NADSN connects and represents disabled staff networks across the country, and aims to share experiences and good practice alongside examining the challenges and opportunities across the public, private, and voluntary sector – although it predominantly focuses on activity in further and higher education.
By joining the Steering Committee, Emma will serve for a term of two years and support local NADSN in the East and West Midlands by forming a Regional Hub.
Alongside her day job as a PGR Administrator in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Emma has led the Staff Inclusivity Group for two years.
During this time, the Group has grown significantly, with a dedicated web presence, a new visual identity, and a committee formed of staff members from across the institution who advocate on behalf of the network and its members.
It also leads on the University’s annual campaign to mark Disability History Month (18 November-18 December) which aims to raise awareness of staff and student experiences as well as share a wide range of supportive resources and initiatives for the University community.
Emma commented: I’m delighted to have been appointed as Midlands Lead for NADSN. I believe that having connections across other organisations will help Loughborough’s Staff Inclusivity Group to grow and make changes for staff with both physical and hidden disabilities.”