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On 16 June 2022, Work Package 1 (WP1) organised and delivered an online dissemination workshop called Pandemic Policing in the UK. The event was co-hosted by CoDE (Centre on the Dynamics of ethnicity from the University of Manchester). CoDE was present via our colleagues, Scarlet Harris (University of Manchester), Remi...

Developing trust has been an essential aspect of ensuring that research participants are comfortable telling their stories, and that they understand that their perspectives will be considered and shared respectfully. As Wilkins (2018 p.1) explains, “Trust is essential to building and maintaining mutually respectful relationships,” especially as there is typically...

(Drawing from Be Happy and Get in Shape in the Park by Edgar Lushaju) Democratising access to research For more than a decade, illustrations have been used by anthropologists in their studies of human behaviour and to share findings with the general public. In some cases, images have been developed...

As part of our practice research methods, Co-POWeR has been co-creating documentary film projects with participants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities in diverse locations across cities in the UK. One of the films involves two healthcare workers who live in Cardiff. They met during the Covid-19 pandemic and...

Kartik Sharma is helping our team to represent the views of young people creatively  As Nelson Mandela once said “it always seems impossible until it is done.” It is on these lines that I founded Public Arts Health & Us (PAHUS), a social enterprise committed to bridging the world of...

(Photo credit: Gift Habeshaw)  An emerging theme from our research is the power of stereotypes. Over simplified images of Black and South Asian families have stopped parents from being able to get the support they need since the COVID-19 pandemic. Last month I interviewed Dr Wahida Kent, a registered social...

(Photo credit: Unsplash, NeONBRAND)   In response to a request from Ms Amoako-Williams, the Equalities Lead at Wilson’s School, Co-POWeR’s research will be used in planning a mental health symposium in London which will focus on supporting students from ethic minority backgrounds. I was asked to find out what school-based interventions have been successful, particularly in...