Dr Dimitar Karadzhov

  • Lecturer (Mental Health & Wellbeing)

Biography

Dr Dimitar Karadzhov is a Lecturer in the School 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.

Background

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.

 

Research interests

  • Mental health recovery
  • Health inequalities
  • Global mental health
  • Public health
  • Homelessness
  • Human rights
  • Qualitative and smartphone-assisted research methodologies
  • Learning technologies

Dr Karadzhov was Lead on the LTDF-funded project, Enhancing Discipline-Specific Employability Skills and Awareness via the Virtual Learning Environment ('EEVE').

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2024 | 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2015
Number of items: 33.

2024

Karadzhov, D. , Hatton-Wotham, G., Sharp, L. , Langan Martin, J. and Stubbs, F. (2024) Discipline-Specific Employability Skills and Awareness via the Virtual Learning Environment: Piloting an Innovative and Transferable Approach. Advance HE Employability Symposium 2024: Distilling The 3Es, Leeds, UK, 25 Apr 2024.

Karadzhov, D. , Sharp, L. , Hatton, G., Stubbs, F. and Langan Martin, J. (2024) More than just an add-on: enhancing discipline-specific employability skills and awareness via the virtual learning environment. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 12(1), pp. 19-35. (doi: 10.56433/jpaap.v12i1.568)

Karadzhov, D. , Lee, J., Hatton-Wotham, G., White, R. G., Sharp, L. , Jalloh, A. and Langan Martin, J. (2024) Identifying core global mental health professional competencies: a multi-sectoral perspective. Global Mental Health, (doi: 10.1017/gmh.2024.26)

Davidson, J. C., Karadzhov, D. and Wilson, G. (2024) Short take: designing a multinational smartphone app survey during COVID-19: rewards, risks, and recommendations. Field Methods, (doi: 10.1177/1525822x231218192)

2023

Davidson, J., Karadzhov, D. , Collins, H. and Brown, A. (2023) Complexities of protecting children from violence during the COVID-19 pandemic: providers' and policymakers' best practices, innovations and challenges in 12 countries. Child Abuse and Neglect, 146, 106480. (doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2023.106480) (PMID:37801758)

Karadzhov, D. , Wilson, G., Shields, S., Lux, E. and Davidson, J. C. (2023) Effective child well-being practices, barriers and priority actions: survey findings from service providers and policymakers in 22 countries during COVID-19. Journal of Children's Services, (doi: 10.1108/JCS-10-2022-0028) (Early Online Publication)

Jalloh, A. and Karadzhov, D. (2023) Community Health Workers' Perceptions of Depression and of Barriers and Facilitators in Mental Health Care in Sierra Leone: A Qualitative Study. RCPsych International Congress 2023. BJPsych Open 9(Supplement S1), Liverpool, UK, 10-13 Jul 2023. S26. (doi: 10.1192/bjo.2023.137)

Karadzhov, D. (2023) “Recovery is fearful to me...”: conceptualizations, concerns and hopes about personal recovery in adults who are chronically homeless. Social Work in Mental Health, 21(3), pp. 285-305. (doi: 10.1080/15332985.2022.2155096)

Karadzhov, D. (2023) Personal recovery and socio-structural disadvantage: a critical conceptual review. Health, 27(2), pp. 201-225. (doi: 10.1177/13634593211014250) (PMID:33962518) (PMCID:PMC9923205)

Karadzhov, D. (2023) ‘Trials and tribulations’: the ambivalent influence of temporary accommodation on mental health recovery in chronically homeless adults. Qualitative Health Research, 33(3), pp. 176-190. (doi: 10.1177/10497323221147127) (PMID:36644943) (PMCID:PMC9932610)

2022

Sharp, L. , Karadzhov, D. and Paterson, H. (2022) Gathering feedback. In: Hughes, P. and Langan Martin, J. (eds.) Teaching Psychiatry to Undergraduates. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, pp. 162-167. ISBN 9781108925976 (doi: 10.1017/9781108921206.025)

Karadzhov, D. , Davidson, J. C. and Wilson, G. (2022) “You cannot pour from an empty cup!”: child well-being service providers’ and policymakers’ professional supervision, coping and well-being during COVID-19. Journal of Public Mental Health, 21(2), pp. 95-107. (doi: 10.1108/JPMH-08-2021-0095)

Karadzhov, D. , Sharp, L. and Langan Martin, J. (2022) Harnessing Problem-Based Learning to Foster Student Adaptability and Inter-Cultural Awareness and Exchange. 15th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, 29 Mar 2022.

