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Sanchika Campbell

PhD student

  • Religion, religious coping and mental health among Black ethnic groups in South-East London

Biography

Sanchika is a PhD student at the Centre for Society & Mental Health, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Her PhD is focused on religion, religious coping and mental health among Black ethnic groups in South-East London. She plans to use an interdisciplinary approach and mixed-methods to address the project’s aims. Details on the project can be found here: https://heronnetwork.com/sanchika-campbell-phd-project.

Sanchika previously worked as a Research Assistant with the Integrating Mental and Physical health: Research, Training & Services (IMPARTS) programme, and led on initiating and coordinating the patient and public engagement side of the programme. Prior to this, she worked as a Research Assistant for the third phase of the South East London Community Health (SELCoH) study, whilst simultaneously completing her Masters. She has been a member of the Health Inequalities Research Network (HERON) since 2013, and is passionate about empowering marginalised communities. Before her research roles, she acquired over 4 years of work experience in psychiatric (acute and forensic) units, after completing her BSc in Psychology at UCL. This clinical and research experience, alongside her personal and contextual experience of living and working in South East London has since inspired her focus on addressing health and social inequalities.

Education and Training

  • 2020 PhD student (ESRC Centre for Society & Mental Health), King’s College London.
  • 2015 MSc Mental Health Services and Population Research (distinction), King’s College London.
  • 2008 BSc (Honours) Psychology (2:1), University College London.

 

Research Interests

  • Ethnic minority mental and social health inequalities, with a focus on religion and mental health (PhD studentship).
  • Participatory Action Research approaches within marginalised communities.
  • Integrated healthcare approaches.

 

Expertise and Public Engagement 

Publications

  • Stuart, R., Campbell, S., Osumili, B., Robinson, E.J., Frost-Gaskin, M., Pacitti, R., McCrone, P. and Henderson, C., 2020. Do welfare benefit reassessments of people with mental health conditions lead to worse mental health? A prospective cohort study.International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 66(2), pp.136-149.
  • 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. (https://doi.org/10.18546/RFA.03.1.05)
  • Hayee, B.H., Watson, K.L., Campbell, S., Simpson, A., Farrell, E., Hutchings, P., Macedo, P., Perrin, F., Whelan, K. and 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, 7(7), pp.881-888.
  • 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.

Research

Health Inequalities Research Network (HERON)

The Health inequalities Research Network (HERON) is a research and public engagement network launched in 2011

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Health Inequalities Research Group

Health Inequalities Research Group is focused on discrimination and other forms of social adversity; community mental health; inequalities in mental health and health services.

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Mental Health & Society research group

Seeking to better understand the socio-political dimensions of mental health and illness in the Global North and South.

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News

PRiSM project explores religion, spirituality and mental health in Southeast London faith communities

The Perspectives on Religion and Spirituality in coping with Mental health (PRiSM) project, aims to understand the role of religion and spirituality in...

Faith and mental health - a light at the end of the tunnel? illustraton by Federica Ciotti

Events

04NovVisual minutes by Federica Ciotti

Faith & Mental health in South-East London: why ‘one size’ does not fit all

How can we start to bridge divisions between spirituality and medicine to improve mental health support in our local area?

Please note: this event has passed.

Features

Perspectives on Religion and Spirituality in coping with Mental health (PRiSM) project

Using a participatory research approach and mixed methods, this project seeks to understand the role of spirituality and religion in coping with adversity,...

Faith&MH_23Jun22

Research

Health Inequalities Research Network (HERON)

The Health inequalities Research Network (HERON) is a research and public engagement network launched in 2011

Status not set
mental-health-and-brain-research-must-be-a-higher-priority-in-global-response-to-tackle-covid-19-pandemic-cropped-780x440
Health Inequalities Research Group

Health Inequalities Research Group is focused on discrimination and other forms of social adversity; community mental health; inequalities in mental health and health services.

Status not set
mental health app_promo
Mental Health & Society research group

Seeking to better understand the socio-political dimensions of mental health and illness in the Global North and South.

Status not set

News

PRiSM project explores religion, spirituality and mental health in Southeast London faith communities

The Perspectives on Religion and Spirituality in coping with Mental health (PRiSM) project, aims to understand the role of religion and spirituality in...

Faith and mental health - a light at the end of the tunnel? illustraton by Federica Ciotti

Events

04NovVisual minutes by Federica Ciotti

Faith & Mental health in South-East London: why ‘one size’ does not fit all

How can we start to bridge divisions between spirituality and medicine to improve mental health support in our local area?

Please note: this event has passed.

Features

Perspectives on Religion and Spirituality in coping with Mental health (PRiSM) project

Using a participatory research approach and mixed methods, this project seeks to understand the role of spirituality and religion in coping with adversity,...

Faith&MH_23Jun22