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Dr Zenobia Nadirshaw
Dr Zenobia Nadirshaw is the Head of Clinical Psychology Service working in the Kensington & Chelsea NHS PCT and has been working in the NHS for the last thirty years. She currently holds an Associate Professor title with Thames Valley University and is a Senior Research Fellow Title at the Ethnicity & Social Policy Research Unit at the University of Bradford. She is currently a Trustee of the Mental Health Foundation and the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities. She holds a Chair position of a Voluntary Alcohol Advisory and Counselling Organisation (EACH) which offers service to minority ethnic people suffering from substance/alcohol abuse across four London Boroughs. She sits on national committees of the Division of Clinical Psychology in the British Psychological Society and chairs the Continuing Profession Development Sub Committee.
Over the last 20 years she has drawn attention to the issues of `race', difference and diversity, effects of social inequality and exclusion in the mental health, learning disabilities and womens contexts. She has conducted research, has published widely in these fields and is an active speaker at local, national and European conferences. In 1997, she won the award for challenging inequality of opportunity from the British Psychological Society and in 2001 jointly won the first prize for a book in the Mental Health services from the British Medical Association in addressing issues of `Race' Culture and Ethnicity in Clinical Psychology.
Ms Bren Torry
Bren Torry is currently a lecturer in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Bradford. She previously worked with Professor Charles Husband as a Research Fellow on an ENB/GNC funded project 'Educational Preparation for Transcultural Health Care Practice: The Development and Evaluation of Research Based Learning Materials to Promote Transcultural Competence in Nursing Education and Practice'.
The learning materials you can access on this site were developed as part of this project.