Prof. Nisha Dogra

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My research interests have been varied but the key commonality has been that much of it has focused on medical education or training. My clinical research has focused on service perceptions and developments. An important part of my work is my clinical role as a child and adolescent psychiatrist which strongly influences both my educational and research interests.



Lead for integrating diversity through the medical undergraduate curriculum
Advisor to the Pastoral Support Unit


Course Director: MSc/PGDip/PGCert Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

PhD Supervisor


Social media and adolescent mental health: A preliminary qualitative exploration of the potential use of social media for promoting mental health and wellbeing among 12-18 year olds. Wellcome Trust £25,000 (2015-2017)

The Patient Voice in Cultural Diversity Training for Patient Centered Outcomes Researchers funded by Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) $178 571 2016-2017 (Consortium led by University of Maryland)

Erasmus Mobility Award to Teach Diversity to Spanish Nursing Undergraduate Students, University of Navarra, Spain (2017-2018)

The teaching and assessment of triadic communication (with the University of Cambridge) OSCE to assess skills managing diverse patients

Integrating diversity into professionalism and communication skills teaching


Chair of Diversity in Medicine and Health ( (Informally led organization from 2011-2014, formally chair 2014-2017 finish term in October 2017

Associate Dean for Diversity, Equality and Inclusion, Royal College of Psychiatrists (2016-date)

Treasurer of Association of University Teachers in Psychiatry (2009-date)


Journal Articles


Svirydzenka N, Ronzoni P, Dogra N Meaning and barriers to quality care service provision in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: Qualitative study of stakeholder perspectives BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH 17:10 pages

Sorensen J, Norredam M, Dogra N, Essink-Bot M-L, Suurmond J, Krasnik A Enhancing cultural competence in medical education. International journal of medical education 8:28-30 26 Jan 2017

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, Bansal A A patient-centred approach to diversity BRITISH JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL MEDICINE 77(12):672-673 (2 pages) 01 Dec 2016

Svirydzenka N, Aitken J, Dogra N Research and partnerships with schools SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY 51(8):1203-1209 (7 pages) 01 Aug 2016

Hudelson P, Dogra N, Hendricks, Verdonk P, Essink-Bit ML & Suurmond J (2016)The challenges of integrating cultural competence into undergraduate medical curricula across Europe: experience from the C2ME “Culturally competent in medical education” project MedEdPublish available at

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, Turner M, Kelly M, Rowlands A, Leftwick P, Ertubey C and Singh D (2015) Diversity In Medicine And Health (DIMAH): Supporting Teachers And Faculty. Medical Education Supplement

George RE, Thornicroft G & Dogra N (2015) Exploration of cultural competency training in UK healthcare settings: A critical interpretive review of the literature, Diversity and Equality in Health and Care.

Dogra N, Bhatti F, Ertubey C, Kelly M, Rowlands A, Singh D and Turner M (2015) Teaching diversity to medical undergraduates: Curriculum development, delivery and assessment. AMEE GUIDE No. 103

George RE, Dogra N, Fulford W (2015) Values and ethics in mental-health education and training: a different perspective. The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Vol. 10: 3,pp.189 - 204

Dogra N, Li S & Ertubey C (2015) Culture and health. Lancet 385(9968):601-602

Suurmond J, Hudelsohn P & Dogra N (2015) Culture and health. Lancet 385 (9968) 601-602

Bone C, Dugard P, Vostanis P & Dogra N (2015) Students’ understandings of mental health and their preferred learning platforms. Journal of Public Mental Health. 14:4; 185-195.

Norman RI & Dogra N (2014) A survey of the practice and experience of clinical educators in UK secondary care. BMC Med Educ 14(1):229 2014

Turner M, Leftwick P, Kelly M & Dogra N ( 2014) Tomorrow’s Doctors and diversity issues in medical education. Medical Teacher. Med Teach 36(9):743-745

Stone M, Patel N, Amin S, Daly H, Carey M, Khunti K, Davies M & Dogra N (2013) Developing and initially evaluating two training modules for healthcare providers, designed to enhance cultural diversity awareness and cultural competence in diabetes. Diversity and Equality in Health and Care 10(3): 177-184 Aug 2013

Singletary JH, Bartle CL, Svirydzenka N, Suter-Giorgini NM, Cashmore AM and Dogra N (in press) Adolescents’ perception of mental and physical health in the context of general wellbeing. Health Education Journal, May 2015; vol. 74, 3: pp. 257-269., first published on June 4, 2014

