Party affiliation: Conservative Party
House of Lords, since 1983. Baroness-in-Waiting, 1985. A Deputy Speaker, House of Lords, since 1985.
Professional career: staff nurse, Edgware General Hospital, 1960. Research assistant, Newcastle University, 1967-1969. Lecturer. Sociology and Social Psychology, Polytechnic of Central London, 1967-1969.
Lecturer, senior lecturer and principal lecturer, Polytechnic of North London, 1969-1974. Head of Department ofSociology, 1975-1977. Open University tutor, 1970-1978.
Governor, Southlands College, Roehampton Institute of Higher Education, 1975-1982. Director, Nursing Education Research Unit, Chelsea College, University of London, 1977-1984. External examiner, London University External Bsc.
(Sociology), 1970-1973. University of Manchester, Dept, of Nursing, 1978-1982. Member. Education Committee, Royal College of Midwives, 1978-1981.
Member Research Committee, United Kingdom Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, 1980-1982. Member Social Policy Committee, Church of England Board of Social Responsibility, 1980-1982. Director, Centre for Policy Studies, 1983-1985.
Nurse representative, Brent Health Authority, 1983-1984. External examiner, Nursing, New University of Ulster, 1984-1985. Chair, Parental Allaince for Choice in Education, since 1985.
Visiting lecturer, Nursing, University of Surrey, 1986-1987. Patron, Christian Solidarity Internat, since 1989. Governor, Dorset Institute of Higher Education, since 1988.
Non-executive Director, Open College, since 1989. Chairman, Academic Council for Peace and Freedom. Chairman, Jagiellonian Trust.
President, International Management Centre, Buckingham. Member, Council of Management, St. Christopher’s Hospice. Patron. Medical Aid for Poland Fund.
Chairman, Health Studies Board, Council for National Academic Awards.