Diversity and inclusion in health and care research



  • Tara Lamont


  • Karen Salt, Dept. Chair of UKRI's External advisory group for equality, diversity and inclusion and University of Nottingham; and
  • Stephani Hatch, Professor of Sociology and Epidemiology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London & Leader of the Health Inequalities Research Group

There has been a growing realisation in the health services research community and of course more widely in society of the need to address longstanding biases and inequalities in both health and care and in the research community and its institutions. Research funders, universities, NHS organisations and many others are at least realising the scale of the challenges in equality, diversity and inclusion. This session will explore these issues both in relation to the health services research community itself and in relation to the way research agendas, questions, methods and approaches tackle them.