Arts Sciences


Dr Ranjita Dhital

Dr Ranjita Dhital is a Lecturer (Research and Teaching) in Interdisciplinary Health Studies in Arts and Sciences Department at UCL, a pharmacist and a sculptor. She has practised as an addiction specialist pharmacist for the NHS, a community pharmacist and worked in public health. Her research involves designing and evaluating alcohol interventions to reduce harm in high- and low-income countries. Her research is applying participatory and arts-based methods to co-design community pharmacy spaces (PRUK Leverhulme Fellowship). Previously Ranjita was a Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice at the University of Reading and a Post-doctoral Research Pharmacist at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London. She is Deputy Chair of the Royal Society for Public Health’s Arts Health and Wellbeing SIG, founded and Chairs the International Arts in Pharmacy SIG and co-leads the Neurodiversity In/& Creative Research Network. 


Ranjita is module convenor for BASC0055 The Art and Science of Public Health and MASc Creative Health BASC0052 Research Methods in Arts and Sciences. Ranjita is teaching and supervising research on health-related topics for other modules on the BASc and MASc programmes. Prospective PhD candidates are welcome to email Ranjita directly with their research proposal.