Dr Ruchika Gajwani

  • Senior Research Fellow (Mental Health & Wellbeing)

telephone: 01412019239
email: Ruchika.Gajwani@glasgow.ac.uk
pronouns: She/her/hers

Mental Health and Wellbeing, Clarice Pears Building, 90 Byres Road, G12 8TB

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1199-320X

Biography

Dr Ruchika Gajwani is a Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Psychology at the Centre of Developmental Adversity and Resilience (CeDAR) at the University of Glasgow. She is an honorary Clinical Psychologist within Specialist Children's services, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, with a special interest in Cognitive Analytic Therapy.

Engaging substantially in the model of early intervention and prevention, she is leading complex clinical trials in adolescent mental health for some of the most vulnerable and excluded children and young people. With the prestigious MQ fellowship, her current work is focussing on testing community trials for young people with Borderline Personality Disorder features (BRIDGE project). Through partnership working and collaborations, the team is building a research portfolio on innovative solutions, scaling up proven treatments, and ensuring they reach those who need them most. Her research focus for the last twenty years has been on developing pathways for understanding risk and resilience within marginalised, clinical high-risk children and young people. She has conducted genetic, longitudinal and qualitative research on the role of developmental adversities and neurodevelopmental conditions on health outcomes.

Recent and current projects have been funded by the Medical Research Council, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS Ayrshire & Arran, CSO – Scotland, UNHCR, MQ, Rosetrees Trust and Why Not Trust.

 

 

Research interests

Dr Gajwani is conducting randomised controlled trials, epidemiological and clinical research: her research interests include neurodevelopmental conditions, trauma, child and adolescent mental health, early intervention, borderline personality disorder, community interventions, scalability, cognitive analytic therapy, data linkage, secondary data analysis, qualitative studies.

Publications

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2024

Minnis, H. et al. (2024) The bio-exposome: intracellular processes, stress physiology and the environment. Nature Mental Health, 2(2), pp. 132-140. (doi: 10.1038/s44220-023-00180-3)

2023

Dheerendra, P. , Grent-'t-Jong, T. , Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Krishnadas, R. , Lawrie, S. M., Schwannauer, M., Schultze-Lutter, F. and Uhlhaas, P. J. (2023) Intact mismatch negativity responses in clinical high-risk for psychosis and first-episode psychosis: evidence from source-reconstructed event-related fields and time-frequency data. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, (doi: 10.1016/j.bpsc.2023.09.006) (PMID:37778724) (Early Online Publication)

Hua, L. et al. (2023) Thalamo-cortical circuits during sensory attenuation in emerging psychosis: a combined magnetoencephalography and dynamic causal modelling study. npj Schizophrenia, 9, 25. (doi: 10.1038/s41537-023-00341-4) (PMID:37117187) (PMCID:PMC10147678)

Astle, D. E. et al. (2023) We need timely access to mental health data: implications of the Goldacre review. Lancet Psychiatry, 10(4), pp. 242-244. (doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(23)00030-5) (PMID:36931773)

Stiles, C., Batchelor, R., Gumley, A. and Gajwani, R. (2023) Experiences of stigma and discrimination in borderline personality disorder: a systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis. Journal of Personality Disorders, 37(2), pp. 177-194. (doi: 10.1521/pedi.2023.37.2.177) (PMID:37002935)

Russell, L., Gajwani, R. , Turner, F. and Minnis, H. (2023) Where are the children?: Addiction workers’ knowledge of clients’ offspring and related risks. International Journal on Child Maltreatment, (doi: 10.1007/s42448-023-00158-9) (Early Online Publication)

Bianciardi, B., Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Lawrie, S. M., Moelling, M., Schwannauer, M., Schultze-Lutter, F., Fracasso, A. and Uhlhaas, P. J. (2023) Investigating temporal and prosodic markers in clinical high-risk for psychosis participants using automated acoustic analysis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 17(3), pp. 327-330. (doi: 10.1111/eip.13357) (PMID:36205386)

Gajwani, R. and Minnis, H. (2023) Double jeopardy: implications of neurodevelopmental conditions and adverse childhood experiences for child health. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 32(1), pp. 1-4. (doi: 10.1007/s00787-022-02081-9) (PMID:36156745) (PMCID:PMC9908716)

2022

Gajwani, R. , Wilson, N., Nelson, R., Gumley, A. I. , Smith, M. and Minnis, H. (2022) Recruiting and exploring vulnerabilities among young people at risk, or in the early stages of serious mental illness (borderline personality disorder and first episode psychosis). Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13, 943509. (doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.943509) (PMID:35990053) (PMCID:PMC9386049)

Minnis, H. , Gajwani, R. and Ougrin, D. (2022) Editorial: early intervention and prevention of severe mental illness: a child and adolescent psychiatry perspective. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13, 963602. (doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.963602) (PMID:35873256) (PMCID:PMC9301369)

Russell, L., Gajwani, R. , Turner, F. and Minnis, H. (2022) Gender, addiction, and removal of children into care. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13, 887660. (doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.887660) (PMID:35722570) (PMCID:PMC9201045)

