Gulamabbas Lakha


Individual Partner: Gulamabbas Lakha, University of Oxford

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Brief Description of Work:

Gulamabbas is undertaking research and teaches Psychology of Religion and Neuroscience of Religious Experience at the University of Oxford. His doctorate focusses on how Islamic concepts and practices can be harnessed to improve accessibility and adherence to treatments for depression in the UK Muslim community, with specific regard to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and mindfulness-based approaches. His previous research includes neuro imaging of an Islamic mindfulness (dhikr) practice; Islamic psychological teachings for anxiety and depression; and Arabic commentaries of some of the earliest Muslim prayer manuals that are rich in values-based psychology.

Key Words: Resident in: UK,
Working in: UK, Other

Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Communications/website, Communications/other ,Education,Management, Meeting/ASS (Advanced Studies Seminar),Meeting/other, Policy/Commissioning,Policy/other,Publications/CUP series, Publications/other, Research/philosophy,Research/other, Services/person-centered, Services/teamwork, Services, other;

Related Area(s) of Interest:Communication skills,Decision theory, Evidence-based practice,Ethics,Health economics,Medical humanities/[please specify, eg art, literature, etc],Regulation,Law, Other;

Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Global health,Mental health/General,Other: chaplaincy and ministry

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