Anjum Yazdani

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Dr Anjum Yazdani, Clinical Psychologist, has around 20 years experience of working in mental health. Her work is informed by her academic interests in the study of culture, community, ethnicity and critical psychology.

Since qualifying as a clinical psychologist in 2003, she has used an integrative approach to assessment, formulation and treatment. She is employed in NHS adult mental health services, working with older people, and in adult clinical neuropsychology, with a particular interest in cross cultural neuropsychological assessment. She also conducts expert witness assessments of parents whose children are subject to Care Proceedings. These include writing reports of cognitive, capacity and mental health assessments, with a particular interest in the assessment of Black and minority ethnic parents.

Anjum is fluent in both Urdu and Hindi, and conducts assessments in these languages. She is also familiar in working with interpreters in order to conduct assessments. She is an Associate Fellow and Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society. She is also a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (PYL21868). 

Prior to training as a clinical psychologist Anjum worked as a qualitative researcher, exploring black and minority ethnic mental health and identity. Studies include researching young Asian women and self harm, the health and social care needs of Black minority ethnic groups, and the intersection of class and ‘race’ on young women’s ‘transition to womanhood’. Her doctoral research focused on ageing and migration, using a positive psychology approach to examine resilience, coping and positive ageing for the ‘first generation’ that migrated to the UK from the Indian subcontinent and the Caribbean.


Academic Publications

Marshall, H. and Yazdani, A. (1999) Locating Culture in Accounting for Self-Harm Amongst Asian Young Women, Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 9:413-433.

Marshall, H. and Yazdani, A. (2000) Young Asian Women and Self Harm in Ussher, J. M. (Ed.) Women's Health: Contemporary International Perspectives, British Psychological Society Books: Leicester.   

Roose, G.A., Yazdani, A.F. and John, A.M. (2003) A Focus Group Investigation into Young Children’s Understanding of Mental Health and Their Views on Appropriate Services for Their Age Group, Child: Care, Health and Development, 29,6, 545-550.

Published Reports

Brighton Council for Voluntary Service (1994) ‘We Don’t Know What We’re Missing’: Report of the Brighton, Hove and District Ethnic Minorities Representatives Council Health Needs Project.

Newham Asian Women’s Project and Newham Innercity Multifund (1998) Young Asian Women and Self Harm: A Mental Health Needs Assessment of Young Asian Women in Newham, East London.