PhD, MRes, BSc(Hons)
Professor Edge’s research focuses on tackling inequalities in mental health access, experience, and outcomes experienced by racialised, minoritised, and other socially-excluded populations. Reflecting her enduring commitment to integrating research, policy, and practice; Dawn actively engages with patients, communities, and practitioners to co-produce culturally-informed research and interventions to improve mental health and wellbeing. Her doctoral and post-doctoral research focused on depression among Black women during pregnancy and early motherhood.
Currently, her research team is co-creating and evaluating Culturally-adapted Family Intervention (CaFI) with Sub-Saharan African and Caribbean descended families in the UK affected by schizophrenia and related psychoses. (For further information on CaFi - click here)
Dawn has served on several Boards of Directors/Trustees. Currently, she is a Governor at The Health Foundation and Director of Greater Manchester Mental Health’s EDI Research Unit
16:15 PM – 17:15 PM | Finding your voice
"A breath of fresh air to listen to other Black women speak so openly about their experience. It resonated on so many levels and there was strength in that shared experience"
"It was an amazing event and so professionally conducted via online. I felt in the room with all of the speakers"
"Finding my own voice has taken time and being in the presence of such empowering role models, has and will have a positive impact on my personal growth"
"I am in awe, inspired and completely moved by the day. Thank you for a nourishing and engaging day!"
"Thank you to everyone who helped put the event together and for the speakers. It was truly a blessing"
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