Dr Jordan Mullard (she/her)

Dr Jordan Mullard (she/her)


I am an interdisciplinary social scientist specialising in the qualitative study of intersectionality, identity, race, and the social determinants of health and health inequality. My PhD awarded by the London School of Economics in social anthropology explored social mobility and identity-making among Dalits in rural India during a period of economic and environmental crisis. I have been heavily involved in the decolonising of anthropology and the curriculum in Higher Education, have written on the subject for the JRAI, and have offered consultancy on decolonising and anti-racism to a range of stakeholders.

In addition to my academic interests, I have had an applied consultancy career in anti-racism, race equality, and Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) learning, development and policy where I co-designed and led large scale race equality, cross-cultural knowledge, and EDI consultancy projects across private, public and not-for-profit sectors both nationally and internationally. I have also worked as a consultant for Black-Led community development initiatives and health and social care research at the local and national level.



  • Qualitative Researcher LOCOMOTION

Research interests

My current research at Leeds explores the intersections of inequality and marginality on health outcomes and I am delighted to be part of the health inequalities workstream of the NIHR LOCOMOTION project – Long Covid Multidisciplinary Consortium: Optimising Treatments and services across the NHS based in the School of Medicine, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences within the Faculty of Medicine and Health. My other research looks at race, identity, racism and the impact of identity labour on health. The remainder of my time is spent at Durham University as a Lecturer in medical sociology. 




  • PhD
  • MSc Social Anthropology

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
  • Research at the Nuffield Centre of International Health and Development
  • International health research