Thu, 29 Jun|
Genomic Equity Series: Engaging Ethnic Minority Community Leaders
The Genomic Equity Series is a collaborative event series between Genomics England and the DSxHE genomics theme, which aims to share the latest experiences, projects and research of those working to improve equity in genomic medicine
Time & Location
29 Jun, 12:00 – 13:00 BST
About the event
The Genomic Equity Series is a monthly online series hosted by the Diverse Data initiative at Genomics England, in collaboration with the Data Science for Health Equity community, which aims to share the latest experiences, projects and research of those working to improve equity in genomic medicine across the world.
For the June instalment of the Genomic Equity series, we are delighted to host Dan Clay and Tom Curran from Basis Social, a research agency operating at the intersection of engagement, insight, and social action.
Dan, Managing Partner at Basis Social, brings over 20 years’ experience delivering public policy research for central government departments and non-departmental bodies. Formerly Head of Qualitative Research at Kantar Public he has led a range of comparable research projects for ONS, BEIS, Cabinet Office, the Home Office, Wellcome and the University of Kent on topics such as civic and community engagement, social integration and social inequality. He specialises in research with under-represented groups and is regularly asked to lead high profile engagement exercises reporting at a Ministerial level. He is a trustee of the Social Research Association and a partner of the MRS.
Tom, Associate Director at Basis Social, brings 5 years’ experience conducting research to optimize audience engagement with a range of communications and programmes, both in the UK and internationally. Tom joined Basis Social in 2022, where he has led various studies exploring the lived experiences of ethnicity in the UK today. Prior to joining Basis, Tom spent 4 years at M&C Saatchi World Services working with clients including the UK Home Office, FCO, US Department of State, various UN agencies, the British Council and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
What are the opportunities and challenges in engaging some of the most under-represented ethnic minority communities in an initiative like the Newborn Genomes Programme? Join this webinar to hear from the research team at Basis Social who will talk through a recent project undertaken on behalf of Genomics England, to better understand how to design and communicate the Newborn Genomes Programme research study in a way that is fair and inclusive, removing barriers to participation for expectant parents from five ethnic minority communities.
12:00 Welcome to the Genomic Equity Series
12:05 Presentation by Dan Clay and Tom Curran from Basis Social
12:45 Discussion & Audience Q&A
PS Can't make it? Never fear, all our events will be recorded and uploaded onto MindTheGap.Health
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About the series organisers
Diverse Data is a new initiative set up by Genomics England to reduce inequalities in genomic medicine, by ensuring that all patients, regardless of their background, receive the same quality of genomics-enabled personalized medicine, supported by the latest research on people like them. The initiative will be setting up new research projects, working closely with community groups, conducting large-scale sequencing efforts, and will be building practical tools to support everyone in the genomics community to put equity at the centre of their work. Find out more about the initiative here.
Data Science for Health Equity
Data Science for Health Equity is global community that brings together experts, enthusiasts and hobbyists working at the intersection of data science and health inequalities to ensure that the latest research and innovations improve health equity. Find out more about the community here.