2021

Langan-Martin, J. , Sharp, L. , Karadzhov, D. , McNaughton, L., Weldon, M. and le Jeune d’Allegeershecque, J. (2021) Ensuring Learner Safety and Wellbeing When Teaching Sensitive Topics. Professionalism in Healthcare 2021: Adapting to the Seasons, 01 Oct 2021.

Davidson, J. C., Karadzhov, D. and Wilson, G. (2021) Practitioners’ and policymakers’ successes, challenges, innovations, and learning in promoting children’s well-being during COVID-19: protocol for a multinational smartphone app survey. JMIR Research Protocols, 10(7), e31013. (doi: 10.2196/31013) (PMID:34323850)

Karadzhov, D. , Sharp, L. and Langan Martin, J. (2021) Integrating disciplinary practices to optimally deliver alternative assessments and embed graduate attributes in a global mental health master’s programme. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 9(1), pp. 18-35. (doi: 10.14297/jpaap.v9i1.438)

le Jeune D'Allegeershecque, J. , Langan-Martin, J. , Karadzhov, D. , Sharp, L. , McNaughton, L. and Weldon, M. (2021) Developing and Refining Course Content While Remote Working. 14th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, 18 Jun 2021.

Karadzhov, D. (2021) Explaining mental health recovery in the context of structural disadvantage: the unrealised potential of critical realism. Social Theory and Health, 19(2), pp. 172-185. (doi: 10.1057/s41285-019-00122-z)

Karadzhov, D. (2021) Expanding the methodological repertoire of participatory research into homelessness: the utility of the mobile phone diary. Qualitative Social Work, 20(3), pp. 813-831. (doi: 10.1177/1473325020913904)

2020

Sharp, L. , Karadzhov, D. and Langan-Martin, J. (2020) Delivering the first internationally accessible Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on suicide prevention: a case study and insights into best practice. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 8(2), pp. 72-80. (doi: 10.14297/jpaap.v8i2.439)

Langan-Martin, J. , Sharp, L. , Karadzhov, D. , Cleare, S. , Syrett, S., Zortea, T. and O'Connor, R. (2020) Designing a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Understanding Suicide and Suicide Prevention Strategies in a Global Context. Findings from the March and Sep 2019 runs. 13th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, 25 Aug 2020.

Langan-Martin, J. , Sharp, L. , McNaughton, L., Karadzhov, D. and Weldon, M. (2020) Delivering Sensitive Course Content by Embedding Self-Care Resources for Students in Learning Materials. 13th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, 25 Aug 2020.

Karadzhov, D. (2020) Reckoning with complexity: the intersection of homelessness and serious mental illness, and its implications for nursing practice. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 27(1), pp. 1-3. (doi: 10.1111/jpm.12575) (PMID:31693782)

Karadzhov, D. , Yuan, Y. and Bond, L. (2020) Coping amidst an assemblage of disadvantage: a qualitative metasynthesis of first‐person accounts of managing severe mental illness while homeless. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 27(1), pp. 4-24. (doi: 10.1111/jpm.12524) (PMID:31099122)

Karadzhov, D. and White, R. (2020) Between the “whispers of the Devil” and “the revelation of the Word”: Christian clergy’s mental health literacy and pastoral support for BME congregants. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 22(2), pp. 147-172. (doi: 10.1080/19349637.2018.1537755)

McGuire, N., Melville, C. A. , Karadzhov, D. and Gumley, A. (2020) "She is more about my illness than me": a qualitative study exploring social support in individuals with experiences of psychosis. Psychosis, 12(2), pp. 128-138. (doi: 10.1080/17522439.2019.1699943)

2019

McClelland, H. , Langan-Martin, J. , Sharp, L. , Karadzhov, D. and Cleare, S. (2019) Mental Health, Suicide and Suicide Prevention in a Global Context. 3rd Annual Student’s One Health Conference, Glasgow, UK, 09-10 Nov 2019.

