HR Management Practices for Ethnic Minority Health Workers' Wellbeing

Join our in-person event exploring the impact of HR practices on the wellbeing of minority ethnic health and social care workers.

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Professor Lynda Song, Professor Ahmed Mostafa and Dr Aleksandra Irnazarow (Ola) are exploring the impact of human resource management (HRM) practices, such as recruitment, selection, training and promotion, on the wellbeing of minority ethnic staff working within the wider health and wellbeing system.

Through collaboration with experts from NHS trusts, Leeds City Council, Healthwatch Leeds and beyond, this event encourages idea sharing on innovative HRM practices and the promotion of policy changes to foster an inclusive working environment which betters the wellbeing of ethnic minority staff and service users. 

Join our in-person event, where Lynda Song and the research team will present key findings relating to the importance of cultural competence; a panel discussion with representatives from academia, public health services and the third sector will openly discuss the barriers and solutions to issues impacting inclusivity in health, social care and public health organisations; and, together, they will co-design ways to inform and train staff working within health and wellbeing services on cultural competence and its benefits. 

Event Programme: 


Arrival and registration


Welcome by Lynda Song, Professor of Management at Leeds University Business School

Research presentation

Gabby Keating and Ahmed Mostafa, Leeds University Business School – Developing Cultural Competence Training 


Presentation 1

Paul Hayes, Leeds University Business School – Cultural Competence to Deliver Social and Wellbeing Outcomes


Presentation 2

Tatum Yip, Healthwatch Leeds – Experts by Experience: The Stories of Supporting the Service User and Training Module Sharing for People with Disabilities 


Panel discussion to share knowledge on the importance of Cultural Competence for both staff and patients

Chaired by Lynda Song, Professor of Management, Leeds University Business School

Maisie Roberts, HR Business Partner, Leeds City Council

Tatum Yip, Community Project Worker, Healthwatch Leeds

James Royal, BME Health and Wellbeing Project Lead, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Aleksandra Irnazarow, Lecturer in Information Management, Leeds University Business School


Networking lunch


Presentation 3

Ester Jamara, EDI Career Progression Consultant - Developing and Delivering Impactful Race Equity Programmes


Roundtable discussion

Themes from the training module to be divided between delegates for open discussion.


Roundtable feedback


Closing remarks by Aleksandra Irnazarow, Leeds University Business School


Event close


If you have any questions about this event, please contact Grace Carter at Leeds University Business School.