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Mary Seacole Research Centre areas of expertise

Our vision:

  • Develop an exciting interdisciplinary research community that transforms mental health and wellbeing nationally and internationally.
  • Place research excellence and innovation at the heart of our activities
  • Focus on research that is collaborative and understands the diverse needs of our stakeholders
  • Be a recognised leader in research for transformative services in diversity in health and social care.
  • Co-produce and co-create knowledge with users, communities and stakeholders, and to contribute to the advancement of the growing discipline of health humanities
  • Our research is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals to contribute to promoting global health and wellbeing

Our research areas and expertise:

  • Mental health and resilience
  • Migration, culture and mental health
  • Diversity, ethnicity and mental health inequalities
  • Global mental health
  • Arts and mental health
  • Inclusive and participatory research methodology
  • Health humanities
  • Public mental health
  • Intellectual disability and mental health
  • Psychosocial support models 

Collaborative work with health and social care agencies and community groups is a priority, to ensure active dissemination and implementation of research findings in practice. Researchers at the MSRC are active in international networks to promote equality in health and care. This research Centre incorporates the Leicester Centre for Mental Health Research (LCMHR) 

a collaborative research centre with DMU, University of Leicester and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. We are also collaborating with the newly established Stephen Lawrence Research Centre with respect to race and ethnicity research.

We adhere to DMU’s Freedom Charter and place equality and diversity as the key pillar of all our research and activities.

Professor Raghu Raghavan
Professor in Mental Health/ Director of the Mary Seacole Research Centre (MSRC)
Co-Director Leicester Centre for Mental Health Research

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Room 3.26 Edith Murphy House
De Montfort University
Leicester LE1 9BH
United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)116 2013831.
Twitter: @RaghuRaghavan1