Dr Sandi Dheensa

BSc, MSc, PhD

  • BS8 2PS

  • School of Social and Community Medicine 39 Whatley Road Bristol BS8 2PS

    United Kingdom

20092020

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Personal profile

Research interests

I am an applied social scientist in the Domestic Violence/Abuse and Health Research Group (DVAHG). My primary project is ADVANCE, an NIHR-funded RCT that is testing a group therapy to reduce intimate partner violence and abuse among men receiving substance use treatment.  I am concurrently leading a workstream on the Pathfinder project, identifying best practice around how information about domestic abuse is, and should be, recorded and shared in the health service. I am also DVAHG coordinator, organising team meetings and guest speakers.

Previously, I led a programme of research about the ethical, social, and political aspects of innovations in healthcare in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton. 

Since 2012, I have also worked as a consultant for local third-sector organisations on violence against women and women’s health.

I teach on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate units, supervise medical students, and co-supervise PhD student Satya Shrestha. 

If you are interested in collaboration or supervision, or would like to present at a future DVAHG meeting, please contact me on sandi.dheensa@bristol.ac.uk

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Research Output

  • 31 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 4 Review article (Academic Journal)
  • 1 Commissioned report
  • 1 Chapter in a book

A study protocol to assess the feasibility of conducting an evaluation trial of the ADVANCE integrated intervention to address both substance use and intimate partner abuse perpetration to men in substance use treatment

Gilchrist, G., Landau, S., Radcliffe, P., McMurran, M., Feder, G., Easton, C., Parrott, S., Kirkpatrick, S., Henderson, J., Potts, L., Stephens-Lewis, D., Johnson, A., Love, B., Halliwell, G., Dheensa, S., Berbary, C., Li, J., Strang, J. & Gilchrist, E., 11 May 2020, In : Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 6, 62 (2020)

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    Exploring broad consent in the context of the 100,000 Genomes Project: a mixed methods study

    Ballard, L. M., Horton, R. H., Dheensa, S., Fenwick, A. & Lucassen, A. M., 9 Jan 2020, In : European Journal of Human Genetics.

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    "From taboo to routine": a qualitative evaluation of a hospital-based advocacy intervention for domestic violence and abuse

    Dheensa, S., Halliwell, G., Daw, J., Jones, S. K. & Feder, G., 21 Feb 2020, In : BMC Health Services Research. 20, 1, p. 129

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Activities

    • 4 Invited talk

    Postgraduate Bioethics Conference

    Sandi Dheensa (Participant)

    1 Sep 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    World Congress on Genetic Counselling

    Sandi Dheensa (Participant)

    Oct 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    ELSI 2.0 Making Connections

    Sandi Dheensa (Participant)

    Apr 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk