Admission Price: Free to attend
Speaker: Dr Elizabeth Cotton
Staff Disability Network Guest Speaker
Dr Elizabeth Cotton on ‘Surviving Work
City, University of London
City’s Staff Disability Network welcomes Dr Elizabeth Cotton from Middlesex University to hold an event on ‘Surviving Work’.
Dr Elizabeth Cotton is a writer and educator working in the field of mental health at work. She teaches and writes academically about employment relations and precarious work, business and management, adult education, solidarity and team working, and resilience at work.
Elizabeth’s background is in workers education and international development. She has worked in over 35 countries on diverse issues such as HIV/AIDS, organising and building grassroots networks, negotiating and bargaining with employers and organisational development. She was head of education for Industriall, one of the largest trade unions in the world, an experience reflected in her book Global Unions Global Business (Libri Publishers). In 2007 she returned to the UK to train in adult psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic and worked as an honorary psychotherapist in the NHS.
Elizabeth is a senior lecturer at Middlesex University and an associate of the Tavistock Institute for Human Relations. She is a member of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development, OPUS and ISPSO.
She blogs as www.survivingwork.org and @survivingwk and runs the Surviving Work Library, a free resource for working people on how to do it. The central objective of Surviving Work is to build our capacity to form good relationships with the people around us so that we can collectively build better workplaces in a climate of recession.