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Nilufar Ahmed

Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences, BA (Hons), MSc, PhD, CPsychol, HE Cert (Couns.), PG Dip (Couns.), FHEA, FRGS, MBACP, University of Bristol

Background: I have a degree in Psychology, an MSc in Applied Psychology and PhD in Human Geography. I am a Chartered Psychologist and also work as an Intersectional Psychotherapist in private practice. I have worked in community organisations and held various research and teaching positions in universities across England and Wales. I hold positions at a number of charities across the UK, and work with organisations across sectors to share insights and expertise.

My research interests are areas of expertise: human behaviour, health, mental health, inequalities, equality and inclusion, ageing, ethnicity, religion (esp Muslims in the UK), gender and place, racism and representation in Higher Education

My particular interest is in the dynamic interaction of people and place, self and society - how people transform the spaces the inhabit, and in turn and changed by those spaces.

My current research focuses on developing trauma informed care, equitable access to health services, and decolonisation of the curriculum.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences, Bristol University

Professional Memberships

  • British Psychological Society
  • British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
  • Royal Geographical Society