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Co-POWer Consortium on Practices for Well-Being and Resilience in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Families and Communities

Congratulations to Prof Anna Gupta, Department of Social Work, School of Law & Social Sciences

  • Date17 February 2021

Prof Anna Gupta is one of nine members of the Black Female Professors Forum co-leading a major research project funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) via the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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‘I am very pleased and excited to be part of this interdisciplinary project that seeks to better understand and illustrate the way in which COVID-19 is exacerbating the experience of inequalities in Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. We will use this evidence to make policy recommendations which best support and promote the well-being of BAME children, young people families and communities.’ Prof Anna Gupta

This research involves 5 innovative studies exploring the combined impact of the Covid 19 pandemic and racial discrimination on well-being and resilience, aiming to establish a fuller understanding of the experiences and abilities of BAME communities.  These interlinked projects will explore the interaction of care, caring and carers within BAME families and communities; the impact of government emergency powers on well-being and resilience; improving resilience and well-being to tackle underlying health conditions; and the empowerment of BAME families and communities.

Prof Gupta will be collaborating with Prof Claudia Bernard, Goldsmiths University, and Prof Monica Lakhanpaul, UCL, to examine the impact of Covid-19 on children, young people and their families, working in partnership with a range of local authorities and community organisations using storytelling methods and workshops.

More information about this project is available here –

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