Job: Professor of Mental Health
Faculty: Health and Life Sciences
School/department: School of Nursing and Midwifery
Research group(s): Nursing and Midwifery Research centre
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.
T: +44 (0)116 201 3831
Raghu’s clinical background is in health psychology and nursing, with expertise in participatory research and co-production. His research is encapsulated by four overarching, but inter-related themes which address issues in mental health, disability and wellbeing: improving access to services/interventions, user involvement, practice and service development, cultural diversity and inclusion.
His current research consists of exploring the conceptualisation of dementia in minority ethnic communities; faith, belief systems and mental health recovery; mental health literacy and research participation from diverse ethnic communities.
He has published widely on disability, ethnicity and service improvement. He is currently editing a book on Mental Health, Ethnicity and Cultural Diversity: Exploring narratives for transformative services. He is director of Mary Seacole Research Centre and is also co-ordinating the International Transcultural Mental Health Network.
Click here for a full listing of Raghu Raghaven's publications and outputs.
Raghavan R and Griffin E (2017) Resilience and children and young people with intellectual disabilities, Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, 11(3) 1-8
Gobrial E and Raghavan R (2017) Calm Child Programme: Parental Programme for Anxiety in Children and Young People with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities, Journal of intellectual Disabilities, doi/10.1177/1744629517704536
Wales J, Brewin N, Raghavan R and Arcelus J (2017) Exploring Barriers to South Asian Help-Seeking for Eating Disorders, Mental Health Review Journal, 22, 40-50
Raghavan R (2016) Active Involvement and Co-production with people with intellectual disabilities from minority ethnic communities. In Social Work in a Diverse Society: Transformative Practice in Ethnic Minority Communities (Eds. C. Williams and M. Graham) Policy Press#
Prof. Raghavan provides consultancy for a range of health and social care organisations. His portfolio of activities includes specialist staff training on behaviour and mental health interventions, practice and service development, user and family involvement, and ethnicity and cultural perspectives
Rosemary Woods: A case study in developing a vocal communication system
Naina Patel: Conceptualisation of dementia in multi-ethnic communities
Ntokozo Ncube: Mental health recovery and spirituality
Lillian Ohene: Perceptions of family centred care for children in Ghana hospitalised through road traffic accidents
Chris Knifton: A socio-history and genealogy of dementia and its conceptualisation.
Gaynor Ward: Can people with learning disabilities report their own psychotic symptoms?
Ali Yildirim: The Experiences of recently qualified speech and language therapists in Inter-professional Collaborative Practice
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