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Nivedita Malik

Researcher (Alumni)

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University of Manchester

A bit about Nivedita Malik

I have a BSc Honours Psychology degree and a Master’s degree in Applied Psychology from Delhi University, New Delhi, India. I have been an active Graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) since 2008. Previously I have worked as assistant clinical psychologist both overseas in India and in the National Health Service (NHS) UK with clients from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds. Throughout my clinical experience, I have enjoyed working with a range of psychological difficulties in a variety of settings including child, adolescent and adult and from preventative through to the more severe end of the Mental Health service. My experiences working within a variety of mental health settings to date have allowed me to witness the significant positive impact of psychological interventions in reducing distress and promoting mental health. 

I have developed a sound grounding in research methods during my postgraduate degree. My research thesis was on 'Self efficacy and psychological stress among adolescents: an empirical study.' I did a Poster Presentation on 'Parent evaluation of Central Manchester autism Post diagnostic groups' at Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Residential Conference September 2012. This study was an analysis of information gathered from the Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) post diagnostic groups at Central Manchester Children and Adolescents Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

My Role in LuCiD

I worked as a bilingual (Bengali / English) research assistant (RA) on a research project on ‘Early communicative interaction and vocabulary development.’ The project aimed to track the emergence and interaction associated with infants’ early communicative gestures in Bangladeshi, Chinese and English communities in Manchester.