Clara Affun-Adegbulu

Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Clara Affun-Adegbulu is a Black woman with a lived and personal experience of anti-Black racism and misogynoir, amongst others. During her nursing studies and throughout her career as a district and psychiatric nurse in Belgium, France and the UK, Clara also gained direct professional experience of anti-Black racism, race- and ethnicity-based discrimination more generally, as well as the intersections of the two with other forms of discrimination. Her understanding of, and sensitivity to these issues has further developed, as a result of her work as a public health researcher studying health equity, including among migrants and displaced populations from fragile and conflict-affected settings.