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Provost's Envoy for Gender Equality



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Professor Dorothy (Dot) Griffiths was formerly Deputy Dean and then Dean of the Business School. She is now the Provost’s Envoy for Gender Equality at Imperial College London and Chair of Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

Professor Griffiths received a BSc in Sociology from the University of London, and an MSc in Sociology of Science and Technology from the University of Bath. She joined Imperial College in 1969 and has held visiting positions at a number of other universities.

She has consulted widely in the area of Human Resource Management for major international organisations. Her current interests are in the area of talent acquisition and talent development. She has also worked on quality measures for HR performance. And she undertakes some executive coaching.

She has a long term interest in the position of women in management, science and technology and has led a number of activities in this area on behalf of Imperial College, including her present role. She was a founding editor of Feminist Review and is now Chair of the Feminist Review Trust.

Dot is a member of the Higher Education Academy. In 2004 she was elected a Fellow of the City and Guilds of London Institute (FCGI). In 2010 she was awarded an OBE for Services to Higher Education and made a Fellow of the RSA.

Professor Griffiths has written and co-authored numerous articles for international publications and academic collections. She has also acted as a consultant to a number of public sector and private sector organisations including the BBC, BP, Institute of Directors, National Grid, Securicor, the Institute of Development Studies and Unilever.


Gabriel Y, Griffiths DS, 2008, International Learning Groups: Synergies and Dysfunctions, Management Learning, Vol:39, ISSN:1350-5076, Pages:503-518

Griffiths DS, Winstanley D, Gabriel Y, 2005, Learning shock - The trauma of return to formal learning, Management Learning, Vol:36, ISSN:1350-5076, Pages:275-297

Gabriel, Y., Griffiths, D.S., 2002, Emotion, learning and organizing, Learning Organization, Vol:9, ISSN:0969-6474, Pages:214-222

Brown DC, Griffiths D, 1999, A survey of biomedical scientists and consultant pathologists involved in the cervical screening programme, Cytopathology, Vol:10, ISSN:0956-5507, Pages:229-239

Boisot M, Griffiths D, 1999, Possession is nine tenths of the law: managing a firm's knowledge base in a regime of weak appropriability, International Journal of Technology Management, Vol:17, ISSN:0267-5730, Pages:662-676

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