James Nazroo, PhD, MBBS FBA FaCSS, is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester, founding and Deputy Director of the Centre of Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE), co-PI of the Synergi Collaborative Centre, and founding and co-Director of the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA).
Central to his research has been an investigation of ethnicity inequalities in health, covering a variety of elements of social disadvantage, how these relate to racialised identities and processes of racism, and how these patterns have changed over time. He has also explored the role of access to and quality of health services, including a critical examination of mental health services.
His research on ageing has been concerned to understand the patterns and determinants of social and health inequalities in ageing populations. He has conducted studies on inequalities in health at older ages, and on routes into retirement and the impact of retirement on health and well-being. He was PI of the fRaill programme, an interdisciplinary study of inequalities in later life, and is co-PI of the English Longitudinal Study of Aging, which is a multi-disciplinary panel study of those aged 50 and older.