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You and I met because we both work at Exeter University in various clinical training programmes. How did you get started in your professional career? 

I come from a family of therapists. My early ‘training’ as a family therapist started there, perhaps...

The findings of a recent government report into inequality and disparities among people from Black, Asian and other ethnic minority backgrounds were a missed opportunity, the British Psychological Society has said. The...

Psychologists Afsana Faheem (above, right) and Dr Kate Cooper (above, left) were on the cusp of hosting a conference at the University of Bath about cultural diversity in psychology when Covid-19 struck. Frustrated by their event’s inevitable cancellation, they went back to...

What’s your area?
My academic research explores the psychological impact of school exclusion and considers alternatives. Over the last few years I have worked in a youth offending team, with families and young people also subject to Child in Need and...

Against the backdrop of social movements like Black Lives Matter and various global political upheavals, issues of race are more prevalent in th e public’s awareness than ever before. While we have laws protecting against discrimination and consciousness of racism is growing...

Deanne Bell was taking an introduction to psychologies of liberation class with Mary Watkins when she read Frantz Fanon’s Black Skin, White Masks, a book Deanne describes as a phenomenological text of collective trauma. ‘There’s a moment when he’s walking down the...

I was stunned. I could not believe the words just uttered by a member of the senior management team at the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service I worked in as an assistant psychologist:

We [Senior Management] just don’t feel that where you are...

What needs to change?
BK: I was the first chair when the Standing Committee for the Promotion of Equal Opportunities (SCPEO) was formed back in the late 80s. The BPS had no policy on equal opportunities at that time and that was the...

August 8, 1444 – the date of the first large European slave market, held in Portugal, in which Black African people were taken from their homes in Mauritania and sold to Europeans. That, said Professor Binna Kandola, was his choice of a tipping point where colour prejudice...

Zenobia Nadirshaw has led a fascinating, packed life. Doing it justice in one interview may be beyond my skills, so we’ll look mostly at her work on what she describes as, ‘the clash between Western thinking and the clients’ different ethnic and class backgrounds and cultures...