patrick-vernon-photoPatrick Vernon OBE, Associate Fellow for the Department of History of Medicine at Warwick University. Patrick  is a leading expert on African and Caribbean genealogy in the UK and founder of Every Generation Media an online African Caribbean centered community resource bridging the gap with the older generation through history, family genealogy and heritage and 100 Great Black Britons  which publishes, makes films and develops education programmes on cultural heritage and family history. Patrick was selected by the Queen as Pioneer of the Nation for Cultural History in 2003. He has researched family history and Swahili culture in East Africa and Oman as a Clore Fellow. In 2012 he was awarded an OBE for his work tackling health inequalities for ethnic minority communities in Britain. He has advised the BBC, The National Archives, Heritage Lottery, The National Trust, Royal Geographic Society, Victoria & Albert Museum and the British Council. Finally, Patrick was awarded an OBE in June 2012 as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his contribution tackling health inequalities for ethnic minority communities.