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Urvita Bhatia

Co- Principal Investigator 

Addictions and related-Research Group

Urvita is a psychologist and clinical researcher in the Addictions and related-Research Group in Sangath. She is a distance learning tutor in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, specifically for the Global Mental Health module. Her research and clinical interests span community-based prevention and treatment approaches for substance use-related problems, for both individuals and families and the development and evaluation of such interventions. She is also interested in culturally appropriate treatments to address mental health and gender-based violence, particularly intimate partner violence and common mental disorders.

She is currently pursuing her doctoral studies at Oxford Brookes University through a Global Challenges Research Award. Her PhD is focused on the development of a sports-based adolescent substance use prevention program in India. She is a Research Fellow at the Addictions Research Group in Sangath and is part of the NIHR Global Health Research Group focused on developing a package of care for the mental health of survivors of violence in South Asia. She was previously awarded a Wellcome Trust DBT India Alliance Research Training Fellowship to work on the adaptation of an evidence-based intervention for family members affected by a relative’s alcohol use.

Urvita Bhatia
Project details

Promoting effective mental healthcare through peer supervision.

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