The Lived Experiences of Persons Affected by COVID-19/ Coronavirus within Developed Countries


This study explores the experiences of people who have been affected by COVID-19. Although all races and ethnicities are invited, this is a special call for people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and people of colour to take part in this study because the death rates are higher for them than other races/ethnicities.

•    African American 

•    Black British 

•    Latinx/Hispanic 

•    Asian 

•    Black other

•    African 

•    Caribbean 

•    Arab 

•    Natives and First Nations (of USA and Canada) 

•    Pacific Islanders 

•    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders 

•    Mixed (multi racial/ethnic groups) 

•    Eastern European (residing in the UK) 

•    Other ethnic minority groups (not listed above) 


Do you reside in a developed country? 

Have you been tested positive or suspected for Covid-19/coronavirus? 

Have you been clinically diagnosed with Covid-19? 

Do you have any family or relative that was tested positive, suspected for Covid-19/coronavirus or clinically diagnosed with this virus?

Do you have a family member that sadly died from the virus?

Have you cared for someone with Covid-19/coronavirus?


If you answer YES to any of these questions, I need to hear from you!


If you are happy to take part in the study, please contact me at:


I will send you more details about the study and will need you to sign a consent form if interested in taking part. You will be asked to meet online (via Skype, Zoom or Whatsapp video) with one researcher for an interview, which will last about an hour. 

You will be asked to meet online (via Skype, Zoom or Whatsapp video) with one researcher for an interview to share your story at your own pace. I know that this must be a difficult time for you. Our researchers are trained in advanced communication and have experience towards managing sensitive conversations. All interviews will be conducted with compassion and empathy. Your details will not be shared and information will be kept confidential. All information gathered in this study will be discussed with policy makers, Government officials and healthcare providers to improve health services and to help them make decisions towards providing the right support for individuals, families and communities affected by Covid-19.

I look forward to seeing you! 


This study has received favourable ethical approval from New Mexico State University IRB Project #20276