Diversity and Equality in Health and Care


Current Volume: 2014: Volume 11, Issues 1 – 4

Aims and scope

Diversity and Equality in Health and Care (formerly Diversity in Health and Care) is concerned with the equitable provision of healthcare and services for members of diverse social groups and settings in all countries in the world.

Diversity is seen as a very broad concept, embracing areas including (but not limited to) race, culture and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, migrants, carers, disabilities (including physical, communication and learning), spirituality, and underserved or marginalised populations. Diversity also extends to the wide variety of settings in which care takes place and the multidisciplinary nature of professional practice.

The editors welcome:

  • research papers that address any aspect of diversity, including evaluative studies and methodological debates
  • practice papers that provide examples of culturally competent practice, or which address the practicalities, policy or managerial aspects of delivering services to members of diverse groups
  • debate papers that address key issues in diversity or which focus on under-researched topics

  • knowledge-sharing reports that may include book, website, video and other resource reviews and papers about specific initiatives to improve practice


This journal is hosted online by IngentaConnect.

ISSN:  2049-5471
E-ISSN:  2049-548X

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Professor Paula McGee
Faculty of Health
Birmingham City University
Edgbaston Campus
Westbourne Road
B15 3TP

Tel: +44 (0) 121 331 6127
Email: [email protected]

Professor Mark R D Johnson
Mary Seacole Research Centre
De Montfort University
Hawthorn Building
Leicester LE1 9BH

Tel:  +44(0) 116 201 3906
Fax: +44(0) 116 201 3805
Email: [email protected]

Knowledge share and reviews editor

Dr Nicky Hudson
Senior Research Fellow, Applied Social Sciences
DeMontfort University
The Gateway
Leicester LE1 9BH.

Tel: +44 (0)116 207 8766
Email: [email protected]

Did you see? editor

Professor Nisha Dogra

The Greenwood Institute of Child Health
University of Leicester
Westcotes House
Westcotes Drive
Leicester LE3 0QU

Tel +44 (0) 116 225 2885
Email: [email protected]

Editorial board

Professor Karl Atkin
University of York, UK

Mrs Mary Dawood
Nurse Consultant, St Mary's Hospital, London, UK

Suki Desai
Independent academic

Professor Abulfadl Mohsin Ebrahim
Unniversity of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Professor Rashid Gatrad OBE
Consultant Paediatrician, Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

Zaid Al-Hamdan
Jordan University of Science and Technology

Professor Robert C Like
Director, Center for Healthy Families and Cultural Diversity, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, USA

Sandra Lovering
Executive Director, Nursing Affairs, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Saudi Arabia

Dr Milika Matiti
Lecturer, School of Nursing, Nottingham University, UK

Professor Irena Papadopoulos
Head of Research Centre for Transcultural Studies in Health, Middlesex University, UK

Dr Julia Puebla Fortier
Executive Director, Resources for Cross Cultural Health Care, Switzerland

Professor Larry Purnell
Emeritus Professor of Nursing, University of Delaware, Newark, USA

Dr Eunice Seekoe
Lecturer, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Professor Aziz Sheikh
Professor of Primary Care Research and Development, University of Edinburgh, UK

Dr Ruth de Souza
Centre Coordinator/Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Asian and Migrant Health Research, AUT University, New Zealand

Professor Haluk Soydan
Research Professor and Director, Hamovitch Center for Science in the Human Services, USA

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2013: Volume 10, Issues 1 – 4

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The journal is indexed in the following:

  • Health Policy Reference Centre
  • SocIndex (FT)
  • Family and Society Studies Worldwide
  • Gender Studies Database
  • Race Relations Abstracts
  • Social Care Online
  • British Nursing Index
  • Health and Social Care Abstracts
  • CSA Sociological Abstracts
  • CSA Social Services Abstracts
  • DH-Data
  • Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory


It is scanned by Cochrane and Campbell Collaboration 'Equity' fields.