This event comprises talks from Vahé Nafilyan (Office for National Statistics) and Professor James Nazroo (University of Manchester).
Speaker: Vahé Nafilyan
Title: Ethnic differences in COVID-19 mortality during the first two waves of the Coronavirus Pandemic in England
Abstract: Ethnic minorities have experienced disproportionate COVID-19 mortality rates in the UK and many other countries. We compared the differences in the risk of COVID-19 related death between ethnic groups in the first and second waves the of COVID-19 pandemic in England. We also investigated whether the factors explaining differences in COVID-19 death between ethnic groups changed between the two waves.
Speaker: Prof James Nazroo (University of Manchester)
Title: Ethnicity, racism and inequalities in Covid-19 related outcomes in the UK
Abstract: This talk will explore the patterning across ethnic groups of the health, economic and social harms that have flowed from the coronavirus pandemic. Central to this will be a critical examination of our conceptualisation of ethnicity and of the mechanisms through which racism shapes our lives and inequalities in outcomes. The relationship with pre-pandemic inequalities will also be examined and the harms caused by policy responses to the pandemic will be discussed.
is a Principal Statistician at the Office for National Statistics. His work on the relationship between ethnicity and COVID-19 mortality has had a large impact on policy and has been widely reported in the media over the past year.
is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester. His research focuses on inequalities with a particular interest in ethnic inequalities in health. He is Director of the ESRC Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE), which focuses on understanding changing patterns of inequality and identity.