Professor Marie-Andree Jacob and Dr. Priyasha Saksena host project launch event
The project, Making it to the Registers: Documenting Migrant Carers’ Experiences of Registration and Fitness to Practise, will last for two years.
On Tuesday 28th March, Professor Marie-Andree Jacob and Dr Priyasha Saksena held a launch event for their new project at the Leeds Playhouse. The project, titled Making it to the Registers: Documenting Migrant Carers’ Experiences of Registration and Fitness to Practise, is a collaboration between the University of Leeds, the University of Bedfordshire, and the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO). It is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Speakers at the launch included Professor Jacob, Dr Saksena, Dr Nasreen Ali (University of Bedfordshire), Dr Ramesh Mehta and Dr Indranil Chakravorty, representatives of BAPIO, and Tabita Tariq, a qualified nurse and asylum seeker.
It was a real treat for us to share some of the lineage and the aims of our project, as well as our first forays into the archives, with such a rich group of colleagues and collaborators, including representatives of the Leeds and Milton Keynes teaching hospitals, the Refugee Council, and PATH Yorkshire.