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Bhaggie Patel

Bhaggie Patel

Type of Fellowship: General
Year of Fellowship: 2010

As recent Assistant Director - Equality and Diversity at Barnardo's, Bhaggie lead on the implementation of the equality and diversity policy UK wide, across Barnardo’s corporate departments and services.

Bhaggie is an accomplished trainer, practitioner and campaigner with over 25 years experience in both the third and public sectors. Her career portfolio spans many organisations in the Northwest and nationally including: Bolton Youth Service, Council for Voluntary Services, Commission for Race Equality, Lancashire Youth and Community Service, National Lottery, Department of Health, Octagon Theatre and more recently Barnardo’s. In 1996, Bhaggie co-ordinated the production of Making an Impact – a children and domestic violence training pack for the Department of Health in partnership with Barnardo’s, NSPCC and the University of Bristol.

Bhaggie strives for social justice and works avidly to enable individuals and organisations to actively engage in the social, economic and political life of the community. In 2007, she was honoured as Bolton’s woman of the year in recognition of her work.

As an advocate of service users and campaigner for change Bhaggie has served on several boards and committees. She is currently active on the Greater Manchester Police Strategic Independent Advisory Group, Crown Prosecution Service Scrutiny Panel and Bolton at Home.

Bhaggie has a passion for creative arts and extreme sports.

Take a look at Bhaggie's research

Other leadership role 1: Strategic IAG Board
Other organisation 1: Greater Manchester Police
Other leadership role 2: Trustee
Other organisation 2: Bolton at Home

Research: The importance of resilience in leadership
Research topics: Leadership; Values;
Secondment host: Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

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