Photo: Dr Gina Awoko Higginbottom MBE with Postdoctoral Fellow – Dr Fabiana Mamede, from the University of Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Gina provided extensive mentorship sessions via consultancy for BME faculty in HealthCare Sciences at the University of Middlesex, England,- see testimonials

Gina is a member of the National Institute for Health (NIHR) mentorship scheme

Gina has supervised 11 international postdoctoral fellows (from Canada, Mexico, Sweden, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand) and 4 PhD students to conclusion (Dr Barolia, Aga Khan University, Pakistan, Dr Boadu, International Research Development Council, Canada, Dr Jalal Safipur, Linuaeus University, Sweden and Dr Brummell, Sheffield Hallam University). A central goal in her research endeavors is building research capacity in ethnicity and health research. She strives to facilitate a superlative training environment and has co-authored extensively with research trainees.

She has mentored two Mary Seacole Leadership Award holders, Dr Ada Hui and Angela Knight Jackson now Florence Nightingale Foundation Leadership Scholar and many academic colleagues at different points of their career trajectory.

Three of her previous mentees now hold professorial role, Dr Mogale,, University of Pretoria, South Africa, Drs Jalal Safipour and Dr Emina Hadziabdic Linnaeus University, Sweden.