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Sanchika  Campbell

Sanchika Campbell

PhD student

Religious coping and mental health among Christian ethnic minority groups in South-East London.

Contact details


  • Joined KCL in October 2013 as a Research Worker for the South East London Community Health (SELCoH) study. Simultaneously completed an MSc in Mental Health Services and Population Research between Sept 2014-2015. From March 2016 until January 2020, I was a Research Worker for the Integrating Mental and Physical health: Research, Training & Services (IMPARTS) project, and lead on coordinating the patient and public engagement side of the project and working on research.  
  • Qualifications: BSc (Honours) Psychology (2:1) from UCL (2005-2008), MSc Mental Health Services and Population research (distinction) from KCL (2014-2015).  
  • Member of the Health Inequalities Research Network (HERON) steering group at KCL. 
  • Received funding for a PhD studentship to begin in February 2020 on Religion, Religious coping and mental health.  

Research Interests

  • Health and social inequalities; specifically religion and mental health (PhD studentship) 
  • Patient and public engagement, particularly Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) 
  • Integrating Mental and Physical healthcare 


Expertise and Public Engagement 

  • I am currently contributing to a training package/set of workshops for Community Researchers, as part of the work by the ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health and HERON network.
  • Lead for setting-up and coordinating the Integrated Care Consultation Partners Group (ICCPG), involving patients and carers with long-term conditions to guide IMPARTS developments. Organizing ICCPG meetings, evaluating engagement, and empowering members e.g. members chairing meetings/agenda items, co-presenting at conference, participating in IMPARTS Massive Open Online Course etc.  
  • Also involved in co-hosting IMPARTS and King’s Health Partners Mind and Body stalls, planning engagement events. 
  • Member of the Health Inequalities Research Network (HERON) steering group at KCL; involved in widening participation and coproduction initiative called Research methods In School Education (RISE), as well as supporting with HERON’s public engagement activities. 
  • Research methods In School Education (RISE): A versatile educational course focused on research methods and community health. Member of the RISE working-group to develop/deliver RISE in local schools (part of 2 Widening Participation grants). First author on a paper reflecting on the RISE pilot (
  • Mentoring local students to progress into higher education within science and maths (part of Widening Participation) from the IoPPN Biomedical Research Centre Youth Awards Mentoring Programme (KCL) 


  • Campbell, S., Gazard, B., Woodhead, C., Harber-Aschan, L., Beards, S., Harber-Aschan, J., Gazzard, M., Yaman, E., Murugesu, A. and Hatch, S.L., 2019. Involving young people through co-production and widening participation approaches: Reflections from school-based engagement. Research for All, 3(1), pp.42-58. (
  • Hayee, B., Watson, K.-L., Campbell, S., Simpson, A., Farrell, E., Hutchings, P., … Elston, C. (2019). A high prevalence of chronic gastrointestinal symptoms in adults with cystic fibrosis is detected using tools already validated in other GI disorders. United European Gastroenterology Journal. 
  • Campbell, S., Gazard, B., Woodhead, C., Aschan, A., Beards, S., Harber, J., Raggett, T., Gazzard, M., Yaman, E., Murugesu A., Hatch, S. (in press). Engaging young people in community health research: The Research methods In School Education (RISE) Project. Accepted for publication in February 2019,Research for Alljournal, UCL IOE Press.
  • Yeung, E., Campbell, C., Fan, K. (2017). Hand Held Psychiatry for Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD). British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 55(10):e188-e189.