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Natural Sciences and Psychology

Dr Pooja Saini

Dr Pooja Saini

Telephone: 0151 231 8121

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Biography

I joined Liverpool John Moores University, School of Natural Sciences and Psychology as a Lecturer in Psychology in January 2018. I qualified in Psychology from University of Leicester in 2001, MSc in Addictive Behaviour at The University of Liverpool in 2003 and PhD in 2015 at The University of Manchester on the role of primary care in suicide prevention.

My research is focused at an individual-level, community-level and whole systems approach on risk management and decision-making processes for individuals, professionals, and service providers within forensic, clinical and non-clinical settings. My main research interests are in suicide and self-harm prevention particularly in young people, cancer prevention in Black and Asian Ethnic Minority Groups, reduction of health inequalities and coproduction. A key activity for me is public engagement and I aim to incorporate this in all aspects of my teaching and research.

I collaborate with key mental health charities (e.g., JWSMF, PAPYRUS, YASP, Samaritans, YPAS), and Public Health Departments. I am a member of a Suicide Prevention Operational Group and Support after Suicide Task Group which aims to integrate suicide prevention and postvention initiatives in Cheshire and Merseyside across mental health charities, NHS trusts, public health departments, transport networks, and local councillors.

Languages

Panjabi; Punjabi
Hindi

Degrees

2015, University ofof Manchester, Greater Manchester, PhD
2003, University of Liverpool, Merseyside, MSc
2001, University of Leicester, Leicestershire, BSc

Academic appointments

Lecturer in Psychology, School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2018 - present
Honorary Lecturer, Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, University of Liverpool, 2018 - present

Publications

Highlighted publications

Saini P, Loke YK, Gamble C, Altman DG, Williamson PR, Kirkham JJ. 2014. Selective reporting bias of harm outcomes within studies: findings from a cohort of systematic reviews BMJ, 349 :g6501-g6501 >DOI >Link

Journal article

Saini P, Henshall C, Brett J, Watson E, Smith L. 2017. Interventions to improve the uptake of breast, cervical and bowel cancer screening in South Asian women living in high income countries Prospero International prospective register of systematic reviews,

Fielden HG, Brown SL, Saini P, Beesley H, Salmon P. 2017. How do women at increased breast cancer risk perceive and decide between risks of cancer and risk-reducing treatments? A synthesis of qualitative research Psycho-Oncology, 26 :1254-1262 >DOI

Brown SL, Whiting D, Fielden HG, Saini P, Beesley H, Holcombe C, Holcombe S, Greenhalgh L, Fairburn L, Salmon P. 2017. Qualitative analysis of how patients decide that they want risk-reducing mastectomy, and the implications for surgeons in responding to emotionally-motivated patient requests Gupta S. PLOS ONE, 12 :e0178392-e0178392 >DOI >Link

Saini P, Chantler K, Kapur N. 2017. GPs’ views and perspectives on patient non-adherence to treatment in primary care prior to suicide Journal of Mental Health, :1-8 >DOI

Hunt IM, Clements C, Saini P, Rahman MS, Shaw J, Appleby L, Kapur N, Windfuhr K. 2016. Suicide after absconding from inpatient care in England: an exploration of mental health professionals’ experiences Journal of Mental Health, 25 :245-253 >DOI

Saini P, Chantler K, While D, Kapur N. 2016. Do GPs want or need formal support following a patient suicide?: a mixed methods study Family Practice, 33 :414-420 >DOI >Link

Saini P, Chantler K, Kapur N. 2015. General practitioners’ perspectives on primary care consultations for suicidal patients Health & Social Care in the Community, 24 :260-269 >DOI >Link

Saini P, Loke YK, Gamble C, Altman DG, Williamson PR, Kirkham JJ. 2014. Selective reporting bias of harm outcomes within studies: findings from a cohort of systematic reviews BMJ, 349 :g6501-g6501 >DOI >Link

Saini P, While D, Chantler K, Windfuhr K, Kapur N. 2014. Assessment and Management of Suicide Risk in Primary Care Crisis, 35 :415-425 >DOI

Da Cruz D, Pearson A, Saini P, Miles C, While D, Swinson N, Williams A, Shaw J, Appleby L, Kapur N. 2011. Emergency department contact prior to suicide in mental health patients Emergency Medicine Journal, 28 :467-471 >DOI

Saini P, Windfuhr K, Pearson A, Da Cruz D, Miles C, Cordingley L, While D, Swinson N, Williams A, Shaw J, Appleby L, Kapur N. 2010. Suicide prevention in primary care: General practitioners' views on service availability BMC Research Notes, 3 >DOI

Pearson A, Saini P, Da Cruz D, Miles C, While D, Swinson N, Williams A, Shaw J, Appleby L, Kapur N. 2009. Primary care contact prior to suicide in individuals with mental illness British Journal of General Practice, 59 :825-832 >DOI

Windfuhr K, While D, Hunt I, Turnbull P, Lowe R, Burns J, Swinson N, Shaw J, Appleby L, Kapur N, Ashton A, Stones P, Hadfield K, Daud H, Flynn S, Rodway C, Roscoe A, Bickley H, Pearson A, Saini P, Da Cruz D. 2008. Suicide in juveniles and adolescents in the United Kingdom Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 49 :1155-1165 >DOI

Saini P. A systematic review of barriers and enablers to South Asian women’s attendance for asymptomatic screening of breast and cervical cancers in emigrant countries BMJ Open,

Saini P, Anderson DeCuevas R, Roberts D, Beaver K, Chandrashekar M, Jain A, Kotas E, Tahir N, Brown S. A systematic review on social, cultural and individual influences on the beliefs, attitudes and behaviours of South Asian women regarding asymptomatic screening for female cancers PROSPERO CRD42015025284, >Link

Conference publication

Saini P, Chantler K, Kapur N. GPs’ views and perspectives on patient non-adherence to treatment in primary care prior to suicide

Saini P, Gamble C, Loke Y, Altman D, Williamson P, Kirkham J. Understanding the process and impact of within-study selective reporting bias for harm outcomes (ORBIT II – Outcome Reporting Bias in Trials) >Link

Saini P, Chantler K, Kapur N. A GPs Conundrum: A qualitative study exploring GP-suicidal patient interactions and treatment prior to suicide XXVII World Congress of IASP

Saini P. A systematic review of barriers and enablers to South Asian women’s attendance for asymptomatic screening of breast and cervical cancers 3rd World Congress on Women’s Health & Breast Cancer >Link