Mary Seacole Research Centre (MSRC)
The MSRC provides a base for 'diversity-oriented' research undertaken within the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences. The Centre works closely with researchers across the University, and nationally, with an interest in issues of ‘race’ and ethnicity in health.
Particular research concerns include the delivery of culturally sensitive and appropriate care in a multi-ethnic society, employment opportunities and career development of black and minority ethnic staff, and specific minority ethnic health and social care needs.
Our understanding of 'Diversity' includes attention to ethnic and cultural dimensions, racialised exclusion, specific disabilities, religion and gender as well as multi-agency working and education for culturally competent practice. We are also interested in issues of disability/impairment, having a special expertise in issues around sight loss, and in discrimination based on sexuality, religion or migrant origins.
Collaborative working with health and welfare agencies and community groups is a priority, to ensure active dissemination and implementation of research findings in practice and we are active in international networks to promote equality in health and care.
Mary Seacole Research Centre
Health and Life Sciences