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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 Leads

Professor Manish Pareek graduated from the University of Birmingham with Honours in Medicine and undertook general medical training before completing an academic specialist training programme in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine in Leicester and London (Imperial College London) funded by the NIHR and MRC. At present he is Chair and Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases at the University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. He has international expertise in developing and delivering public health research programmes in infectious diseases, migrant health and ethnic minority health. He is applying his research expertise to understanding the risks of COVID-19 in ethnic minorities and other underserved populations.

Professor Sam Seidu is Professor in Primary Care Diabetes and Cardio-metabolic Medicine. He is currently the vice-chair for Research for Primary Care Diabetes Europe (PCDE). He is a board member of the Primary Care Diabetes Society of UK and is also currently a Clinical Lead and mentor for diabetes in the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care System. In 2021, he was named the most outstanding early career researcher by the Royal College of General Practitioners. He is an associate editor of the Primary Care Diabetes journal.


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