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Sahdia Parveen

Senior Research Fellow

Faculty/Dept/School The Centre for Applied Dementia Studies
(Faculty of Health Studies)
Emails.parveen27@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 236089

Biography

Dr Sahdia Parveen completed her BSc (hons) in Psychology with neuropsychology in 2006 at the University of Wales, Bangor; followed by a MSc in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in Health Psychology. Sahdia’s MSc thesis and PhD focused on the influence of ethnicity, culture and willingness to care on family carer outcomes (gains, distress and quality of life). Following her PhD research, Sahdia joined the Ascertaining Barriers to Compliance project in 2011. This was a multi-national research project exploring the determinants to medicine adherence using health economics and health psychology models of behaviour. In 2012, Sahdia joined the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research group at the Bradford Institute for Health Research as a research fellow. Sahdia was involved with a range of projects examining patient safety factors in health care. She also developed an interest in patient and public involvement in research. Sahdia was delighted to join the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies in August 2013. Sahdia was awarded a prestigious early career fellowship from the Alzheimer's Society in 2015 worth £225k. She also won the Alzheimer's Society Dementia Research Leaders award for patient and public involvement and engagement. Sahdia continues to be actively involved within the community and currently delivers Dementia Detectives workshops for schools. Sahdia has been a co investigator on several projects and most recently was the chief investigator on the Caregiving HOPE study. Sahdia's research interests include: diversity and dementia (particularly the experience of minority ethnic communities), family carers, implementation science, behaviour change, development and psychometric testing of questionnaires and patient safety. Sahdia's work has received attention from the media and was recently featured on BBC Look North and the Vitoria Derbyshire show. 

Teaching

Teaching highlights

    Assessment and diagnosis of dementia (PwSI Dementia) ·     
Pharmacological and psychosocial support for people with Dementia (PwSI Dementia)
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Service evaluation in dementia care (Masters in Dementia Studies)
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Working with communities to improve health (Masters in Public Health, school of nursing)
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Health promotion in practice (Masters in Public Health, school of nursing)



Other teaching activities ·     
  
Development of e learning module on diversity and dementia, and dementia prevention for Health Education England
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Currently involved with developing modules for new dementia curriculum within the centre
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Member of the Doctoral Training Centre Management Board.

Teaching interests

Dementia
Quantitative research methods
Health Psychology

Research

Diversity and dementia (particularly the experience of minority ethnic communities)
Family carers
Cohort studies/large questionnaire studies
Behaviour change
Health Psychology
Implementation science
Development and psychometric testing of questionnaire scales

Date Role Title / Description Funder Award
- Chief investigatorCaregiving HOPE
- Chief investigatorDementia Detectives
Research collaborators
NameProfessor Jan Oyebode
TypeI
 
NameProfessor Val Morrison
CompanyBangor University
TypeE
ThemeHealth Psychology
 
NameProfessor Richard Fortinsky
CompanyUniversity of Connecticut
CountryU.S.A.
TypeE
ThemeGerontology
 
NameDr Alys Griffiths
CompanyLeeds Beckett
TypeE
ThemeDementia Detectives
 
NameDr Nicolas Farina
CompanyBrighton and Sussex Medical School
TypeE
ThemeDementia Detectives
 

Professional activities

  • 01-JAN-06: - BSc (Hons)
  • 01-JAN-07: - MSc
  • 01-JAN-11: - PhD
  • Interdem, pan-European network of researchers collaborating in research on and dissemination of Early, Timely and Quality Psychosocial Interventions in Dementia aimed at improving the quality of life of people with dementia and their supporters, across Europe.
  • , BME Dementia Network - sharing good practice in dementia care for minority ethnic communities across Yorkshire and Lancashire
  • Journal Dementia Care,
  • Alzheimer's Europe,
  • 01-JAN-15: - Dementia Research Leader Award for Patient and Public engagement
  • 01-JAN-15: - Best Poster Award for Dementia Friendly Projects
  • 01-JAN-16: - Best Poster award
  • Dementia Detectives is a workshop for adolescents aiming to improve awareness of dementia
  • Champion: Dementia Champion - raising awareness of dementia, and creating demntia friends

