Sinead Carroll

Ph.D student Rianna Walcott was giving a talk on mental health to the creative industries in Edinburgh, when a woman approached her with an idea for a project around the mental health issues in the Black, Asian and ethnic minorities.

There was only one problem: the woman was white: “You’re going to need a black or brown woman to go ahead with this project and I think I know the one for you,” said Walcott, who was  interested in the idea. She was thinking of her school friend Dr Samara Linton, a Jamaican-born medical doctor and a University of Cambridge and University College London graduate.

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