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Irtiza Qureshi

Irtiza QureshiCourse Start: November 2016
Supervisor: Dr Nasreen Ali

Thesis Title

Widening participation for British South Asian men on nursing courses and NHS nursing careers in England.


The UK is an increasingly diverse country. A key concern of the Government is how to ensure that the NHS workforce reflects the diversity of the population that it serves. Current available data on the composition of the NHS workforce highlights that there is a clear gender and ethnic imbalance within nursing.

The 2014 NHS workforce census puts the proportion of male nurses at around 10% of the overall workforce. The under representation of specific ethnic groups within that proportion of males is not commonly reported on and there is no significant research available on the experiences of male British South Asian nurses in England.

Research Questions

  • What are the barriers and enablers for British South Asian males choosing nursing education and NHS nursing careers in England?

Contact Information

E: Irtiza.qureshi@beds.ac.uk

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