About Kidscape

Dr Sania Shakoor

Dr Sania Shakoor is a Lecturer in mental health on the MSc Psychological Therapies course. She completed her PhD in Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry at Kings College London. Dr Shakoor has experience in lecturing and supervising students on a variety of topics related to psychopathology, child development, individual differences, environmental and genetic factors.

Her overarching research interests lie within the development of child and adolescent mental health problems. To date her work has explored the underlying mechanisms that shape the mental health of vulnerable individuals. Most recently, her work and collaborations are directed towards investigating different forms of victimisation amongst minority groups.

Dr Shakoor holds collaborative relationships with charities such as the Muslim Youth Helpline to help raise mental health awareness amongst minority groups. She is heavily involved in the City Circle’s Saturday School project that aims to combat the low attainment levels achieved by students from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

Dr Shakoor is committed to using her academic knowledge and skills beyond the academic environment.

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