Meet the people

The IMPACT programme is a collaboration between research, healthcare, policy and advocacy organisations from across the UK and South Asia. You can find a list of our partners below showing the people involved in our activities.

Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), Pakistan

Dr Faiza Aslam

Coordinator and Research Fellow

Professor Asad Nizami

Director of IoP, Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi Medical University

Miss Rusham Zahra Rana

Research Fellow

Humaira Khalid

Research Fellow

Baha Ul Haq

Research Fellow
University of Leeds, UK

Dr Ian Kellar

Associate Professor of Health Psychology

Dr Tolib Mirzoev

Associate Professor of International Health Policy and Systems and Head of Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development

Mrs Judy Wright

Senior Information Specialist
University of Sussex, UK

Dr Papreen Nahar

Senior Research Fellow (Medical Anthropology & Global Health)
University of Southampton, UK

Professor Richard Holt

Professor in Diabetes and Endocrinology
Kings College London (KCL), UK

Dr Brendon Stubbs

Clinical Lecturer
ARK Foundation (ARK), Bangladesh

Professor Rumana Huque

Executive Director, ARK Foundation, and University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Asiful Haidar Chowdhury

Research Fellow

Dr Khaleda Islam

International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (icddr,b), Bangladesh

Dr Aliya Naheed

Scientist & Head of Initiative for Noncommunicable Diseases

Mir Nabila Ashraf

Research Fellow, Initiative for Noncommunicable Diseases

Nantu Chakma

Senior Research Officer, Initiative for Noncommunicable Diseases
Tees, Esk & Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV), UK

Professor David Ekers

Clinical Director for Research and Development
University of Dundee, UK

Dr Jan R Boehnke

Senior Lecturer in Evaluation Design and Research Methods
University of York (UoY), UK

Professor Najma Siddiqi

Clinical Professor in Psychiatry

Nicky Traynor

Research Project Co-ordinator/Administrator

Rachel Churchill

Professor in Evidence Synthesis

Professor Simon Gilbody

Director of the Mental Health and Addictions Research Group (MHARG)

Professor Rowena Jacobs

Professor of Health Economics

Professor Kamran Siddiqi

Professor in Global Public Health

Professor Catherine Hewitt

Professor of Trials and Statistics and Deputy Director of York Trials Unit

Noreen Mdege

Senior Research Fellow (Associate Professor)

Cate Cowton

IMPACT Programme Manager (Chair of PMG)

Miss Rocio Nava-Ruelas

PhD student

Gerardo A Zavala

Research Fellow

Dr Papiya Mazumdar

Research Fellow

Dr Olamide Todowede

Research Associate

Dr Noortje Uphoff

Research Fellow

Dr Hannah Jennings

Lecturer in Global Mental Health

Dr David Shiers

Honorary reader in early psychosis, University of Manchester
National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), India

Dr Santosh K Chaturvedi

Senior Professor of Psychiatry

Professor Pratima Murthy

Professor of Psychiatry and Director of NIMHANS

Dr Ajit Bhalchandra Dahale

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Dr Nithyananda

Research Fellow

R Sukanya

Research Fellow

Dr. Krishna Prasad M

Additional Professor of Psychiatry
Other partners

Dr Razia Fatima

National TB Control programme, Pakistan. Chief Research The Common Unit to Manage TB AIDS and Malaria

Virtu Chongtham

Associate Professor (Psychiatric Nursing), Dept. of Psychiatry, Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh, India