The Centre and the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (CSSAH) collaborated to launch the inaugural Ethnicity Research Workshop on 7th February 2019.
The aim was to encourage and enable researchers to have effective engagement with BME communities at the outset and provide supportive tools for research in, and with, BME populations.
Presentations were given by Professor Kamlesh Khunti, Director of the Centre, along with Clare Hudson, Head of Research and Enterprise Partnerships, Anna Harding, Assistant Registrar in Research, and the event was chaired by Professor Andrew Fry, Director of Research from the College of Life Sciences.
The event also provided opportunity for researchers to network as well as generated a number of interesting discussions around history of diabetes, health and wellbeing as well as mental health in young carers in BME communities. Researchers attended from a range of different departments across the University including Media and Communications, Criminology and Ancient History.
Following the launch of the workshop, enquires have been received from researchers in relation to working with the Centre regarding community engagement and support.
The Centre and University of Leicester hope that this will be the first of many workshops to come.