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Dr Gillian Scott-Ward.

Hair-brained: the ‘indelible’ damage to mental health from discrimination

INVESTIGATION Hair discrimination is a perfect example of seemingly innocuous discriminatory policy that targets black women in socio-economic spheres. Alethea Farline investigates how this policy impacts education, mental health, and societal perceptions of race.   EXPERTS have claimed that discrimination can have a devastating long-term impact on mental health and […]

Dr Jeremy Pearson, senior lecturer in Policing and a former Northumbria officer.

Academics join calls for priority police vaccinations amid growing concern

LEADING academics from the University of Sunderland (UoS) have added their voices to calls for the Government to vaccinate police officers alongside frontline health workers. The calls come amid increasing concerns that numbers of officers are being significantly reduced due to the coronavirus pandemic. Northumbria’s Police Commissioner Kim McGuinness, Chief […]