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.