UWE Bristol researching ways to support black men and sexual health

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In a recent webinar, Doctoral trainee Uzochi Nwaosu discussed his research on ways to support black men and sexual health, supervised by Dr Jane Meyrick.

Uzochi Nwaosu is a sexual health adviser at a busy London sexual health service and a trainee on the Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology programme.

Dr Jane Meyrick is a Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology at UWE Bristol and Public Health specialist. She focuses on researching sexual health/wellbeing and sexual violence. Her recent work speaks both to UWE’s approach to inclusivity and the importance of community collaboration, focusing on less heard voices in sexual health including sex workers, survivors of sexual violence and racially minoritized groups.

They are working together to find a platform for the voice of black men within the area of sexual health.  There work started with building the evidence base around what works and is soon to be published as peer review journal article.  Uzochi has interviewed black men in London, to place their voice at the centre of sexual health service development in the NHS.

They are connecting the work to key professional bodies such as BASHH (British Association of Sexual health and HIV) as well as providing additional engagement with the local Health Foundation funded research programme ‘Common Ambitions’, led by African Voices + Brigstowe, which looks to talk to Black men in Bristol about HIV.

View the slides from Zoch’s presentation below and to listen to their podcast here.