Black Women’s Identity and Depression (BWID) study

PROJECT STATUS: Ongoing
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START DATE AND DURATION: October 2021
Summary

Drawing on the framework of intersectionality in general and the Strong Black woman schema, this project is investigating how and why gender and race might work together to shape the experience, treatment and outcomes associated with depression among Black women.

Through multiple studies, it will explore whether beliefs and expectations related to identifying as Black and female shape the experience of depression and whether this intersection, in turn, influences treatment and outcomes.

Findings will provide important insights into the lived experiences of Black women and help identify barriers to treatment and predictors of poor outcomes.

This project will be in collaboration with an advisory group of public, patient and professional members including: Black women with lived experiences of depression; practitioners that have worked with Black women and representatives from two non-government organisations, Black Thrive (London) and Catalyst 4 Change (Birmingham). 

Partners & Collaborators

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 

Black Thrive 

Catalyst 4 Change 

University of Oxford

King’s College London (KCL)

 

Lead Investigator
Investigating Team
Juliana Onwumere (KCL)
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