Welcome to our centre

Supporting people, researchers and professionals and improving health

Involving communities

People’s voices and their opinions are not only heard but also form the basis of solutions

Growing research

Inspiring community-led research and encouraging participation

Creating resources

Developing and promoting culturally sensitive resources

Working together

Collaborating with researchers to widen participation

What we are working towards

The Centre for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) has one clear vision: “To reduce ethnic health inequalities”. We do this by working with patients, the public, community and voluntary sectors, researchers, health and social care organisations, to:

  • Inspire community-led research
  • Develop and promote culturally sensitive resources
  • Raise awareness of community engagement
  • Encourage active research participation
  • Collaborate with researchers to widen participation


Latest news


Lived Experience Event: Religion and Mental Wellbeing – FREE to attend

This event focuses on the intriguing as well as important relationship between religion and mental wellbeing. A number of speakers will be sharing their own experiences of faith and emotional wellbeing from Jewish, Muslim and Pagan perspectives. There will also be an opportunity... Read More →
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Diabetes risk score translation event taking place in Nottingham

An event to launch the translation of a Type 2 diabetes risk assessment tool to help members of the South Asian community assess their risk of developing the condition will take place in Nottingham today. The NIHR-supported Leicester Risk Score enables people to find out their... Read More →
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Art promotes pregnancy messages to Leicester’s South Asian community

A special art exhibition was staged in Leicester to raise awareness of research findings related to safe pregnancies in South Asian communities. Powerful images of South Asian women relating to pregnancy were displayed at Attenborough Arts Centre at the University of Leicester on... Read More →
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