Reducing health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people
The university is sharing in €500,000 funding to explore the reduction of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and intersex (LGBTI) health inequalities in Europe.
Led by Dr Nigel Sherriff in the UK with Dr Laetitia Zeaman, Alex Pollard, and Professor Kath Browne, the project is the result of a successful tender to the European Commission (DG Sante) with partners from Italy (Verona University Hospital – lead partner), Poland (National Institute for Public Health), and Belgium (EuroHealthNet and ILGA-Europe).
The project aims to gain a better understanding of the specific health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people, focusing in particular on overlapping inequalities stemming from discrimination (also unintentional) and unfair treatment on other grounds (e.g. age, disability, socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity). Moreover, the project aims to gain a better understanding of the barriers faced by health professionals when providing care to these groups (including health promotion and mental health services).
More details will be made available in due course. In the meantime, feel free to contact n.s.sherriff[at]brighton.ac.uk for further details.