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21 October - 17 November
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EmpowerED: Shaping Healthcare Research Together

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What’s on offer?

Join us for an empowering workshop designed exclusively for non-clinical healthcare staff, where we'll explore the world of healthcare research. In our engaging 40-minute Game Storming session, we'll tackle barriers to research engagement through interactive games and brainstorming. Then, in the Research Scavenger Hunt, we'll showcase how research directly impacts non-clinical roles. It's an opportunity to unlock your potential, share unique insights, and become catalysts for positive change in healthcare. Your voice matters, and your journey towards research excellence begins here. We especially encourage non-clinical staff from ethnic minority backgrounds to participate and shape the future of healthcare research. Plus, enjoy coffee, refreshments, and fun activities!

By actively involving non-clinical HCWs from ethnic minority backgrounds in research, we aim to improve inclusivity, research quality, and outcomes. This will ensure that future studies address the specific needs and experiences of all healthcare workers, ultimately enhancing healthcare provision for all.

What’s it about?

Current evidence suggests that there is an association between engagement in health research studies and improvements in healthcare performance through collaborative and action research mechanisms. This in turn, enhances health service and patient care which lead to improving public health and wellbeing of individuals. In addition, such events/activities and being “on the inside” by understanding these populations’ views and challenges can help them feel fulfilled in their roles and feel that their “voices are being heard” by contributing to health service improvement. By facilitating the participants to share their experiences of engaging with this activity, we will be able to ascertain that they feel invested and can also reflect how they can help others in their communities to contribute towards health research. 

Who’s leading the event?

This event is being led by Amani Al-Oraibi, PhD Candidate and Professor Manish Pareek, Chair in Infectious Diseases, University of Leicester

Open to


Of particular interest to

The event will be of interest to non-clinical staff.  We particularly encourage individuals from these backgrounds to participate

Event booking deadline

Booking will close on Monday 13th November at 17:00h