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Personal profile

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology University of Manchester 2015
  • MPhil Primary Care Mental Health University of Manchester 2017

Research interests

  • Dementia and cognitive impairment
  • Cultural sensitivity in cognitive testing
  • Cultural sensitivity in dementia research 
  • British ethnic minority access to dementia services
  • British ethnic minority access to neuropsychological services
  • Dementia awareness and research in Pakistan

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • British Psychological Society (BPS) Graduate Member
  • BPS Division of Clinical Psychology & Minorities Group Committee Member
  • BPS Division of Neuropsychology
  • The International Neuropsychological Society (In-Training Member)
  • British Neuropsychological Society 
  • British Society of Gerontology Student Member
  • Association of British Science Writers Student Member
  • MICRA PhD Network

Teaching

I used to be a graduate teaching assistant for the BSc (Hons) Psychology course. 

I have taught seminars for Clinical Psychology, Cognition, and Lifespan and Ageing,led reading groups for Communication in Healthcare, and I have assisted in labs for Mental Health and Distress, Cognition, Introduction to Developmental Psychology, and Sensation and Perception. I have also assisted in lectures for the 'Qualitative Research Methods' module.

I have also been a repeat guest speaker in 2020, 2021 and 2023 at the University of Lancaster for their DClinPsy programme, delivering a lecture and exercise on "Diversity and Difference in Neuropsychology: Culturally adapting cognitive tests"

Biography

I graduated from the University of Manchester in 2015 with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and followed this with an MPhil in Primary Care Mental Health, also from Manchester. In January, 2017 I was awarded a doctoral training partnership by the Medical Research Council for a PhD in Mental Health, which commenced September, 2017 with the Centre for Primary Care and Health Services Research at the University of Manchester. 

My research across my MPhil and within my PhD work focuses on the diagnosis of dementia within ethnic minority groups, particularly British South Asians, and improving their access to memory clinics. This comprises DOME Project: Dementia in Ethnic Minorities.  

Alongside my studies I am a Research Associate with the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration for Greater Manchester, under their Mental Health theme, based at the university's Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work.

I am also an Honorary Lead Research Assistant at the Salford Royal Department of Clinical Neuropsychology on the IMAN Project: Improving Minorities Access to Neuropsychological services. I have also started the SOODI Project: South Asians and Dementia, focusing on raising awareness of dementia and dementia research in Pakistan.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Research Assistant, The University of Salford

21 Feb 202219 Sept 2022

Honorary Research Assistant, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

1 Nov 2020 → …

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