Langan-Martin, J. , Sharp, L. , Karadzhov, D. , McClelland, H. , Cleare, S. and O'Connor, R. (2019) Designing a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Understanding Suicide and Suicide Prevention Strategies in a Global Context. 30th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention: Breaking Down Walls and Building Bridges (IASP 2019), Derry, Ireland, 17-21 Sep 2019.

Sharp, L. , Karadzhov, D. and Langan-Martin, J. (2019) Alternative (Authentic) Assessments: Professional Skill Enhancement and Development of Graduate Attributes. 12th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 2-3 Apr 2019.

Deeley, S.J. , Fischbacher-Smith, M., Karadzhov, D. and Koristashevskaya, E. (2019) Exploring the ‘wicked’ problem of student dissatisfaction with assessment and feedback in higher education. Higher Education Pedagogies, 4(1), pp. 385-405. (doi: 10.1080/23752696.2019.1644659)

2018

Sharp, L. , Karadzhov, D. and Langan-Martin, J. (2018) The curious case of blended learning: an evaluation of a curriculum innovation in the Global Mental Health Master’s programme. Journal of Medical Education, 17(3), pp. 149-159.

Sharp, L. , Langan-Martin, J. and Karadzhov, D. (2018) Staged Introduction of Blended Learning – To Blend or Not to Blend? 11th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 28-29 Mar 2018.

2015

Karadzhov, D. (2015) Assessing resilience in war-affected children and adolescents: a critical review. Journal of European Psychology Students, 6(3), pp. 1-13. (doi: 10.5334/jeps.dc)

This list was generated on Fri Jun 21 08:48:44 2024 BST.
Number of items: 33.

Articles

Karadzhov, D. , Sharp, L. , Hatton, G., Stubbs, F. and Langan Martin, J. (2024) More than just an add-on: enhancing discipline-specific employability skills and awareness via the virtual learning environment. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 12(1), pp. 19-35. (doi: 10.56433/jpaap.v12i1.568)

Karadzhov, D. , Lee, J., Hatton-Wotham, G., White, R. G., Sharp, L. , Jalloh, A. and Langan Martin, J. (2024) Identifying core global mental health professional competencies: a multi-sectoral perspective. Global Mental Health, (doi: 10.1017/gmh.2024.26)

Davidson, J. C., Karadzhov, D. and Wilson, G. (2024) Short take: designing a multinational smartphone app survey during COVID-19: rewards, risks, and recommendations. Field Methods, (doi: 10.1177/1525822x231218192)

Davidson, J., Karadzhov, D. , Collins, H. and Brown, A. (2023) Complexities of protecting children from violence during the COVID-19 pandemic: providers' and policymakers' best practices, innovations and challenges in 12 countries. Child Abuse and Neglect, 146, 106480. (doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2023.106480) (PMID:37801758)

Karadzhov, D. , Wilson, G., Shields, S., Lux, E. and Davidson, J. C. (2023) Effective child well-being practices, barriers and priority actions: survey findings from service providers and policymakers in 22 countries during COVID-19. Journal of Children's Services, (doi: 10.1108/JCS-10-2022-0028) (Early Online Publication)

Karadzhov, D. (2023) “Recovery is fearful to me...”: conceptualizations, concerns and hopes about personal recovery in adults who are chronically homeless. Social Work in Mental Health, 21(3), pp. 285-305. (doi: 10.1080/15332985.2022.2155096)

