Volunteers needed for BAME research study

Exploring the perceptions of professional barriers from the perspective of Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) Healthcare Scientists and Lead Healthcare Scientists.

What is the research about?

This research aims to understand the perceived barriers faced by members of the healthcare science workforce. By taking part you will have the opportunity to share your perspective and suggest direction for future changes towards equality and inclusion in healthcare science.

Who is eligible to take part?

You must be a registered HCPC Clinical Scientist for over 1 year.

Who is conducting the research?

This research is part of a Masters course at the Division of Human Communication, Development & Hearing at The University of Manchester. All interviews will be performed by the student, Naima Fredericks.

What is involved?

  • An anonymous 15-minute online questionnaire.
  • You will be required to state your ethnicity to take part in this questionnaire.
  • An optional 30-45 minute online interview, conducted via Zoom.
  • You can complete either, or both, the questionnaire and interview.

Are there any risks?

Topics covered include recounting events of racial discrimination at work. There is a risk that questions may cause emotional distress if you have experienced such events. All parts of the questionnaire are optional, and you may refrain from answering any questions you feel uncomfortable answering.

How can I take part in the questionnaire?

Here is the link to the BAME research questionnaire. If you do not wish to take part in the interview, you can still complete the questionnaire. Please read the participant information sheet for the questionnaire if you wish to take part.

How can I take part in the interview?

To take part in the BAME research interview, please contact the researcher Naima Fredericks at for further information. Please read the participant information sheet for the interview if you wish to take part.

Also, please read the University’s Privacy Notice for Research before proceeding.

Last updated on 15th February 2021

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