Dr Nilu Ahmed

PG Dip (Couns), CPsychol, FHEA, PhD, MSc, BA (Hons), HE Cert

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Dr Nilu Ahmed is an advanced qualititative research practitioner with a multidisciplinary academic training in Psychology, Sociology, Gerontology, and Human Geography. Her work is rooted in an antiracist and intersectional framework and she brings these lenses to all her work. She has extensive experience of successful Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) and community engagement expertise. She is active in community work and her research uses coproduction with community members and students as coresearchers.

At the Dental School she has undertaken a range of research projects on Inclusion and Engagement including, Decolonising the Dental Curriculum, Barriers and Facilitators to Inclusion for Dental Students, Improving Access to Dental Services for Adult Survivors of Child Sex Abuse, Coproducing Culturally Competent Clinical Communication Scenarios for Training Health Professionals, Proposing a Pilot Protocol for Undertaking Community Engagement Pedagogy: Understanding the Oral Health needs of Underserved Communities

She is the recipient of an Inspiring and Innovative Bristol Teaching Award (2023) and received a National Ethnic Minority Welsh Woman of Achivement Award for Leadership and Management her work on Antiracism and Mental Health (2021). Her interests include ethnicity, ageing, decolonising, gender, inequalities, mental health, access to care, and the experiences of marginalised groups in Higher Education. Please get in touch to discuss her work or research opportunities.

Outside of University she is a practicing Intersectional Psychotherapist and delivers Antiracism and Inclusion Consultancy, Advice and Training to across sectors including Education, Business and Government.


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