Baroness Doreen Massey

Baroness Doreen Massey

Current position: Labour Peer in the House of Lords and member of the Parliamentary Delegation to the Council of Europe

Course: PGCE, Education, 1962; BA, French Language & Literature, 1961


This mentor may be of interest to students of Social Work, Social Policy, Education or Languages, or those interested in careers in health, social care, policy or campaigning.


Health education specialist Baroness Doreen Massey has been a Labour member of the House of Lords since 1999 and is a former teacher and education advisor, graduating from the University of Birmingham with a BA in French Language and Literature and a PGCE in Education. She was the Director of Family Planning Association from 1989-1994 and has published a range of books and training resources on health and sex education. She was Chair of The National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse until it merged into Public Health England, and is a board member of UNICEF, a member of the national Advisory Council for Alcohol and Drug Education and President of the Brook Advisory Centres. Baroness Massey has campaigned for statutory PSHE and sex and relationships education, and chairs the all party group on children.

Quotes from mentees

  • As I am going into health management just having the opportunity to be mentored by someone in Doreen’s position has been a massive help to me and has given me a lot of confidence going forward.