Dr Dawn Edge

About Dawn Edge

Dr Dawn Edge is The University of Manchester’s Academic Lead for Equality Diversity & Inclusion, and Senior Lecturer in the Division of Psychology & Mental Health.

Dawn is actively engaged in working with communities to improve health and well being – especially among those who are marginalised, socially excluded, and experience inferior access to health and care.

Areas of interest

  • Intersectionality: Mental health, deprivation, ethnicity & gender
  • Resilience and recovery
  • Perinatal mental health and child health
  • Health inequalities
  • Spirituality/Faith/Religion and mental health

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About Dawn

Dr Dawn Edge is The University of Manchester’s Academic Lead for Equality Diversity & Inclusion, and Senior Lecturer in the Division of Psychology & Mental Health. Dawn is actively engaged in working with communities to improve health and well being – especially among those who are marginalised, socially excluded, and experience inferior access to health and care.

Formerly, a Non-Executive Director of two NHS Mental Health Trusts in the North West of England, Dawn has also worked with the national Care Standards Improvement Partnership (CSIP).  Its precursor, the National Institute for Mental Health in England (NIMHE), was established by the Department of Health to improve the lives of people who experience mental health problems and to promote mental health.

Dawn’s research emanates from a passion to reduce inequalities in access, care, and treatment experienced by under-served communities. She’s particularly interested in improving understanding of:

  • Intersections between determinants of health and illness such as ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status and mental health
  • Interrelationship between mental and physical health and wellbeing
  • Individual and community-level strategies for building resilience and managing psychological distress
  • Factors that influence individuals’ abilities to access appropriate support, care and treatment for mental health problems

Dawn is also keen to explore the environmental roots of trauma, institutional racism and lack of understanding of cultural expressions of distress

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