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Uzma Zahid

Dr Uzma Zahid

Research Fellow

  • NIHR Maudsley BRC PPIE Coordinator

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Biography

I initially joined King's College London for my MSc in Early Intervention in Psychosis, followed by roles as a Research Assistant in the Department of Psychosis Studies, contributing to projects such as EUGEI, PIN (Parameters in Neuroimaging Study), SIP (Stress Inflammation and Psychosis), and CHADS (Child Health and Development Study). This practical experience laid the groundwork for my Ph.D., supported by the Lord Leverhulme Charitable Trust, where I explored the relationship between antipsychotics, glutamate, and the brain in a MRI study called NECTAR. After completing my Ph.D., I served as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oxford, co-leading on successful grant applications, including an NIHR-funded project on psychosis-centered integrated care. Now, as a Research Fellow in the Department of Psychology at King's College London, I contribute actively to CONNECT a relapse prediction project.

Research Interests

Psychopharmacology and Neurobiology

Early Intervention and Inequalities in Psychosis

Clinical Research and Project Coordination

Teaching

I am the co-module lead for MSc Mental Health Studies – Clinical Placements Module and Research Dissertations module.

Expertise and Public Engagement

I am a trustee for an UK charity the Anne Frank Trust. I support the education strategy and communications of the Anne Frank Trust, which is an education charity, that empowers young people with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to challenge all forms of prejudice and discrimination.

I am also keen to work with environmental groups and have supported the work of local fringe groups and larger national projects. 

    Research

    Adolescent Mental Health Advisory Group
    Adolescent Mental Health Advisory Group

    12-17 year olds who have lived experience of mental health problems

    IoPPN
    Young Person's Mental Health Advisory Group

    16-25 year olds with lived experience of using mental health services

      Research

      Adolescent Mental Health Advisory Group
      Adolescent Mental Health Advisory Group

      12-17 year olds who have lived experience of mental health problems

      IoPPN
      Young Person's Mental Health Advisory Group

      16-25 year olds with lived experience of using mental health services