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‘Race in Psychiatry and Psychology: From research to transformative action’

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A lecture series advocating for a decolonised approach to psychiatry and psychology by increasing exposure and discussion of race research.

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In his classical work 'Black Skin, White Masks', psychiatrist Fantz Fanon argued that a profound understanding of the devastating impacts of colonialism and anti-Black racism on identity and personality, social formations, culture and knowledge would be conducive to supporting the wellbeing of racialised minority groups. It would also progress decolonised approaches to psychiatry and psychology, which often perpetuates racist colonial domination ideologies in both its traditions and methodology.

However, with more than half a century passed since Fantz’s corpus, the field has shown little indication of a decolonial revolution. Bodies of work within psychiatry and psychology still continue to reflect and serve the interests of Western, educated, industrialized, rich and democratic (WEIRD) societies. This is observed within UK psychiatry and psychology academic teaching, where understandings of race, racism and mental health are typically overlooked.

This lecture series advocates for a decolonised approach to psychiatry and psychology by increasing exposure and discussion of theoretical and empirical research on race and psychiatry/psychology. In also providing recommendations, it seeks to empower mental health professionals, students and academics to action transformative change in research and practice.

Lecture series aims

  1. To increase exposure and discussion of theoretical and/or empirical research in race and psychology.
  2. To provide recommendations for actioning transformative change in psychiatry and psychology research and practice.

Event schedule

14 May 2021, 17:30 - 19:00: 'Race and racism in psychiatry and psychology’s history' - Delivered by Hari Sewell

28 May 2021, 17:30 - 19:00: 'Psychological impacts of racism and the aftermath of George Floyd' - Delivered by Dr Dwight Turner

10 June 2021, 17:30 - 19:00: 'Race in mental health research, policy and practice' - Delivered by Dr Shubulade Smith CBE

15 June 2021, 17:30 - 19:00: 'Modern day racism at work' - Delivered by Professor Binna Kandola OBE


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