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Liz Campbell has been the Director of Wellbeing of Women since 2006. Prior to joining Wellbeing Liz was an Independent Member, vice Chairman and Chairman of the Surrey Police Authority and National Lead for Professional Standards and Probationer Training and a member of Police Negotiating Board. Previously, Liz was a non Executive Director of two NHS Trusts, owned and ran an industrial employment agency, served as trustee and fundraiser for a number of charities and was an HR professional in the construction industry.

Wellbeing of Women is the charity dedicated to improving the health of women and babies, to make a difference to everybody’s lives today and tomorrow. They provide information to raise awareness of health issues to keep women and babies well today; and fund medical research and training grants, which have and will continue to develop better treatments and outcomes for tomorrow.
Since its founding in 1964, every person born in the UK and many worldwide will have benefitted from the work of Wellbeing of Women. Its researchers developed the science leading to the cervical cancer screening programme, ultrasound scans to enable safer pregnancy and projects helping premature babies to survive and live healthy lives.

Entries by Liz Campbell

Why Is Women's Health Still a Joke?

(28) Comments | Posted 2 September 2013 | (00:00)

I am the director of Wellbeing of Women and consider myself privileged to be working for a fantastic charity that prioritises women's health.

My own feeling is that female wellbeing is still vastly under resourced, and often our more personal health issues are considered taboo or somehow trivial. Many women...

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When Childbirth Goes Wrong

(0) Comments | Posted 2 August 2013 | (10:59)

I'd like to dedicate this blog to a remarkable man who has completed a series of incredible challenges to honour his late sister's memory and help raise funds for Wellbeing of Women.

Mark Joy, 37 has just run an incredible seven marathons in seven days. Completing his first marathon...

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How Do Women Define Power?

(0) Comments | Posted 18 February 2013 | (16:01)

Last week we saw the results of Radio 4's Woman's Hour Power List. I thought it was wonderful that the Queen came top of the list as she works so hard and is a very positive role-model.

I was also pleased to see Wellbeing of Women ambassador Karren Brady on...

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Why Pregnancy Reveals So Much About Women's Future Health

(0) Comments | Posted 4 February 2013 | (16:17)

Last week was really inspiring for the Wellbeing of Women team. We held our Annual Women's Lunch Debate, at which we asked 200 of the most interesting and influential women we know (including our fundraisers and ambassadors) to help us make choices about how we invest our money in research...

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Mary Archer Speaks Out Against Fragmentation in Women's Health

(0) Comments | Posted 18 December 2012 | (16:42)

Last week Wellbeing of Women hosted the Annual Memorial Address for the Queen's late surgeon-gynaecologist, Sir George Pinker.

We felt honoured to have special guest Dame Mary Archer deliver a really thought-provoking lecture about the fragmentation of women's health care. Of course Mary brought the experience of running Addenbrookes NHS...

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A Winning Year for Women's Health

(1) Comments | Posted 4 December 2012 | (17:03)

I went to a delightful Christmas carol service last week. It was held at Saint Bartholomew the Great, one of London's oldest churches. The building was founded in 1123 as an Augustinian Priory and is based in Smithfield, East London.

I had been invited by a fabulous woman I met...

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Dressed for Success but Stressed!

(0) Comments | Posted 27 November 2012 | (13:57)

It's been a whirlwind couple of weeks. To kick things off, we held the Inspirational Women of the Year Awards gala in association with the Daily Mail and supported by Sanctuary Spa.As I admired some of the fabulous designer gowns on parade that night I reflected on my slightly more...

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Martha's Story Should Inspire Us All

(0) Comments | Posted 8 November 2012 | (16:47)

Recently I had the pleasure of sharing an evening with the extraordinary Martha Lane Fox.

The legendary entrepreneur who created the website lastminute.com at the tender age of 25 with co-partner Brent Hoberman (selling it for a princely £571m two years later), kindly agreed to let me interview her for...

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The Secrets of Two Superwomen

(0) Comments | Posted 4 October 2012 | (15:18)

Recently the Wellbeing of Women team were delighted to host a special lunch at Fortnum & Mason with best-selling author Joanna Trollope.

A rector's daughter from the Cotswolds, Joanne, who is now an impossibly glamorous 69, chatted at length about her life.

Having completed her schooling she won a...

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From Rear of the Year to Ovarian Cancer Research - a Day of Two Very Contrasting Halves!

(1) Comments | Posted 2 July 2012 | (10:29)

Last week I had a day of two very contrasting halves. In the morning I was invited to The Dorchester to see the winners of this year's Rear of the Year announced.

The competition is sponsored by Wellbeing of Women supporter, Sally Allen Gerard, creator of Wizard Jeans, (which are...

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Getting the Work/Life Balance Right

(0) Comments | Posted 26 June 2012 | (12:38)

Last week I was delighted to be part of the Women 1st Conference in Knightsbridge, London.

The conference supports the idea that we need more women in senior roles to help businesses grow and evolve in a more progressive way.

Wellbeing of Women was the chosen charity for the...

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Why Aren't There More Women on Boards?

(5) Comments | Posted 29 May 2012 | (17:46)

This is a question that has often crossed my mind, because, over the years, I've met and worked with so many capable and inspiring females.

I'm certain there are lots of women want to be on boards but somehow their talents have yet to be firmly recognised.

Sharon...

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A Coffee Date With Julian Fellowes

(0) Comments | Posted 4 April 2012 | (16:14)

Last week I had the pleasure of being part of a very special event.

Julian Fellowes, the hugely- gifted writer behind Downton Abbey, joined the Wellbeing of Women team for a coffee morning in Parliament's River Room.

He was joined by our redoubtable chairwoman, former newspaper editor Eve...

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Women Need to Speak Up About Health Taboos

(2) Comments | Posted 15 March 2012 | (23:00)

Last week I was invited to go to a well-known TV channel for an audience with a group of executives and tough-talking news editors.

My challenge? To try and convince these businessmen and hard-working hacks that women's health should be added to their agenda. As I chatted to them...

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