Jawaria Farooq

Research project: Understanding the perceptions and help-seeking behaviour of dementia among ethnic minority groups

Abstract

My research focuses on the understandings and perceptions of dementia among ethnic minority groups. I am specifically focusing on Black Afro-Caribbean and South Asian groups. I am interested in how religion and culture impacts perceptions and help-seeking behaviours for dementia in the UK.  It is a mixed methods approach and aims to look at these factors from a public, patient/carer, clergy and health professionals perspectives. I am using social representation and acculturation theory. 

  • Research degree: PhD
  • Title of project: Understanding the perceptions and help-seeking behaviour of dementia among ethnic minority groups
  • Research supervisor: Professor David Herbert
  • Other research supervisor: Dr Sabira Mannan

Biography

I am a research seminar tutor for psychology and sociology level 4 and 5 at Kingston University. I was also a lecture/seminar and module leader for psychology for level 4,5,6 and 7 at BPP University London. I am also an Associate Fellow of the Advance HE (formerly Higher Education Academy).

My supervisors are Professor David Herbert (Department of Sociology) and Sabira Mannan (Head of Psychology). 

Areas of research interest

  • Dementia
  • Health
  • Culture
  • Religion
  • Social Representation
  • Help-seeking
  • Research Methods

Qualifications

  • Psychology BSc (Hons) Kingston University
  • Associate Fellowship of Advance HE (formerly Higher Education Academy)