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Coming Soon: EViR Webinar – AIMMS Mentoring Scheme – Lessons Learned and Reflections

Date to be confirmed

Funding organisations are constantly looking into strengthening their approach to EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion). Both funders and research organisations are committed to EDI broadly and developing and maintaining a healthy research culture more generally, tackling disadvantage and discrimination. Mentoring schemes provide the power to accelerate self-development and career progression, among other benefits.

Please contact us if you are interested in joining the webinar


Members will have the opportunity to learn from Dr Nisreen Alwan’s experiences, and lessons learned running the AIMMS scheme (Academic Intersectionality Mentoring in Medical Schools). AIMMS is the first British national medical school mentoring scheme that connects women from ethnic minority backgrounds at various clinical and non-clinical career pathways to provide them with a chance of acting as mentees and/or mentors to each other and to provide role models.

The scheme has been created to support the career development of ethnic minority women within medical schools and academic medicine in the UK. This will facilitate their progression to leadership levels.


Nisreen Alwan – Associate Professor in Public Health for Medicine at the University of Southampton (United Kingdom) – British–Iraqi public health researcher who is an Associate Professor of Public Health at the University of Southampton and runs the AIMMS scheme. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Alwan used social media to communicate public health messages and to call for long COVID to be counted and measured. She was awarded an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for services to Medicine and Public Health during the COVID19 pandemic in the Queen’s New Year Honours 2021. She was also named amongst other inspiring and influential women from around the world in the BBC 100 Women 2020 list.