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleAn audit of dementia education and training in UK health and social care: a comparison with national benchmark standards (2019)
AuthorsSmith S.;Parveen S.;Sass C.;Drury M.;Oyebode J.;Surr C.
JournalBMC Health Services Research
DOI10.1186/s12913-019-4510-6
 
TitleValidation of the Primary Care Patient Measure of Safety (PC PMOS) questionnaire (2019)
AuthorsGiles S.;Parveen S.;Hernan A.
JournalBMJ Quality and Safety
DOI10.1136/bmjqs-2018-007988
 
TitlePsychosocial interventions for people with dementia: An overview and commentary on recent developments (2019)
AuthorsOyebode, Jan R.; Parveen, Sahdia
 
TitleAdolescents’ experiences and perceptions of dementia (2019)
AuthorsFarina N.;Hughes L.;Griffiths A.;Parveen S.
JournalAging and Mental Health
DOI10.1080/13607863.2019.1613343
 
TitlePsychosocial interventions for people with dementia: An overview and commentary on recent developments (2019)
AuthorsOyebode J.;Parveen S.
JournalDementia
DOI10.1177/1471301216656096
 
TitleValidation of the Primary Care Patient Measure of Safety (PC PMOS) questionnaire. (2018)
AuthorsGiles, S; Parveen, S; Hernan, A
JournalBMJ Quality and Safety
 
TitleComponents of impactful dementia training for general hospital staff: a collective case study (2018)
AuthorsSurr, C.A., Sass, C., Burnley, N., Drury, M., Smith, S., Parveen, S., Burden, S. & Oyebode, J.R.
JournalAging and Mental Health
 
TitleInitial evaluation of a university dementia awareness initiative (2018)
AuthorsParveen, Sahdia; Haunch, K.; Kerry, F.; Oyebode, Jan R.
 
TitleComponents of impactful dementia training for general hospital staff: a collective case study (2018)
AuthorsSurr, C.A.; Sass, C.; Burnley, N.; Drury, Michelle; Smith, S.J.; Parveen, Sahdia; Burden, S.; Oyebode, Jan R.
 
TitleInvolving minority ethnic communities and diverse experts by experience in dementia research: the Caregiving HOPE study (2018)
AuthorsParveen, Sahdia; Barker, S.; Kaur, R.; Kerry, F.; Mitchell, W.; Happs, A.; Fry, Gary; Morrison, V.; Fortinsky, R.; Oyebode, Jan R.
 
TitleWhat do adolescents perceive to be key features of an effective dementia education and awareness initiative? (2018)
AuthorsParveen, Sahdia; Farina, N.; Shafiq, Saba; Hughes, L.J.; Griffiths, Alys W.
 
TitleInvolving minority ethnic communities and diverse experts by experience in dementia research: The Caregiving HOPE Study (2018)
AuthorsParveen, S; Barker, S; Kaur, R; Kerry, F; Mitchell, W; Happs, A; Fry, G; Morrison, V; Fortinsky, R & Oyebode, J.R.
JournalDEMENTIA (PRINT)
 
TitleComponents of impactful dementia training for general hospital staff: a collective case study (2018)
AuthorsSurr C.;Sass C.;Burnley N.;Drury M.;Smith S.;Parveen S.;Burden S.;Oyebode J.
JournalAging and Mental Health
DOI10.1080/13607863.2018.1531382
 
TitleWhat do adolescents perceive to be key features of an effective dementia education and awareness initiative? (2018)
AuthorsParveen, S; Farina, N; Shafiq, S; Hughes, L & Griffiths, A.W
JournalDementia
 
TitleInvolving minority ethnic communities and diverse experts by experience in dementia research: The Caregiving HOPE Study (2018)
AuthorsParveen S.;Barker S.;Kaur R.;Kerry F.;Mitchell W.;Happs A.;Fry G.;Morrison V.;Fortinsky R.;Oyebode J.
JournalDementia
DOI10.1177/1471301218789558
 
