This free webinar is held by the QNI’s Community Nursing Research Forum and chaired by Dr Ben Bowers and Kumbi Kariwo.

Kumbi Kariwo is a registered Learning Disability Nurse and has worked in the NHS for 22 years. In 2016 she set up the Young People’s Sexual Health Service. This Service was nominated for the NHS Parliamentary Awards by Jess Phillips (MP) and commended by CQC as one of the services making a difference to address inequalities in Birmingham.

Ben Bowers is the QNI Community Nursing Research Forum Lead, working with the Queen’s Nursing Institute as a Community Nursing Research Consultant. He practices clinically as an Honorary Nurse Consultant in Palliative Care and leads a programme of community-based end of life care research at the University of Cambridge.

Summary of webinar

Webinar summary – Working with Underserved Communities May 2023


  • Participatory research with showmen communities with Margaret Greenfields and Sheldon Chadwick.
  • Developing an inclusive health and care research system: a realist evaluation of participation in health research with people from Black African Diaspora Communities (BAFDC) in the UK with Eleanor Hoverd Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow (grant number 302121).
    Eleanor is funded by Health Education England (HEE) / NIHR for this research project. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR, NHS or the UK Department of Health and Social Care. She will present an overview of her PhD project.
  • Legitimate dialogues with Dr Ada Hui, Assistant Professor, School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham.
    Communication is the most fundamental exchange within healthcare. For under-served communities however, challenges remain in being heard, listened to and respected. This presentation will examine contemporary challenges of ‘legitimate dialogues’, highlighting the experiences of under-served communities who may choose (or be pushed) to be within or outside of health services.
  • End-of-Life Care in The Patient’s Home: An Exploration of Experiences of Nursing Staff Caring for Patients from the Ethnic Minority Background with Pretty Manyimo, Specialist Palliative Care Nurse, Leicestershire NHS Trust.
    Pretty conducted this research while on a 2-year secondment as a Clinical Research Associate (2020 to 2022). This was a joint De Montfort University and Leicestershire NHS Trust initiative to grow and cultivate research within the Trust. She produced primary research which identified the unmet needs of the underserved population and developed research skills. Pretty will present the findings of the primary research and the recommendations to the organisation and other healthcare sectors.

Event details

Date and time

10 May 2023
2-3.30 pm


Online via Zoom

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