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Dr Ranjita Dhital

Dr Ranjita Dhital is a Lecturer (Research and Teaching) in Interdisciplinary Health Studies in the Arts and Sciences Department (BASc), 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 public health 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 health spaces (PRUK Leverhulme Fellowship) – The Architecture of Pharmacies.

She leads the Creative Nepal: Arts-Health Community and the International Arts in Pharmacy SIG. She is Chair of the Royal Society for Public Health’s Arts Health and Wellbeing SIG and co-leads the Neurodiversity In/& Creative Research Network. She is the Department Research Lead and Postgraduate Research Tutor.

She has received research grants and other funding from NIHR, GCRF, Arts Council England (ACE), Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charitable Trust (GSTT), Pharmacy Research UK (PRUK, Leverhulme Fellowships) and North West London-Central London Research Network.

Teaching

Ranjita is module convenor for BASC0055 The Art and Science of Public Health and the MASc Creative Health module BASC0052 Research Methods in Arts and Sciences. Prospective PhD candidates are welcome to email Ranjita directly with their research proposal.