Professor Naina Patel OBE

Naina PatelFounder and Executive Director, PRIAE Policy Research Institute on Ageing and Ethnicity and Professor of Ageing & Ethnicity, International School for Communities, Rights and Inclusion at the University of Central Lancashire.

Naina founded PRIAE, an independent international institute in 1998 to meet a large gap in ageing and ethnicity from policy, research, engagement of elders, to service information and innovations. To respond to this gap, she has designed a majority of PRIAE’s programmes raising the necessary funding in income, employment, care, quality of life and citizenship. She was the Research Leader of the largest European research in the area of ageing and ethnicity called Minority Elderly Care (MEC) under the EC 5th Framework Research Programme. She was formerly the UK Representative to the Interim Management Board, Fundamental Rights Agency, previously European Monitoring Centre on Racism (EUMC) in Vienna; EUMC Observer to European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance, Council of Europe; Member, NHS Leadership & Race Equality Independent Panel among others.


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