Mary Seacole Research Centre (MSRC)
Promoting Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care, Mental Health, Disability and Sexual Health Research
The Mary Seacole Research Centre brings together inter-disciplinary researchers with interests in diversity research in health and social care with specific foci on mental health, disability and sexual health. Our understanding of diversity includes attention to ethnic and cultural dimensions, mental health, learning and physical disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health and social inequalities, spirituality and gender as well as multi-agency working and education for culturally competent practice.
Working collaboratively with colleagues across the university, nationally and internationally, we pursue four major strands of research:
- mental health
- sexual health
- ethnicity, cultural diversity and health
We conduct research in
- ethnicity and health
- mental health, disability and ethnicity
- health care perspectives - what works for users and carers and a culturally competent workforce
- sexual health and HIV prevention
- the social determinants of health
- public and patient involvement in research
Mary Seacole Research Centre
Prof Raghu Raghavan
Director of the Mary Seacole Research Centre
T: +44 (0)116 201 3831
Professor Rusi Jaspal
Chair in Psychology and Sexual Health
Deputy Director, Mary Seacole Research Centre
T: +44 (0)116 257 7109
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.
Mental Health Conference #mchd2018
Intercultural Mental Health Perspectives - A national conference 23 - 24 May 2018 Leicester
One in 4 families is likely to have at least one member experiencing mental ill health or behavioural difficulties. We know that attitude towards mental ill health vary among people from different cultures, ethnic background and countries. Mental ill health is stigmatised in many cultures forcing people to live in denial or preventing them from seeking help when they require it. Culture and ethnicity affects perception of mental ill health, service access and utilisation. Culture influences the presentation and meaning individuals, family members and community members give to mental ill-health experiences and service access.
Conference programme and registraion (pdf)
The aim of this conference is to discuss and debate therapeutic practices, culturally appropriate and acceptable services models for diverse cultural and minority ethnic communities in the UK
This conference is for medical, health and social care professionals and service providers, including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and social workers and educationalists, service commissioners, service users and carers, academics, policy makers, and third sector organisations.
For conference programme and registration please visit our website : http://www.itmhcrn.org/
For further information please contact: Danielle Beavon (firstname.lastname@example.org)