Senior Research Associate in Public Health, University of Cambridge

Wider interests within Global Health, Mental Health and overall Wellbeing:

– Determinants of health and wellbeing (social, cultural, economic, political, historical, and environmental)

– Contextualisation of health, illness and care

– Vulnerable populations and health

– Health inequalities

– Empowerment and wellbeing (individuals, families, communities, civil society, organisations)

– Experiences and perceptions of / attitudes towards health and illness

– Community-based interventions and community care

– Strengthening and improving health systems and organisations

– Human rights and health

– Global health policy

METHODOLOGIES

Mixed-method approaches

Qualitative approaches (including community based approaches, anthropological approaches, action research and community mobilisation)

Whole systems and whole person approaches

Complex interventions and large scale multi-sectorial programmes of work

CURRENT RESEARCH

CLAHRC NIHR Cambridge Regional Prison Project (social care of prisoners with long term conditions and general frailty)

Improving the Malaysian health/mental health system and strengthening civil society through tackling stigma and discrimination of mental ill-health (together with Ainul Hanafiah, PhD student)

COM-Gap: an intervention to improve mental health care for conflict-affected forced migrants in low-resource primary care settings: a WHO MhGAP-based pilot study in Sri Lanka – (Consultancy on project)

RECENTLY CONCLUDED RESEARCH

EU ASPEN Programme: Anti Stigma Programme European Network ( www.antistigma.eu )

INDIGO-depression: International study on discrimination and stigma outcomes for depression – Quality of life, health and wellbeing of migrant domestic workers in Singapore (with Sabrina Anjara, MSc)

Perceptions of mental ill-health stigma and discrimination by mental health workers in Malaysia (with Ainul Hanafiah, MSc)

Wellbeing of non-western postgraduate students in the UK (London pilot study with Nijda Dogar, MSc)

Work-related Smartphone internet use and links to anxiety (London pilot study with Patricia Kush, MSc)

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Research Associate in Public Health, University of Cambridge