Background to the event.
During the last few years WREN has published several articles within the Lancet and looked at the importance of racialised Lived Experience representation on editorial boards and as Peer reviewers of papers in terms of a race equality impact for racialised communities in relation to the Mental Health Act. The conference looks at patterns of funding to academic institutions, race breakdown of publishers, and reviewers, and the need for race equality standards to ensure peer review addresses equality in representation in, policy, legislative and practice outcomes.
1. To look at how race operates in the funding to academic and research bodies, publications, and race representations in relation to boards, editors and peer reviewers.
2. To look at how race operates in the research and publication, in Personality Disorder.
3. To encourage submissions of writers from racialised groups to address racialised injustice in academic publications.
4. To celebrate the training of racialised Lived experience practitioners, and to widen the pool of racialised Peer reviewers: Elsevier/Lancet, Black Thrive).
5. To launch the video, ‘Working across the colour line, psychiatry and lived experience’.