Shinasa Shahid MA, BA

Culturally optimised treatment

Shinasa Shahid is a 2nd-year PhD student in Addiction Recovery at the University of Derby. Holding a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from India, she is now doing her research in Afro-Caribbean and South Asian communities, fostering open conversations about addiction and the need for more culturally optimised treatment service. She will present these findings along with related research at the 2024 DB Recovery+UKESAD conference.

Shinasa is a passionate advocate for research and mental health wellness. A co-founder of MindBee Health (India) and with over 5 years of experience in counselling and community outreach, she has now dedicated her career to research in addiction recovery.