Dr Dimitar Karadzhov
- Lecturer (Mental Health & Wellbeing)
Dr Dimitar Karadzhov is a Lecturer in the Research Institute of Health & Wellbeing, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences. He teaches in the Global Mental Health MSc Programme (both on-campus and online distance learning), and has contributed to those programmes since 2016.
Dr Karadzhov's primary research interests include mental health recovery and health inequalities; global mental health; public health; homelessness; child welfare and human rights; qualitative and smartphone-assisted research methodologies; and learning technologies.
Dr Karadzhov obtained a PhD in Public Health and Health Policy from the Centre for Health Policy, University of Strathclyde, in 2020. During this programme, he completed two long-term knowledge exchange secondments at the Silver School of Social Work, New York University. Prior to that, he completed a Master of Science degree in Global Mental Health (Distinction) and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Psychology (Distinction) - both from the University of Glasgow.
- Mental health recovery
- Health inequalities
- Global mental health
- Public health
- Human rights
- Qualitative and smartphone-assisted research methodologies
- Learning technologies
Dr Karadzhov is currently leading on an LTDF-funded project, Enhancing Discipline-Specific Employability Skills and Awareness via the Virtual Learning Environment ('EEVE').
- Chima Erondu (PhD Student)
'Using co-production to develop a recovery-orientated support toolkit to improve its implementation and adoption in community-based mental health services in the UK' (in progress)
Global Mental Health MSc (on-campus and online distance learning) Courses
- Improving Access to Mental Health Care in the Global Context - Course Co-ordinator
- Research Methods (Qualitative, Quantitative and Health Economics) - Course Co-ordinator
- Themes in Global Mental Health
- Cultural, Social and Biological Determinants of Mental Health
- Mental Health Promotion across the Lifespan
- Mental Health and Disability: International Law and Policy
Open and Distance Learning
Dr Karadzhov is also a Lead Educator of the massive open online course (MOOC), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the Global Context , and an Educator of the microcredential, Impact of Trauma on Mental Health.
Professional activities & recognition
Prizes, awards & distinctions
- 2021: Teaching Excellence Award (Team) (University of Glasgow)
- 2020: Student-led Training Fund Award (ESRC and Scottish Funding Council)
- 2019: Best Conference Poster Prize (International Association of Suicide Prevention)
- 2016: The Liz Campbell Memorial Prize (University of Glasgow Senate)
- 2014: The Henry J. Watt Prize in Experimental Psychology (University of Glasgow)
- 2013: Vacation Scholarship (Medical Research Scotland)
Selected international presentations
- 2020: Victim Support Europe (VSE) Annual Conference 2020 (Virtual)
- 2019: Mental health and inclusive society: Transatlantic perspectives (Pre-conference) (New York City, U.S.)
- 2019: Refocus on Recovery International Conference (Nottingham, U.K.)
- 2017: Growing resilience: Researching beyond academia (Pre-conference) (Zagreb, Croatia)
- 2017: European Conference for Social Work Research (Aalborg, Denmark)