The inequalities we see in the mental health of different communities also play out in the experiences of researchers trying to investigate these. In the latest conversation in the Talking About series, Dr Dawn Edge and Dr Elizabeth Camacho share experiences of the challenges of pursuing their research interests which have been historically underfunded. They discuss the challenges of research with marginalised communities, why it’s vital to fund research into why existing services don’t reach certain groups, and the necessary shift towards trying to repair the deep-seated inequalities that persist in mental health.
Watch the full conversation on YouTube (18 minutes).
Dr Elizabeth Camacho is a health economist and based at the University of Liverpool (previously University of Manchester). Mental Health is one of her key research areas. Liz’s profile on University of Liverpool website.
Professor Dawn Edge is Professor of Mental Health & Inclusivity in the Division of Psychology & Mental Health in the School of Health Sciences. Her research has a particular focus on inequalities that affect racialised and minoritized communities. Dawn’s profile on University of Manchester website.