Vale Barbara Bagilhole

Barbara Bagilhole

Barbara Bagilhole

Professor Barbara Bagilhole died on 16 June 2015.

She was co-founder with Kate White of the Women in Higher Education Management Network.

She made an outstanding contribution to the field of equity and diversity, including gender and higher education. She was Professor of Equal Opportunities and Social Policy, School of Social Sciences, Loughborough University. She researched and published extensively in the area of equal opportunities and diversity across gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religious belief, age and intersectionality. She was author of four single authored books, six edited books, over 50 academic-refereed journal articles and over forty chapters in edited books. Among her edited books were two projects she led for the WHEM Network:

 B Bagilhole and K White (eds.) (2013). Generation and Gender in Academia (Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke).

 B. Bagilhole and K. White (eds.) (2011). Gender, Power and Management: a cross cultural analysis of Higher Education (Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke).

Kate White recalled that Barbara was a brilliant researcher. ‘She had an extraordinary facility with words, and was incisive in her analysis of the challenges that the entrenched masculine culture of organizations presented for women. She was also generous and encouraging, and had a strong commitment to social justice’.

Barbara will be sadly missed by her research colleagues. Her enormous contribution to the Women in Higher Education Management Network- which has now grown to include 11 countries – will be acknowledged in our next book “Gendered Success in Higher Education” which we will dedicate to her.

For more on Barbara’s career and life see her obituary in The Guardian


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