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Dr. Susan Atkins

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Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Master of Criminology
    University of California
  • PhD , Law
    University of Southampton
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Web References
Board
www.lfhe.ac.uk, 16 June 2013 [cached]
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Dr Susan Atkins
Service Complaints Commissioner for the Armed Forces
Dr Atkins holds the post of the first independent Service Complaints Commissioner for the Armed Forces. A report of all the first year of the new Service Complaints System was published on 4 March 2009. She is also a non executive director of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and of the Quality Assurance Agency.
She qualified as a solicitor in local government and was a law academic for 12 years, with a national and international reputation in anti-discrimination law. She joined the civil service in 1989 and held a range of policy and operational jobs, particularly in the fields of criminal justice, personnel and diversity. In 2003 she was appointed by Ministers to be the first Chief Executive of the Independent Police Complaints Commission, She has a track record in working successfully with different operational organisations, including the health service, police, prisons and probation service, particularly working with organisations undertaking huge operational, structural and organisational change. She has a wealth of experience in HR and diversity, including Deputy Chief Executive of the Equal Opportunities Commission, Departmental Equal Opportunities Officer for the Home Office and Director of the Women and Equality Unit with the Cabinet Office.
Susan has held a number of non executive posts, including Visiting Professor at Southampton University, non executive member of the Board of Strangeways prison and school governor at a comprehensive school in Portsmouth.
About Us
armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk, 8 June 2012 [cached]
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Service Complaints Commissioner, Dr Susan Atkins, with Servicemen [23 KB] Dr Atkins has had a wide ranging career which fits her well for the post of the first independent Service Complaints Commissioner for the Armed Forces.
She trained as a solicitor in local government and was a law academic for 12 years, with a national and international reputation in anti-discrimination law. She joined the civil service in 1989 and held a range of policy and operational jobs, particularly in the fields of criminal justice, personnel and diversity.
In 2003 Dr Atkins was appointed by Ministers to be the first Chief Executive of the Independent Police Complaints Commission, a new body charged with delivering greater openness and accessibility for those making complaints against the police and increasing the confidence of the public and police in complaints procedures. She was responsible for setting up the organisation; establishing new systems and working procedures with the police service and others; and for effective management of day-to-day operations.
She has a wealth of experience in HR and of dealing with bullying, discrimination and improper behaviour. Past roles include Deputy Chief Executive of the Equal Opportunities Commission, Departmental Equal Opportunities Officer for the Home Office and Director of the Women and Equality Unit in the Cabinet Office.
Dr Atkins has held a number of non-executive posts, including Visiting Professor at Southampton University, non-executive member of the Board of Strangeways Prison and school governor at a comprehensive school in Portsmouth. She is currently a non-executive director of the Quality Assurance Agency and of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.
The QAA Board
www.qaa.org.uk, 16 Dec 2010 [cached]
Dr Susan Atkins, Service Complaints Commissioner
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Dr Susan Atkins
Dr Atkins holds the post of the first independent Service Complaints Commissioner for the Armed Forces.
She qualified as a solicitor in local government and was a law academic for 12 years, with a national and international reputation in anti-discrimination law. She joined the civil service in 1989 and held a range of policy and operational jobs, particularly in the fields of criminal justice, personnel and diversity. In 2003 she was appointed by Ministers to be the first Chief Executive of the Independent Police Complaints Commission. She has a wealth of experience in HR and diversity, including Deputy Chief Executive of the Equal Opportunities Commission, Departmental Equal Opportunities Officer for the Home Office and Director of the Women and Equality Unit with the Cabinet Office.
As well as QAA, Dr Atkins is also a non executive director of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. She has held a number of non executive posts, including Visiting Professor at Southampton University, non executive member of the Board of Strangeways prison and school governor at a comprehensive school in Portsmouth.
Board Members | The Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
www.lfhe.ac.uk, 20 June 2012 [cached]
Susan Atkins
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Dr Susan Atkins Service Complaints Commissioner for the Armed Forces
Dr Atkins holds the post of the first independent Service Complaints Commissioner for the Armed Forces. A report of all the first year of the new Service Complaints System was published on 4 March 2009. She is also a non executive director of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and of the Quality Assurance Agency.
She qualified as a solicitor in local government and was a law academic for 12 years, with a national and international reputation in anti-discrimination law. She joined the civil service in 1989 and held a range of policy and operational jobs, particularly in the fields of criminal justice, personnel and diversity. In 2003 she was appointed by Ministers to be the first Chief Executive of the Independent Police Complaints Commission, She has a track record in working successfully with different operational organisations, including the health service, police, prisons and probation service, particularly working with organisations undertaking huge operational, structural and organisational change. She has a wealth of experience in HR and diversity, including Deputy Chief Executive of the Equal Opportunities Commission, Departmental Equal Opportunities Officer for the Home Office and Director of the Women and Equality Unit with the Cabinet Office.
Susan has held a number of non executive posts, including Visiting Professor at Southampton University, non executive member of the Board of Strangeways prison and school governor at a comprehensive school in Portsmouth.
Service Complaints Commissioner for the Armed Forces : Home Page
armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk, 8 June 2012 [cached]
Dr Susan Atkins, Service Complaints Commissioner for the Armed Forces
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Dr Susan Atkins, Service Complaints Commissioner
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