Celebrating diversity in health and healthcare research

Dr Louise Belfield 

"Coming into a scientific career from a non-traditional background can be challenging. It might not be obvious where you’re going at the start, but don't be put off if your route isn't clear; follow your curiosity and let it carve your path. It might just be that your non-traditional background is exactly what makes you stand out."

Lecturer in Biomedical Science

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Dr Claudia Barros

"My work investigates how neural stem cells could be used to treat conditions like dementia or brain cancer, and for me the most important aspect of a career in science is to be passionate about it - I am always inspired when scientists talk enthusiastically about their work."

Lecturer in Neuroscience

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Dr Camille Carroll

Being a clinician and a researcher is a real privilege. Our patients are our inspiration and motivate us in our quest to understand their conditions and find hope for the future.

Honorary Consultant Neurologist

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Tina Joshi

Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology in the School of Biomedical Sciences, Microbiology Society policy committee member, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Athena Swan Self Assessment Team member, Venus Awards finalist for inspirational woman in STEM 2019.

Finding ways to combat the growing problem of worldwide antibiotic resistance – Meet Tina

Dr Mona Nasser 

"My research involves a critical evaluation of how research is prioritised, conducted and implemented and, to understand the best ways with which to identify and address current gaps in knowledge. I am very lucky to work with a diverse group of scientists from different countries, men and women with different life experiences. These diversities are crucial to ensure a constructive discussions in science on how we can find better ways to conduct research." 

Clinical Lecturer in Evidence Based Dentistry

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Dr Gail Rees

For me it's about communicating the latest in nutrition research, so that people can use that knowledge in their everyday lives.

Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences

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Dr Sam Regan de Bere

I find it immensely rewarding to know that my research helps to unlock the potential for patients and doctors to work together in a mutually beneficial relationship that supports improvements in both medicine and wider society.

Lecturer in Medical Humanities

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Boikhutso Shianyana

“We become better educators and learners when we intentionally include and value our unique differences in our teaching and learning. In our nursing department we have recorded inclusive teaching materials to embrace our diverse staff and student body. We also plan to equip our clinical skills facilities with diverse mannequins. Our aim is to produce nurses who can deliver quality care to all patient regardless of their diversity."

Lecturer in Adult Nursing

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