’s current research projects at BDF include language and culture change in disability workforce reporting methodologies, workplace adjustments, and interventions for better transitions between higher education and employment.