Jacqueline Parkes, Bsc Cert Mgmt (HSC) Q.Inst.Pa
Jacqueline is a social rights advocate, employment law practitioner, writer and educator.
Jacqueline's extensive individual advocacy experience began in health and social care over 20 years ago, helping service users to raise complaints regarding poor standards of care. She has supported service users of primary care, dentistry, maternity, neonatal and social care services.
Jacqueline's work expanded to systems advocacy when she became a board member of Healthwatch Waltham Forest (2013-2017) where she promoted the development of its NHS Advocacy Service. Jacqueline has also advocated for women as the Co-Chair of the Waltham Forest Maternity Voices Partnership (2018-2019). She is currently a board member of the Public Interest Law Centre with a focus on human resources. Jacqueline is also a committee member of the Social Housing Action Campaign and the lead for its Disability Visibility Group.
In addition, Jacqueline is an award-winning employment law practitioner. Her representation has been employee-focused, supporting clients in a wide range of matters including age, race and disability discrimination, TUPE, constructive dismissal, victimisation, harassment, unfair deduction of wages and more. Most of her clientele have been professionals from the health and social care sector seeking workplace employee advocacy and/or Employment Tribunal representation.
Jacqueline is happily married to Michael, with whom she shares two children.
Alongside husband Michael, Jacqueline runs The Ashlie Project, which is an inspirational space for individuals and families living with disability and/or maternity trauma.
Jacqueline is the Editor-in-Chief of Logica Tribune, an independent, non-partisan news and logic-based commentary site about key socio-political and cultural events across Western society.
Jacqueline is a CPD-accredited trainer and certified coach who hosts a range of virtual talks and training sessions usually on the subjects of disability and human resources.