Ms Urvita Bhatia

Distance Learning Tutor

Urvita is a psychologist and clinical researcher, and has been working in India at Sangath, a mental health research NGO. She is a Distance Learning Tutor in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, specifically for the Global Mental Health module. Her research and clinical interests span community-based prevention and treatment approaches for substance use-related problems, for both, individuals and families, and the development and evaluation of such interventions. She is also interested in culturally appropriate treatments to address mental health and gender-based violence, particularly intimate partner violence and common mental disorders.

She is currently pursuing her doctoral studies at Oxford Brookes University through a Global Challenges Research Award. Her PhD is focussed on the development of a sports-based adolescent substance use prevention program in India. She is a Research Fellow at the Addictions Research Group in Sangath and is part of the NIHR Global Health Research Group focused on developing a package of care for the mental health of survivors of violence in South Asia. She was previously awarded a Wellcome Trust DBT India Alliance Research Training Fellowship, to work on the adaptation of an evidence-based intervention for family members affected by a relative’s alcohol use.

urvita [dot] bhatia [at] lshtm [dot] ac [dot] uk (@Email)