Karadzhov, D. (2023) Personal recovery and socio-structural disadvantage: a critical conceptual review. Health, 27(2), pp. 201-225. (doi: 10.1177/13634593211014250) (PMID:33962518) (PMCID:PMC9923205)

Karadzhov, D. (2023) ‘Trials and tribulations’: the ambivalent influence of temporary accommodation on mental health recovery in chronically homeless adults. Qualitative Health Research, 33(3), pp. 176-190. (doi: 10.1177/10497323221147127) (PMID:36644943) (PMCID:PMC9932610)

Karadzhov, D. , Davidson, J. C. and Wilson, G. (2022) “You cannot pour from an empty cup!”: child well-being service providers’ and policymakers’ professional supervision, coping and well-being during COVID-19. Journal of Public Mental Health, 21(2), pp. 95-107. (doi: 10.1108/JPMH-08-2021-0095)

Davidson, J. C., Karadzhov, D. and Wilson, G. (2021) Practitioners’ and policymakers’ successes, challenges, innovations, and learning in promoting children’s well-being during COVID-19: protocol for a multinational smartphone app survey. JMIR Research Protocols, 10(7), e31013. (doi: 10.2196/31013) (PMID:34323850)

Karadzhov, D. , Sharp, L. and Langan Martin, J. (2021) Integrating disciplinary practices to optimally deliver alternative assessments and embed graduate attributes in a global mental health master’s programme. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 9(1), pp. 18-35. (doi: 10.14297/jpaap.v9i1.438)

Karadzhov, D. (2021) Explaining mental health recovery in the context of structural disadvantage: the unrealised potential of critical realism. Social Theory and Health, 19(2), pp. 172-185. (doi: 10.1057/s41285-019-00122-z)

Karadzhov, D. (2021) Expanding the methodological repertoire of participatory research into homelessness: the utility of the mobile phone diary. Qualitative Social Work, 20(3), pp. 813-831. (doi: 10.1177/1473325020913904)

Sharp, L. , Karadzhov, D. and Langan-Martin, J. (2020) Delivering the first internationally accessible Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on suicide prevention: a case study and insights into best practice. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 8(2), pp. 72-80. (doi: 10.14297/jpaap.v8i2.439)

Karadzhov, D. (2020) Reckoning with complexity: the intersection of homelessness and serious mental illness, and its implications for nursing practice. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 27(1), pp. 1-3. (doi: 10.1111/jpm.12575) (PMID:31693782)

Karadzhov, D. , Yuan, Y. and Bond, L. (2020) Coping amidst an assemblage of disadvantage: a qualitative metasynthesis of first‐person accounts of managing severe mental illness while homeless. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 27(1), pp. 4-24. (doi: 10.1111/jpm.12524) (PMID:31099122)

Karadzhov, D. and White, R. (2020) Between the “whispers of the Devil” and “the revelation of the Word”: Christian clergy’s mental health literacy and pastoral support for BME congregants. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 22(2), pp. 147-172. (doi: 10.1080/19349637.2018.1537755)

McGuire, N., Melville, C. A. , Karadzhov, D. and Gumley, A. (2020) "She is more about my illness than me": a qualitative study exploring social support in individuals with experiences of psychosis. Psychosis, 12(2), pp. 128-138. (doi: 10.1080/17522439.2019.1699943)

Deeley, S.J. , Fischbacher-Smith, M., Karadzhov, D. and Koristashevskaya, E. (2019) Exploring the ‘wicked’ problem of student dissatisfaction with assessment and feedback in higher education. Higher Education Pedagogies, 4(1), pp. 385-405. (doi: 10.1080/23752696.2019.1644659)

Sharp, L. , Karadzhov, D. and Langan-Martin, J. (2018) The curious case of blended learning: an evaluation of a curriculum innovation in the Global Mental Health Master’s programme. Journal of Medical Education, 17(3), pp. 149-159.

