Professor Udy Archibong

Professor Udy Archibong

Professor of Diversity, University of Bradford

Uduak Archibong is Professor of Diversity at the University of Bradford, UK, where she directs the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity and provides strategic oversight for equality and diversity across the institution.

Uduak is a thought leader in inclusion and diversity and currently leading in setting agenda to drive research, learning and knowledge exchange activities internationally. She has a sustained, distinguished presence in this field and much of her work has focused on workforce diversity, diversity-competent leadership in public, private and third sector organisations.

Uduak’s academic and professional work has major impacts locally, nationally and globally. Key among these impacts is that the body of her research work has provided a robust understanding of challenges of applying diversity interventions in enhancing workforce diversity and inclusive service delivery.

Her research provides a clear international definition of positive action and application for representational and participative diversity. She has recently led a major multi-million European Commission funded action research project, GENOVATE, across 7 European Universities and is currently involved in a multi-million Horizon 2020 project, RRING, along with 22 international partners.

Uduak has published extensively and is on the editorial board of a number of academic journals, including Guest Editor of a recently published Special Issue of the Journal of Psychological Issues in Organisational Culture entitled ‘Reframing Diversity Interventions in Austere Times’. Uduak was listed in the New Year Honours list 2015 and was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for her contributions to higher education and equality.