Julie is a professor and the Deputy Director of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and Director of the MBA Health programme at the UCL Global Business School for Health (GBSH). She is also an Associate Editor of Human Resource Development Review and co-chairs the research development committee for the University Forum for Human Resource Development.


We asked—Julie Davies answered:


🇻🇳 Where is the best destination you’ve been to and why?


I really enjoy Hanoi. It’s a vibrant capital city with a beautiful Old French Quarter, lakes, silks, lacquerware, pottery, and friendly people.


🙋🏻‍♀️ If you had one wish to improve the world, what would you change? 


Investing in the education and employment prospects of girls and women globally can make a huge difference to reduce inequities which are often attached to gender

🎨 If you had chosen another path in life, what might you be doing now?


A Google doodler, BBC Radio 4 Desert Island Discs presenter, entrepreneur, and diplomat.  


📚 Which books do you recommend to others and why?


Atul Gawande’s book “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” about patient choice


Herbert A. Simon’s autobiography “Models of My Life” for insights into a polymathic mind


Jane Austen’s “Emma” for its language

And Shakespeare’s tragedies for their humor


❤️ Name three self-care practices you have adopted to treat yourself well


Regular walking in my local park. Concentrating on just one thing to get in the flow. Balancing emotional, mental, social, spiritual, practical, and physical aspects of my life.

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