Mental Health: BME Experiences

Experiences of Mental Health problems in Black and Minority Ethnic Communities:, 2007-2009

Principal Investigators: Professor Sue Ziebland & Dr Ann McPherson, University of Oxford

Funder: Care Services Improvement Partnership



I set-up and co-ordinated the expert Advisory Panels, trained and supervised the consultant recruiters and interviewers, managed the translation of foreign language transcripts.

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Rugkåsa, J., Canvin, K. (2011) Researching Mental Health in Minority Ethnic Communities: Reflections on Recruitment, Qualitative Health Research 21(1): 132-43. DOI: 10.1177/1049732310379115
  • Sen, D., Canvin, K., Rugkåsa, J. (2009) OpenMind 154: 10-12.
  • Rugkåsa, J., Canvin, K. (2007) DIPEx – a Collection of Personal Narratives of Health and Illness. KnowledgeShare section of Diversity in Health and Social Care. 4(4): 110.


  • Canvin, K. (2008) Mental health: ethnic minority experiences. Available at:


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Peer Reviewed Conference Contributions

  • Canvin, K. & Rugkåsa, J. What can service providers learn from mental health service users and carers? UK Mental Health Research Network Scientific Conference, London, March 2008.
  • Rugkåsa, J. & Canvin, K. Experiences of Mental Health in Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Communities in the UK. Poster presented at the Developing Racial Equality in Mental Health 2nd Conference, Warwick, UK, 2007.
  • Rugkåsa, J. & Canvin, K. Practical Issues in Recruiting Participants from Minority Ethnic Groups. Studying ethnic minorities – methodological approaches in qualitative research. Danish National Institute of Social Research, Copenhagen, Denmark, December 2007.


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