Diversity, inclusion and human rights consultant
Professor Baxter came to the UK from Jamaica in 1970 to train as a nurse. Since then she has held a number of senior positions in the NHS and higher education sectors. She is well known and respected as a diligent campaigner for diversity. Her academic research into the discrimination and harassment encountered by black and minority ethnic and overseas nurses is widely regarded and helped to bring the issue to a national platform. Having spent several years at the heart of NHS Employers’ diversity policy she was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s 2009 Birthday Honours list.
- What the judges said: “A fantastic advocate and role model for black and ethnic minority people.”
Taken from hsj.co.uk.