About this event
The issues generated by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly the extra death and discussions around vaccine hesitancy in some Black Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities has highlighted fundamental failings in our society. These persistent structural problems are responsible for the lack of home grown scientist, doctors and public health professional from these communities. Presently barriers exist at every step of the journey for individuals from BAME backgrounds in STEM and medicine; at school, university, gaining employment and promotion into senior roles. The presentation will shine a light on some of the barriers and what can be done to remove them.
Winston Morgan (BSc, PhD, FHEA, FRSB) is a Reader in Toxicology and Clinical Biochemistry and also Director of Impact and Innovation in the school of Health Sport and Bioscience at University of East London. In addition to his work as a research active scientist, he is also involved in research and scholarly activity into factors particularly race which determines societal outcomes in higher education, medicine and wider society. Winston has written or contributed to numerous articles and given presentation on the university awarding gap and the lack of Black professor and managers in the higher education sector including in The Guardian, The Times, Times Higher, The Conversation and the BBC. Many of his articles focus on the intersection of race, education, ethnicity, genetics, medicine in societal outcomes.
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