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Describe yourself, briefly
Dawn is well known in her field and has a successful international track record as an academic entrepreneur, manager, teacher, and researcher with an exemplary record in higher education and the National Health Service.
Having retired from a successful career in higher education, Dawn turned her entrepreneurial skills to establishing and managing Accomplishing Wellness Ltd with her business partner Frances Fewell. Between them they have a combined professional experience of more than 60 years and extensive national and international reputations in health, education and business.

Apart from being the managing director of Accomplishing Wellness, Dawn also has another company called Strategic Change Partnership and her portfolio includes research, teaching, consultancy, academic supervision, coaching and mentoring. She is a published author of two books and numerous articles. Dawn’s work over the past two decades has taken her to many countries including Ghana, Malawi, Malaysia, America, Finland, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Italy, France and Bali.

Dawn is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, The Royal Society of Arts and the Higher Education Academy. In 2006 she became a life member XL Results Foundation of from the global entrepreneurial network and in 2007 Dawn was nominated for the XL Extraordinary Lives Award.

Currently Dawn has focused her attention on wellbeing and the cultural dynamics of wellness at work. She also holds a number of executive and directorships in four companies. She was a Non-Executive Director on a Strategic Health Authority, followed by a stint as a Non-Executive Director and Vice Chair of a Primary Health Care Trust taking a particular interest in health inequalities, lifestyle management and public health. She is now a Non-Executive Director for SEPT – providing services in Essex, Bedfordshire and Luton, where she takes particular interest in wellbeing, public health, academic development and sustainability.

In 2009 Dawn was appointed as an Ambassador for Diversity in Public Appointments.
What do you do, mostly?
I am officially retired!! However I have less time now thanwhen I was working. I mostly spend my time as a Non-Executive Director on a Mental Health Trust Board of Directors. I am also an book reviews editor for an international education research journal. I supervise doctoral students and undertake research whenever I can.
What matters most in the world?
Integrity and compassion, honesty and reliability. Ethical leadership. Fairness and building trust.
If you were Prime Minister what would you do?
Try very hard to be open and truthful with the public. Reduce inequalities, create a fairer society and engage people in the decision making at all levels - decision making based on real facts.
What does Soft Power say to you?
Getting things down through cooperation - using attraction rather than coercion - being truthful and open - honest dialogue between all people - seeking first to understand and then to be understood - thereby reaching a better way - not compromise - a third or fouth way through agreement and understanding.
Do you have children?
What would you like from this site?
To engage with other people and seek to understand how we can all move forward together.

Dawn Hillier's Blog

Diversity and Equality in Public Appointments

While we all recognise that truly representative public services must reflect the make-up of modern society and incorporate the skills, experience and commitment of people from all walks of life, many of the people who could make an

important contribution simply don’t know how to get involved, or, if they do

know how, they think ‘it’s not for me’. That’s why, in June 2009, the

Government Equalities Office and Cabinet…


Posted on May 3, 2010 at 12:18

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At 14:54 on May 4, 2015, abiola bawuah said…

Good day,

I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and demand it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on( for the full details.

Have a nice day.

At 21:57 on May 3, 2010, indraadnan said…
Great, let's go for 20th. Can you do 11am - either at Royal Festival Hall or British Library?
At 13:13 on May 3, 2010, indraadnan said…
Dear Dawn - How wonderful to see you here and at this auspicious time! However this election goes, it feels like the next four years will be a laboratory for politics and new ideas will be welcome from all parties. Busy as you are, I wonder if you could spare some time for a coffee in the next couple of weeks. I am puling together a new game / event / learning tool called Mock Cabinets (a little along the line of the model UN General Assemblies, but smaller and more radical) and would love your input. Let me know what's possible.

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