Gurch Randhawa is Professor of Diversity in Public Health and Director of the Institute for Health Research at the University of Bedfordshire. He is also a Fellow of the:
- UK Faculty of Public Health
- Royal Society of Public Health
- Royal Society of Medicine
Gurch is an international expert on the development of patient-centred care pathways in diabetes, kidney disease, transplantation, and end-of-life care amongst diverse communities. He is Co-Chair of the European Working Party on Organ Donation among Diverse Populations; and a Member of the UK's NICE Guidelines Development Group on Organ Donation.
Gurch was recently a member of the Department of Health’s Organ Donation Taskforce. As part of the work of the Taskforce, he was Chair of the Social & Cultural Expert Working Group and undertook a series of individual meetings with the UK’s Faith and Belief Leaders to discuss organ donation.
He is a recipient of numerous grants from organisations such as the Department of Health, National Institute for Health Research, Kidney Research UK, Big Lottery Fund, NHS Blood & Transplant and the King’s Fund.
Gurch is currently serving as Chairman of the Department of Health’s End-of-Life Care for Advanced Kidney Disease Project Board.
In his other ‘life’, Gurch is Chairman of NHS Luton, a Member of the UK Donation Ethics Committee, and a Non-Executive Director of the Human Tissue Authority.
Better Health papers
- Better Health 25: Overcoming barriers to registering as an organ donor among minority ethnic groups by Jessica Mai Sims, Charlotte Kenten, Sarah Deedat, Gurch Randhawa & Myfanwy Morgan
- Better Health 23: Achieving equality in organ donation and transplantation in the UK: challenges and solutions, by Gurch Randhawa
- Better Health 6: Tackling health inequalities for minority ethnic groups: challenges and opportunities, by Gurch Randhawa
Websites and publications