Chaired by Professor Christina Victor, this event will showcase Brunel research with diverse communities, focusing on inequalities as seen from professional and patient/service user perspectives.
Eleanor van den Heuvel will be sharing insights from a study on dementia among South Asian and African Caribbean communities in the UK, highlighting that ageing with memory problems for these communities is complicated by the experience of racism.
Dr Mike Thomas will be exploring inequalities in the context of LGBQ+ service users’ expectations about social care in later life, where there are also fears about whether services will be inclusive.
Dr Yohai Hakak and MA student Zamzam Abdow will be reflecting on a series of eight staff-student research studies on the challenges social workers who have migrated to the UK face in adjusting to English society and social policy. The paper concludes with reflections on diversity in the social work profession and approaches to acculturation of migrating social workers.
The panel will conclude with a discussion of emerging research questions around inequalities in health and social care, and how we can build a more diverse workforce in research and education to tackle these injustices.