Working with the NHS

Towards an inclusive workplace

Meet the team

  • Dr Anna Einarsdóttir

    Principal Investigator

    With longstanding interest and contribution to issues faced by LGBT+ communities largely centred around social and organisational injustices, Anna has worked on major funded projects with large public, private and third sector organisations to investigate and address issues such as bullying, harassment and discrimination. Anna is particularly interested in inclusion/exclusion of gender and sexual minorities and has published widely in the areas of formalised same sex unions and family life, workplace bullying, anti-homosexual sentiments and incivility, and the role of stereotyping and humour in sustaining inequalities at work. Anna is the Athena SWAN representative for York Management School, she chairs a task and finish group setup to pilot monitoring standards of sexual orientation of patients across social and health care in England and is also a member of Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) Diversity Impact Working Group.

    [email protected]

  • Professor Karen Mumford


    Karen is Professor of Economics at the University of York. Her research is concerned with labour economics and includes: wage bargaining; industrial disputation; employment dynamics; the relative labour market position of women; networking in labour markets; job satisfaction; and implications from using the family as the unit of analysis. Karen has been the Chair of the Royal Economic Society Women’s Committee, Convenor of the UK Labour Economics Study Group (WPEG), a Harkness Fellow and a Leverhulme Fellow. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and is an IZA Research Fellow. She was appointed CBE for services to Economics and Labour Market Diversity in the 2016 New Years Honours List.

  • Professor Yvonne Birks


    Yvonne is an experienced applied health and social care researcher with a mixed method portfolio of research including service evaluation and the open disclosure of adverse events in the NHS. She has a 10 year professional background in nursing where she practiced in paediatric intensive care. She is Co-Director of the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York as well an Associate Director of the NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) School for Social Care Research and Deputy Director of the Yorkshire and Humber NIHR Research Design Service.

  • Dr Bridget Lockyer

    Research Associate

    Bridget is a Research Associate at the York Management School working on the LGBT+ Networks project. She completed her PhD in Women’s Studies at the University of York, which examined the experiences of women in paid and unpaid work within the UK voluntary sector. Her research is focused around gender inequality and segregation in employment; precarity and insecurity; career narratives; gendered expectations of job quality and the formalisation of work. She is a practiced qualitative researcher with experience of working with and inside NHS and third sector organisations.

  • Dr Melisa Sayli

    Research Associate

    Melisa is a Research Associate at the Economics and Related Studies and the York Management School working on the LGBT+ Networks project. She received her PhD in Economics from the University of Manchester in April 2018. Her doctoral research focuses on modelling the labour market outcomes of married and cohabiting couples in the UK  by examining the effect of a woman’s partner’s different labour market states on her labour force participation and assortative mating between partners. She is an empirical labour economist with a particular interest in gender issues and applied microeconometrician experienced in using UK datasets.

  • Jeep Sudthasiri Siriviriyakul

    Research Associate

    Jeep Siriviriyakul is a Research Associate at The York Management School. She is currently working on the LGBT+ Networks project. She is close to completion of her doctorate at the University of York. Her research area is in the field of identity and organisation studies, with qualitative and art-based methods. She is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy with a teaching philosophy centred on inclusive learning and teaching.

    [email protected]

  • Angela Atchison

    Project Administrator

    Angela is a professional project administrator with a wide range of expertise; having over 20 years experience working with varied projects within health care and more recently the education sector. Angela is able to bring a wealth of knowledge, organisational skills, strategies and proven systems the team.

    [email protected]