Karadzhov, D. (2015) Assessing resilience in war-affected children and adolescents: a critical review. Journal of European Psychology Students, 6(3), pp. 1-13. (doi: 10.5334/jeps.dc)

Book Sections

Sharp, L. , Karadzhov, D. and Paterson, H. (2022) Gathering feedback. In: Hughes, P. and Langan Martin, J. (eds.) Teaching Psychiatry to Undergraduates. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, pp. 162-167. ISBN 9781108925976 (doi: 10.1017/9781108921206.025)

Conference or Workshop Item

Karadzhov, D. , Hatton-Wotham, G., Sharp, L. , Langan Martin, J. and Stubbs, F. (2024) Discipline-Specific Employability Skills and Awareness via the Virtual Learning Environment: Piloting an Innovative and Transferable Approach. Advance HE Employability Symposium 2024: Distilling The 3Es, Leeds, UK, 25 Apr 2024.

Jalloh, A. and Karadzhov, D. (2023) Community Health Workers' Perceptions of Depression and of Barriers and Facilitators in Mental Health Care in Sierra Leone: A Qualitative Study. RCPsych International Congress 2023. BJPsych Open 9(Supplement S1), Liverpool, UK, 10-13 Jul 2023. S26. (doi: 10.1192/bjo.2023.137)

Karadzhov, D. , Sharp, L. and Langan Martin, J. (2022) Harnessing Problem-Based Learning to Foster Student Adaptability and Inter-Cultural Awareness and Exchange. 15th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, 29 Mar 2022.

Langan-Martin, J. , Sharp, L. , Karadzhov, D. , McNaughton, L., Weldon, M. and le Jeune d’Allegeershecque, J. (2021) Ensuring Learner Safety and Wellbeing When Teaching Sensitive Topics. Professionalism in Healthcare 2021: Adapting to the Seasons, 01 Oct 2021.

le Jeune D'Allegeershecque, J. , Langan-Martin, J. , Karadzhov, D. , Sharp, L. , McNaughton, L. and Weldon, M. (2021) Developing and Refining Course Content While Remote Working. 14th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, 18 Jun 2021.

Langan-Martin, J. , Sharp, L. , Karadzhov, D. , Cleare, S. , Syrett, S., Zortea, T. and O'Connor, R. (2020) Designing a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Understanding Suicide and Suicide Prevention Strategies in a Global Context. Findings from the March and Sep 2019 runs. 13th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, 25 Aug 2020.

Langan-Martin, J. , Sharp, L. , McNaughton, L., Karadzhov, D. and Weldon, M. (2020) Delivering Sensitive Course Content by Embedding Self-Care Resources for Students in Learning Materials. 13th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, 25 Aug 2020.

McClelland, H. , Langan-Martin, J. , Sharp, L. , Karadzhov, D. and Cleare, S. (2019) Mental Health, Suicide and Suicide Prevention in a Global Context. 3rd Annual Student’s One Health Conference, Glasgow, UK, 09-10 Nov 2019.

Langan-Martin, J. , Sharp, L. , Karadzhov, D. , McClelland, H. , Cleare, S. and O'Connor, R. (2019) Designing a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Understanding Suicide and Suicide Prevention Strategies in a Global Context. 30th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention: Breaking Down Walls and Building Bridges (IASP 2019), Derry, Ireland, 17-21 Sep 2019.

Sharp, L. , Karadzhov, D. and Langan-Martin, J. (2019) Alternative (Authentic) Assessments: Professional Skill Enhancement and Development of Graduate Attributes. 12th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 2-3 Apr 2019.

Sharp, L. , Langan-Martin, J. and Karadzhov, D. (2018) Staged Introduction of Blended Learning – To Blend or Not to Blend? 11th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 28-29 Mar 2018.

This list was generated on Fri Jun 21 08:48:44 2024 BST.

Supervision

  • Erondu, Chimaobi
    Using co-production to develop recovery-orientated support
  • Owusu Sekyere, John
    Exploring the Knowledge, Perception and barriers to seeking mental health services among Sub-Saharan African immigrants in the UK.

Teaching

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)