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Biography

Currently I am working for NIHR ARC National Priorities Programme on mental health. I’m part of the team working towards co-producing evidence-based mental health interventions and catalysing and evaluating implementation of these high impact, evidence-based mental health interventions, at key stages of the life course, supra-regionally within the National Health Services.

I hold a PhD in Nutritional Psychology from University of Reading, a master’s degree in Psychology from University of Westminster, a master’s degree in Immunology from King’s College London and a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from London Metropolitan University.

Research Interests

  • Implementation science in global mental health context
  • Integrated Mental and Physical Health Care
  • Nutrition and Mental Health 

Expertise and Public Engagement

  • Written nutrition and mental health blogs for the AnDY clinic at the University of Reading.
  • Given talks on mental health and nutrition in community centres targeting parents.
  • Have also been on Canadian radio for my research on effects of wild blueberry flavonoids on mood.

Key publications

  • Fisk,J., Khalid, S., Reynolds, S., & Williams, C. (2020). Effect of 4 weeks daily wild blueberry supplementation on symptoms of depression in adolescents. British Journal of Nutrition, 1-8.
  • Khalid, S., Barfoot, K., May, G., Lamport, D., Reynolds, S., & Williams, C. (2017). Effects of Acute Blueberry Flavonoids on Mood in Children and Young Adults. Nutrients, 9(2), 158.
  • Khalid, S., Williams, C. M., & Reynolds, S. A. (2016). Is there an association between diet and depression in children and adolescents? A systematic review. British Journal of Nutrition, 116(12), 2097–2108. Cambridge University Press.