Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine - Barts and The London

Dr Sania Shakoor

Lecturer in Mental Health, Centre for Psychiatry

Email: sania.shakoor@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: + 44 020 7882 6783
Room Number: 2.03, Old Anatomy Building

Profile

Dr Sania Shakoor is a Lecturer in mental health on the MSc Psychological Therapies course. She completed her PhD in Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry at Kings College London. Dr Shakoor has experience in lecturing and supervising students on a variety of topics related to psychopathology, child development, individual differences, environmental and genetic factors. Her overarching research interests lie within the development of child and adolescent mental health problems (i.e. psychotic experiences). To date her work has utilised genetically sensitive longitudinal data from large cohorts to explore underlying mechanisms (i.e. environmental adversities, cognitive processing etc.) that shape the mental health of vulnerable individuals. Most recently, her work and collaborations are directed towards investigating different forms of victimisation amongst minority groups (i.e. intimate partner violence and Islamophobia).

Dr Shakoor is a member of the board of trustees for Kidscape and holds collaborative relationships with charities such as the Muslim Youth Helpline to help raise mental health awareness amongst minority groups. She is heavily involved in the City Circle’s Saturday School project that aims to combat the low attainment levels achieved by students from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Dr Shakoor is committed to using her academic knowledge and skills beyond the academic environment.