Black Researchers’ Forum


This will be a forum for postgraduates doing Doctorates or PhD programmes to create community through the lonely process of developing relevant research related to Black issues.


Next event:

 Sunday 11th September 2022

11am – 1pm (Online via Zoom)

This will be a forum for doctoral students doing PhD or DPsych programmes or post-doctoral professionals to create community through the lonely process of developing relevant research related to Black issues.

Black issues refers to the Black diaspora & people of colour and has been positioned politically as ‘Black’ considering the continuing lack of representation of Black people in academia, due to the on-going racialised processes which puts Black people at a particular disadvantage. This group will be open to Black and people of colour from multidisciplinary backgrounds.

This is a monthly space to discuss research and develop in depth dialogue and companionship in expanding our collective research in community. We will invite elder PhD graduates to come and present on a range of themes connected to research to support us in deepening our thinking collectively.

Please come and join us in celebrating our differences and creating more robust ways of researching as Black and People of Colour.

This is a Closed Public Event for members and the general public who are of African, South Asian or Caribbean heritage.

Join us for our next meeting on Sunday 11th September at 11am, where we can explore support needs and start to create a safe space together.

September’s Guest Speaker: Dr Isha McKenzie-Mavinga on finding your own voice in research

Anthea and Wendy

Black Researchers’ Forum monthly meeting dates:

Sunday 11th September – Guest speaker: Dr Isha McKenzie-Mavinga on finding your own voice in research
Sunday 16th October
Sunday 13th November
Sunday 4th December

Time: 11am – 1pm

Venue: Online via Zoom

Cost: The cost for events is £15 for members and £20 for non-members.

If the event is full, email to go on the waiting list. If a place becomes available by Friday 5 pm the day before the event, people at the top of the waiting list will be given priority.

Sign up to the September event:



Anthea Benjamin

Anthea Benjamin

Anthea Benjamin is a UKCP and BACP registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, Group Analyst and Supervisor. Anthea has worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults, families, couples, and groups for over 18 years in various settings including schools, community projects and within the NHS.  She works as a therapist delivering training and consultancy in a range of professional and educational contexts. Anthea also offers therapeutic services such as self-reflective groups and team supervision both in organizations and within her private practice in south London. Anthea has a special interest in racial trauma, particularly working with racial trauma in the body.

Wendy Dugba

Wendy Dugba

Wendy Dugba, is a HCPC Registered and BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist with over twenty years’ work experience, in various settings. Including the NHS where she provided psychological counselling for people with severe and enduring mental health problems. Over the last 5 years she has set up a counselling service for teenagers in custody. She is passionate about working with children and has recently embarked on a Doctorate to research into the provision of culturally sensitive counselling psychology to meet the needs of Black and Brown children in custody. She is also developing her private practice as a clinical supervisor and practitioner and increasingly using EMDR, especially in the Black and Brown community.

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