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ESRC Seminar Series on Cancer And Employment - Seminar 5

The fifth seminar on Cancer and Employment: Perspectives of the Employing Organisation will be held at Birkbeck on November 15th, 2016.

As part of The METIS Collaboration, the Centre for Sustainable Working Life at Birkbeck University of London, is funded by the ESRC to organise a series of six Discussion Seminars on Cancer & Employment. These seminars offer opportunities for multidisciplinary and multi-professional groups to consider different social science perspectives on issues relating to cancer and employment. 

We would like to invite you to attend the fifth seminar of six. This will consider the perspective of the employing organisation



09.30 – 09.45
Registration & Coffee

09.45 – 10.15
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Professor Tom Cox

10.15 – 10.45
Managing cancer at the workplace – Is it driven by evidence?
Professor Ziv Amir
Honorary Professor of Cancer Survivorship, Salford University

10.45 – 11.15
"Working within your means: how employers support employees with cancer."
Jen Remnant
Institute of Health & Society, University of Newcastle

11.15 – 11.30

11.30 – 12.00
"Managing cancer in the workplace: three key things employers could do better"
Barbara Wilson
Founding Director, Working With Cancer

12.00 – 12.30
"Challenges and considerations for employers"
Deborah Astles
HR Director, Corporate Responsibility & Policy, Unipart

12.30 – 13.00

13.30 – 15.00
Discussion Groups

15.00 – 15.30
Feedback & Plenary Discussion

15.30 – 15.45
Final remarks

by 16.00



The seminar is open to all those involved with the issue of cancer and employment or who are developing an interest in that area. Seminars in the present series have attracted a multidisciplinary and multi-professional participation involving academics, advisers, researchers, practitioners and policy makers. Among others, participants have been health and care professionals, social scientists, employers, from Human Resources, the trades unions and occupational health services, the legal and insurance industries, and a variety of professional and third sector organisations.

The event is free. There is an upper limit on available places.

Registration is now open until 6th November 2016.

Please register via the Eventbrite website. For more information please email us at cswl@bbk.ac.uk.



Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided at the beginning of the morning session and during the afternoon. A buffet lunch will also be provided.



Gordon Square is one of the many beautiful squares which are found in Bloomsbury; squares with much history.

It is easily accessible from both Euston and St Pancras / Kings Cross mainline stations and is also a short walk from Marylebone mainline station. The nearest tube stations, in addition to those serving the mainline stations are: Russell Square, Goodge Street and Euston Square.

For more information on the event please email cswl@bbk.ac.uk