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Professor Dame Carol Black DBE FRCP FMedSci

Distinguished Lecture Series - Work. Friend or Foe to Health?

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Dame Carol is Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge. She is also Expert Adviser on Health and Work to the Department of Health, England and is a Past-President of the Royal College of Physicians.

  • From: Wednesday 25 February 2015, 6 pm
  • To: Wednesday 25 February 2015, 7.15 pm
  • Location: Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
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Dame Carol is Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge. She is also Expert Adviser on Health and Work to the Department of Health, England, as well as Chairman of the Nuffield Trust and Chairman of the Governance Board of the Centre for Workforce Intelligence.

Professor Black is a Past-President of the Royal College of Physicians, of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and of the British Lung Foundation.  The Centre she established at the Royal Free Hospital in London is internationally renowned for research and treatment of connective tissue diseases such as scleroderma.

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Lecture abstract:
For moral, social and economic reasons, it is a major aim of government policy to safeguard and maintain the health and wellbeing of people of working age, and to support and enable people with health conditions to enter and remain in work, and to return to work after sickness absence. The necessary trend to extend working life in an ageing population heightens the importance of these issues, now and in the longer term.

Numerous factors, many operating from early life, influence health and employment outcomes, productivity and economic performance. An important step in addressing these factors and answer problems has been to see health and work as a collaborative enterprise. It is an enterprise in which Government, health, healthcare and social agencies, welfare agencies, employers and individuals each recognise their responsibilities for enabling productive and rewarding work for people with physical and mental health problems, while also safeguarding and promoting sustained good health in those who are well. Bad work is bad for health.

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Newton building, Main Entrance


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street


Our City site is located in Nottingham City Centre. There are a number of public car parks within a short walk from the University - Trinity Square and Talbot Street. There is also limited metered on street parking on Chaucer and Shakespeare Streets.

Travel Info:

If arriving by tram, please use the Nottingham Trent University stop. The Newton building can be found a short walk away along the same street.

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