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In this Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences workshop chaired by Professor Kam Bhui, a panel of researchers will discuss experiences of addressing diversity and equalities within their research designand discuss lessons for promoting diversity in research studies 

Allowing space for reflection as well as discussion this session hopes to encourage participants to move from awakenings to collective actionthat embed diversity in our research. 

Chair: Kam Bhui

Professor Kam Bhui is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. He holds joint appointment with the department of Psychiatry and Primary Care Health Sciences He is especially interested in understanding the intersectional drivers of health inequalities, including by ethnicity and gender, and developing preventive clinical interventions and  population actions for better policy and practice. 


Sharon Dixon is a GP and DPhil studentShe has previously undertaken PPI and research dissemination in collaboration with communities affected by FGM. With Tanvi, she has undertaken research on site selection for RCTs and on how a lack of diversity within research can result in a lack of representation within clinical guidance. 

Richard McManusProfessor of Primary Care, has been leading trials in hypertension for about 20 years but until recently has been less than successful in recruiting diverse populations to take part. Working with colleague such as Tanvi Rai, Lisa Hinton and Catherine Pope has helped to improve this, and he will share how they have challenged some of his preconceptions as to how to undertake clinical research resulting in better generalisability and personal education. 

Catherine PopeProfessor in Medical Sociology has recently worked with Tanvi Rai, Lisa Hinton and Richard McManus on a paper exploring complicity and how we think about race and ethnicity in researchThis writing process challenged how she thinks about ‘whiteness’ and how we do research, and she will reflect on this and anti-racist practice in this panel. 

Tanvi Rai a senior researcher at the department of Primary Care Health Sciences with an interest in health inequalitiesShe is keen to develop new ways of thinking and research practices that are non-exclusionary and robust enough to incorporate and explore the many ways in which social, political and material factors influence health, health-seeking behaviour and participation in research. 


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