Bella-Awusah T, Adedokun B, Dogra N, Omigbodun O (2014) The impact of a mental health teaching programme on rural and urban secondary school students' perceptions of mental illness in southwest Nigeria. J Child Adolesc Ment Health 26(3):207-215

Svirydzenka N, Bone C, Dogra N (2014). Schoolchildren's perspectives on the meaning of mental health. Journal of Public Mental Health 13(1):4-12

Dogra N. Childhood mental illness (2014) Diversity and Equality in Health and Care 11(1):81-83

Kirkcaldy B, Furnham AF, Dogra N, Siefen RG (2014) Attitudes towards treatment of migrant children and adolescents and their families among child and adolescent psychiatrists: Current clinical practice and developmental perspectives. Diversity and Equality in Health and Care 11(1):49-59

Curcio A, Ward T & Dogra N (2013) Using existing frameworks to develop ways to teach and measure law students’ cultural competence. The legal profession – education, practice and ethics in Frenkel, D.A. (ed.). (2013). The Legal Profession: Education and Ethics in Practice. Athens: The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), p 21-33.

Dogra N, Svirydzenka N, Vostanis P, Dugard P, Singh SP (2013) Authors' reply. British Journal of Psychiatry 203(6):468-468 Dec 2013 DOI

Vostanis P Svirydzenka N, Dugard P, Singh SP, Dogra N (2013) Mental Health Service Use by Adolescents of Indian and White Origin. Archives of Disease in Childhood :10 764-767 Published Online First: 29 July 2013

Dogra N, Svirydzenka N, Dugard P, Singh SP & Vostanis P (2013) The characteristics and rates of mental health problems among Indian and White adolescents in two English cities. British Journal of Psychiatry. 203:44-50

Svirydzenka N, Dogra N & Vostanis P (2012) Ethnic diversity in CAMHS. Brain. Mind and development. ICACAP 21-25 July 2012, Paris. S1-S330

O’Reilly M, Karim K, Taylor H, & Dogra N. (2012) Parent and child views on anonymity: ‘I’ve got nothing to hide’. International Journal of Social Research Methodology. 15(3):211-223

Dogra N, Singh S, Svirydzenka N & Vostanis P (2012) Prevalence of mental health problems in children and young people from ethnic minority groups: the need for targeted research, British Journal of Psychiatry. 200:265-267

Ronzoni, P., & Dogra, N. (2012). Children, adolescents and their carers' expectations of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).Int J Soc Psychiatry, 58(3), 328-336

Recent books

  1. Dogra N, Parkin A, Gale F & Frake C (under revision) A multidisciplinary handbook of child and adolescent mental health for front-line professionals. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London 3rd edition commissioned
  2. Wright B, Dave S & Dogra N (2017) 100 cases in psychiatry. Hodder Stoughton: London, 2nd edition
  3. O’Reilly & Dogra N (2016) Interviewing children: a practical guide, Sage: London
  4. Dogra N, Cooper S & Lunn B (2016) Ten teachers: Psychiatry. Hodder Stoughton: London (co wrote six chapters) 2nd edition
  5. O’Reilly M, Ronzoni P & Dogra N (2013) Research with children. Sage: London

Chapters since 2012

  1. Dogra N, Vostanis P & Karnik N (in press) Child and adolescent psychiatric disorders In Bhugra D & Bhui K (eds), 2nd edition: Text book of cultural psychiatry Editors Bhugra D and Bhui K. Cambridge University Press, pp 301-313
  2. Karnik N, Dogra N &Vostanis P (in press) The management of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders In Bhugra D & Bhui K (eds) 2nd edition: Text book of cultural psychiatry Cambridge University Press
  3. Turner M & Dogra N (2016). Diversity issues in clinical communication in Brown J, Noble L, Papageorgiou A & Kidd J (editors) Clinical communication in medicine. Wiley: Blackwell.
  4. Dave S, Jenkins R & Dogra N (2015). Mental Health, mental illness and disability in McKimm et al (editors) Working in global health: an introduction for students and health practitioners. Learning Matters.
  5. Ares K, Kuhns L, Dogra N & Karnik N (2015). Child mental health and risk behaviour over time in Kirkcaldy B (editor)
  6. Dogra N (2015) Principles of child and adolescent psychiatry, International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition, Elsevier Limited: Oxford
  7. Dogra N & Bhugra D (2013) Impact of culture on child mental health: diagnosis and treatment in Antoniou AS & Kirkcaldy B (editors) Education, Family and Child and Adolescent Health, Athens: Diadrissi Publications.
  8. Dogra N (2013) Cancer – an illness, nothing more and nothing less in Kirkcaldy B (editor) Chimes of Time. Sidestone Press: Leiden.

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