The research project
Floor will be working with the Black community in the North-East and Scotland, as well as researchers from the University of Sunderland, Teesside University, University of Glasgow and Ubuntu Multicultural Centre. Together, they will develop workshops to tackle the barriers to early diagnosis.
The research project will delve into the reasons that Black men don’t seek help early. The researchers will then develop, test and refine tactics that might help change this, including training peer educators. The workshops could also be expanded to other areas in the UK if it is proven to work.
Working with community members ensures the workshops will be culturally sensitive and more likely to address the real-world concerns of Black men and the barriers they face.