Keisha is a prospective Organisational Psychologist, who currently supports organisations in embedding equitable and inclusive practices which promote and sustain the social, emotional and psychological wellbeing of their workforce.
Keisha founded the BiPP Network in 2019 whilst reflecting on her lack of exposure to Black mental health professionals, academics or research pertaining to the Black community throughout her degrees.
Jessica is a 3rd year medical student at King’s College London who champions for widening participation and support for young people pursuing higher education regardless of their socioeconomic background, race or gender.
She joined the BiPP Network because of her awareness of the chronic lack of BME psychiatrists across the UK and was motivated to work on increasing representation across psychology and psychiatry professions.
Idriss graduated with a BSc in Medical Sciences from the University of Bangor, during which he was elected president of the African & Caribbean Society for 2 consecutive years and was the BME representative on the Student Union Council.
He joined the BiPP Network as he is keen to contribute to facilitating incredible events that bring mental health professionals from BME backgrounds together.
Jason is a Trainee Educational Psychologist whose current research question looks at “What are the intersecting experiences of students from a Black and Minority Ethnic background and who have a Special Educational Need or Disability in Further Education?”
Jason’s skills and expertise are well-positioned to provide actionable insight into the key aims of the BiPP Network and he hopes to bring about targeted and broad change, particularly in the field of psychology and for BME professionals and the BME community who use mental health services.
Yannick is currently completing an MSc in Applied Neuropsychology at University of Bristol, where he previously graduated with a BSc in Experimental Psychology.
Yannick’s involvement within the BiPP network dovetails neatly with his dedication to address the racial inequalities within the mental health industry, namely the lack of BME representation in the psychology and psychiatry professions.