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This is a joint seminar between the ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health and the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine, and is part of the Age of Health series.

Ethnic inequalities in health are entrenched and persistent in the UK. This seminar, hosted by Professor Laia Bécares, explores the role of racism, experienced over the life course, in structuring ethnic inequalities in health in later life. Anchored around key tenets of life course theory, Professor Bécares will present findings from recent and upcoming publications that centre racism as the root cause of ethnic inequalities, exploring mechanisms that patterns stark ethnic inequities in later life.

How to join this event

This event will be held online on Zoom. Please register your free place here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the seminar.

About the speaker

Laia is Professor of Social Science and Health in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, King’s College London. Her research interests are in studying the pathways by which the discrimination and marginalisation of people and places lead to social and health inequalities across the life course, with a specific focus on racism and heteronormativity as systems of oppression.

At this event

Laia Becares

Professor of Social Science and Health