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“The challenges for diversity education in the medical curriculum; diversity, inclusion and differential attainment” Professor Nisha Dogra

Nisha Dogra

BM DCH FRCPsych MA (Socio-legal studies, children), Postgraduate Certificate in Systemic Practice PhD

Nisha Dogra is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry Education at the Greenwood Institute of Child Health, University of Leicester. She is an external lecturer on the MMedSci Medical Education Masters at the University of Nottingham. She was until her retirement working as a generic child and adolescent psychiatrist. Currently, her work in child mental health is focused on how young people see the relationship between mental health and social media.

Throughout her career Nisha was been involved in the development and delivery of a wide variety of teaching and training events in undergraduate and postgraduate education, locally, nationally and internationally in both psychiatry and diversity. Nisha has led innovations in how medical students can be taught diversity to ensure they deliver high quality care to a range of patients and understand how their own perspectives may influence the care they provide. This has extended to how educators ensure their practice is inclusive and the need for organisations to have transparent processes to implement equality, diversity and inclusion policies. She has advocated for faculty development and openness in discussing issues related to diversity.

She was the Foundation Chair of Diversity in Medicine and Healthcare (DIMAH) from 2014-2017 having informally chaired the network from 2011 and played a key role in its’ establishment and development. She has published widely including peer reviewed publications, edited and written books as well as contributing chapters to edited books related to psychiatry and education. She and a colleague wrote the chapter on diversity in Understanding Medical Education: Evidence, Theory and Practice edited by Swanwick, Forrest and O’Brien (2018). In 2011.

Nisha was runner up for the Times Higher Education Award for Innovative Teacher of the Year. She was Associate Dean for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for the Royal College of Psychiatrists from 2016-2019.