Shalini is an implementation scientist and physiotherapist who is working as a Lecturer in Health Systems at the Methodologies Research Division of the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care, King’s College London.
She is interested in using implementation research methods to explore the confluence of evidence-based interventions and how they are delivered throughout health and care systems, to support evidence-based policies that can effectively improve global health.
Currently, she also works as a research manager for the NIHR ARC National Priorities Programme on Mental Health including children and young people’s mental health (https://www.arc-sl.nihr.ac.uk/research-and-implementation/our-research-areas/mental-health-implementation-network).
Prior to this, Shalini was working with NIHR Health Protection Research Unit at Imperial College London for ASPIRES project. Here, she supported the development and evaluation of context-specific behavioural, structural and technological interventions aiming at optimising antibiotic usage across the surgical pathway in England, India, Rwanda and South Africa.
Shalini also worked for the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in Emerging Mental Health Systems in Low and Middle-Income countries (EMERALD) and Programme for Improving Mental Health Care (PRIME) projects. Here, she worked towards integrating mental health at primary levels by strengthening mental health information systems.
She holds a PhD in Health Services Research from King’s College London and a master’s degree in Health Management, Planning and Policy from the University of Leeds.
- Implementation science in global health context
- Integrated Mental and Physical Health Care
- Adoption of virtual health care
- Mixed Methods Research
- Health Management Information Systems
Dr Ahuja has previously taught in an MSc module on scaling up mental health interventions and contributed to teachings on implementation science in global health, health system strengthening and service user involvement in research. She currently supervises research assistants working towards prioritising mental health interventions for the ARC priority network.
Module Lead: 'Health Systems' at Digital Health and Technology Solutions & Health Systems Management
- Implementation science
- Integrated mental and physical
- Health services
- Hybrid trials design
Expertise and Public Engagement
Dr Ahuja presented her PhD findings in October 2017 at the House of Parliament, Westminster, was invited to commission research led by WHO Kobe Centre and Save The Children and has written newspaper article and blogs for the One World South Asia and the Indian Express on the stigmatisation of mental health in the Indian sub-continent.
There are currently no publications to list.
Carruthers, S., Mleczko, N., Page, S., Ahuja, S., Ellis, C., Howlin, P., Leadbitter, K., Taylor, L., Slonims, V. & Charman, T., 31 Oct 2022, In: Autism. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1177/13623613221125630
Ahuja, S., Singh, S., Charani, E., Surendran, S., Nampoothiri, V., George, A., Leather, A., Tarrant, C., Birgand, G., Holmes, A. & Sevdalis, N., 17 Oct 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: Pilot and Feasibility Studies. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Hilty, D., Naslund, J. A., Ahuja, S., Torous, J., Kishimoto, T. & Crawford, A., 1 Jan 2021, Mental Health in a Digital World. Elsevier, p. 11-39 29 p. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-822201-0.00005-8
White, M., Ahuja, S. & Sevdalis, N., 16 Sep 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: BMJ Global Health . Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Ahuja, S., Peiffer-Smadja, N., Peven, K., White, M., Leather, A. J. M., Singh, S., Mendelson, M., Holmes, A., Birgand, G. & Sevdalis, N., 1 Feb 2022, In: Annals of Surgery. 275, 2, p. E345-E352 Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000004909
Ahuja, S., 2021, 11 p. Research output: Book/Report › Book › peer-review
Bayly, J., Bone, A. E., Ellis-Smith, C., Tunnard, I., Yaqub, S., Yi, D., Nkhoma, K. B., Cook, A., Combes, S., Bajwah, S., Harding, R., Nicholson, C., Normand, C., Ahuja, S., Turrillas, P., Kizawa, Y., Morita, T., Nishiyama, N., Tsuneto, S., Ong, P., & 3 othersHigginson, I. J., Evans, C. J. & Maddocks, M., Nov 2021, In: BMJ Open. 11, 12, e048417. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-048417
Ahuja, S., Hanlon, C., Chisholm, D., Semrau, M., Gurung, D., Abdulmalik, J., Mugisha, J., Mntambo, N., Kigozi, F., Petersen, I., Shidhaye, R., Upadhaya, N., Lund, C., Evans-Lacko, S., Thornicroft, G., Gureje, O. & Jordans, M., 1 Sep 2019, In: BJPsych Open. 5, 5, e71. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1192/bjo.2019.29
Veepanattu, P., Singh, S., Mendelson, M., Nampoothiri, V., Edathadatil, F., Surendran, S., Bonaconsa, C., Mbamalu, O., Ahuja, S., Birgand, G., Tarrant, C., Sevdalis, N., Ahmad, R., Castro-Sanchez, E., Holmes, A. & Charani, E., Nov 2020, In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES. 100, p. 278-282 5 p. Research output: Contribution to journal › Short survey › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2020.08.057
Ahuja, S., 10 Feb 2020, In: International Journal of Mental Health Systems. 14, 1, 7. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13033-020-0341-4