Dr Sahdia Parveen is a senior research fellow at the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies, University of Bradford. Sahdia is a health psychologist by background and joined the Centre in 2013.
Sahdia was awarded a prestigious early career fellowship from the Alzheimer’s Society in 2015 and also won the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Research Leaders award for patient and public involvement and engagement. Sahdia most recently led on the Caregiving HOPE study which explored motivation, willingness and preparedness to provide care amongst relatives of people living with dementia and the general public.
She has also been a co-investigator on several research projects focusing on improving care and support for people living with dementia and their families. Her 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 is also a member of the Alzheimer’s Disease International Medicine and Scientific advisory board. Sahdia is committed to ensuring inclusion, empowerment and celebrating diversity underpin health research