TitleWhat do adolescents perceive to be key features of an effective dementia education and awareness initiative? (2018)
AuthorsParveen S.;Farina N.;Shafiq S.;Hughes L.;Griffiths A.
JournalDementia
DOI10.1177/1471301218807559
 
TitleEvaluation of a carers' information programme culturally adapted for South Asian families (2018)
AuthorsParveen S.;Blakey H.;Oyebode J.
JournalInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
DOI10.1002/gps.4768
 
TitleDevelopment of the Adolescent Attitudes towards Dementia Scale (A-ADS) (2018)
AuthorsGriffiths A.;Parveen S.;Shafiq S.;Oyebode J.
JournalInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
DOI10.1002/gps.4907
 
TitleEffective Dementia Education and Training for the Health and Social Care Workforce: A Systematic Review of the Literature (2017)
AuthorsSurr, Claire A.; Gates, C.; Irving, Donna; Oyebode, Jan R.; Smith, Sarah J.; Parveen, Sahdia; Drury, Michelle; Dennison, Alison
 
TitlePerceptions of dementia and use of services in minority ethnic communities: a scoping exercise (2017)
AuthorsParveen S.;Peltier C.;Oyebode J.
JournalHealth and Social Care in the Community
DOI10.1111/hsc.12363
 
TitleDoes size matter? The benefits and challenges of voluntary sector partnerships in dementia service provision for South Asian communities in England (2016)
AuthorsBlakey, Heather; Parveen, Sahdia; Oyebode, Jan R.
 
TitleDementia detectives: Busting the myths (2015)
AuthorsParveen, Sahdia; Robins, Jan; Griffiths, Alys W.; Oyebode, Jan R.
 
TitlePredictors of self-reported adherence to antihypertensive medicines: A multinational, cross-sectional survey (2015)
AuthorsMorrison, V.L.; Holmes, E.A.F.; Parveen, Sahdia; Plumpton, C.O.; Clyne, W.; de Geest, S.; Dobbels, F.; Vrijens, B.; Kardas, P.; Hughes, D.A.
 
TitleAdherence of patients to long-term medication: a cross-sectional study of antihypertensive regimens in Austria (2015)
AuthorsLotsch, F.; Auer-Hackenberg, L.; Groger, M.; Rehman, K.; Morrison, V.; Holmes, E.; Parveen, Sahdia; Plumpton, C.; Clyne, W.; de Geest, S.; Dobbels, F.; Vrijens, B.; Kardas, P.; Hughes, D.; Ramharter, M.
 
TitleBradford Dementia Roadshows: Promoting awareness of dementia and access to support for people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities (2015)
AuthorsParveen, Sahdia; Peltier, C.; Powell, J.; Oyebode, Jan R.
 
TitleA collaborative approach to patient involvement in health research: challenges and enablers (2014)
AuthorsParveen, Sahdia; Giles, S.; Din, I.
 
TitleDeveloping a reliable and valid patient measure of safety in hospitals (PMOS): A validation study (2014)
AuthorsMcEachan, R.R.C.; Lawton, R.; O'Hara, J.K.; Armitage, Gerry R.; Giles, S.; Parveen, Sahdia; Watt, I.S.; Wright, J.; Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group
 
TitleDoes coping mediate the relationship between familism and caregiver outcomes? (2014)
AuthorsParveen, Sahdia; Morrison, V.; Robinson, C.A.
 
TitleDevelopment and initial validation of the Influences on Patient Safety Behaviours Questionnaire (2013)
AuthorsTaylor, N.; Parveen, Sahdia; Robins, V.; Slater, B.; Lawton, R.
 
TitlePredictors of caregiver gains: A longitudinal study (2012)
AuthorsParveen, S; Morrison, V
JournalBritish Journal of Health Psychology
 
TitleEthnic variations in the caregiver role: A qualitative study (2011)
AuthorsParveen, S; Morrison, V; Robinson, C.A
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
 
TitlePredictors of Familism: A pilot study (2009)
AuthorsParveen, S; Morrison, V
JournalJournal of Health Psychology