Back to top

Ethnicity and Health Inequalities

The Ethnicity and Health Inequalities (EHI) theme will carry out research that considers health gaps between population groups, including those related to ethnicity, culture, wealth, disability, geography and education, so that our research is fully inclusive.

Theme Lead

Professor Azhar Farooqi OBE
Honorary Professor, University of Leicester

Azhar is a part time GP with over 30 years’ experience as a partner at a busy inner city practice in Leicester. He is Chair of Research Division 5, East Midlands CRN and Chair of Leicester CCG providing clinical leadership to ensure robust clinical engagement in the organisation and significant impact on health service transformation in the areas of diabetes and CVD. 

Azhar has had significant success in obtaining research grants and successful conclusion of projects publishing in the field of diabetes, CKD and CVD. He has an established track record of working with lay and charity groups with an interest in cardio metabolic disease, health inequality and ethnic health (Diabetes UK, BHF, Kidney UK, Age UK, BME community groups etc.). He is a committee member of the South Asian Health Foundation and Implementation Lead within the Centre for Black Minority Ethnic Health. The Centre has an established track record in the area of ethnic health.


Click here to find out more.