Speaker profile for Anna Bird: Speaking at Naidex

Speaker Name: Anna Bird

Company Name: Scope

Seminar Title: Employability Panel Debate

Is the workplace becoming more inclusive? Are companies doing everything they can to decrease the employment gap between disabled and non-disabled people?

Our panelists will explore the advantages, opportunities and challenge the stereotypes of employing disabled people.

About Anna Bird

Anna leads Scope’s work to influence policy, practice and attitudes, currently focusing on tackling the extra costs disabled people face, increasing employment opportunities, and widening access to social care. Anna also leads Scope’s growing research programme and the measurement of Scope’s social impact.

Before joining Scope in 2013, Anna was Acting CEO at the Fawcett Society, and previously worked at the Mental Health Alliance and Mind.

Anna has a Masters in mental health services research from the Institute of Psychiatry and an undergraduate degree in languages, studying at Bath and Sciences Po, Paris.