Life and Honorary Fellow and former Master of Fitzwilliam College Nicky Padfield is the new Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge.
Professor Padfield has worked in the University of Cambridge for 30 years, serving for six years as Master of Fitzwilliam College. She has also been a Tutor, an Admissions Tutor and a part-time judge. Her research has included a focus on disadvantages and injustice within the criminal justice system.
Nicky Padfield said: “My immediate priority is to listen. This is a new role, and before we can develop a defined ’strategy’ on EDI matters we must listen hard to staff and students and evaluate our strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
“We need too to work hard to keep communicating our existence, reminding all staff, students, and committees that the Faculty aims to be fully committed to improving our equality and diversity and inclusion culture and practices.”
Nicky said that she would be keen to monitor admissions and exam performance to find any awarding gaps and consider reviewing the curriculum.