Haining, K., Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Ince, R. A.A. , Lawrie, S. M., Schultze-Lutter, F., Schwannauer, M. and Uhlhaas, P. J. (2022) Characterising cognitive heterogeneity in individuals at clinical high-risk for psychosis: a cluster analysis with clinical and functional outcome prediction. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 272(3), pp. 437-448. (doi: 10.1007/s00406-021-01315-2) (PMID:34401957)

Grent-'t-Jong, T. , Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Lawrie, S. M., Schwannauer, M., Schultze-Lutter, F., Williams, S. R. and Uhlhaas, P. J. (2022) MR-spectroscopy of GABA and glutamate/glutamine concentrations in auditory cortex in clinical high-risk for psychosis individuals. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13, 859322. (doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.859322) (PMID:35422722) (PMCID:PMC9002006)

Brunner, G., Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Krishnadas, R. , Lawrie, S. M., Schwannauer, M., Schultze-Lutter, F., Fracasso, A. and Uhlhaas, P. J. (2022) Hippocampal structural alterations in early-stage psychosis: specificity and relationship to clinical outcomes. NeuroImage: Clinical, 35, 103087. (doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2022.103087) (PMID:35780662) (PMCID:PMC9421451)

2021

Haining, K., Karagiorgou, O., Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Lawrie, S. M., Schwannauer, M., Schultze-Lutter, F. and Uhlhaas, P. J. (2021) Prevalence and predictors of suicidality and non-suicidal self-harm among individuals at clinical high-risk for psychosis: results from a community-recruited sample. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 15(5), pp. 1256-1265. (doi: 10.1111/eip.13075) (PMID:33372364) (PMCID:PMC8451831)

Grent-'T-Jong, T. , Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Krishnadas, R. , Lawrie, S. M., Schwannauer, M., Schultze-Lutter, F. and Uhlhaas, P. J. (2021) 40-Hz auditory steady-state responses characterize circuit dysfunctions and predict clinical outcomes in clinical-high-risk participants: a magnetoencephalography study. Biological Psychiatry, 90(6), pp. 419-429. (doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2021.03.018) (PMID:34116790)

Haining, K., Brunner, G., Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Lawrie, S. M., Schwannauer, M., Schultze-Lutter, F. and Uhlhaas, P. J. (2021) The relationship between cognitive deficits and impaired short-term functional outcome in clinical high-risk for psychosis participants: a machine learning and modelling approach. Schizophrenia Research, 231, pp. 24-31. (doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2021.02.019) (PMID:33744682)

Wilson, N., Robb, E., Gajwani, R. and Minnis, H. (2021) Nature and nurture? A review of the literature on childhood maltreatment and genetic factors in the pathogenesis of borderline personality disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 137, pp. 131-146. (doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2020.12.025) (PMID:33677217)

Gajwani, R. , Dinkler, L., Lundström, S., Lichtenstein, P., Gillberg, C. and Minnis, H. (2021) Mania symptoms in a Swedish longitudinal population study: the roles of childhood trauma and neurodevelopmental disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 280(Part A), pp. 450-456. (doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.10.076)

Staines, L., Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Lawrie, S. M., Schwannauer, M., Schultze-Lutter, F. and Uhlhaas, P. J. (2021) Duration of basic and attenuated-psychotic symptoms in individuals at clinical high risk for psychosis: pattern of symptom onset and effects of duration on functioning and cognition. BMC Psychiatry, 21, 339. (doi: 10.1186/s12888-021-03267-2) (PMID:34233651) (PMCID:PMC8265048)

2020

Zikidi, K., Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Lawrie, S. M., Schwannauer, M., Schultze-Lutter, F., Fracasso, A. and Uhlhaas, P. J. (2020) Grey-matter abnormalities in clinical high-risk participants for psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 226, pp. 120-128. (doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2019.08.034) (PMID:31740178) (PMCID:PMC7774586)

Kocsis, A., Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Lawrie, S. M., Schwannauer, M., Schultze-Lutter, F., Grent-'t-Jong, T. and Uhlhaas, P. J. (2020) Altered autonomic function in individuals at clinical high risk for psychosis. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11, 580503. (doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.580503)

Grent-'T-Jong, T. , Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Krishnadas, R. , Lawrie, S., Schwannauer, M., Schultze-Lutte, F. and Uhlhaas, P. (2020) Association of magnetoencephalographically measured high-frequency oscillations in visual cortex with circuit dysfunctions in local and large-scale networks during emerging psychosis. JAMA Psychiatry, 77(8), pp. 852-862. (doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.0284) (PMID:32211834) (PMCID:PMC7097849)

Young-Southward, G., Svelnys, C., Gajwani, R. , Bosquet Enlow, M. and Minnis, H. (2020) Child maltreatment, autonomic nervous system responsivity, and psychopathology: current state of the literature and future directions. Child Maltreatment, 25(1), pp. 3-19. (doi: 10.1177/1077559519848497) (PMID:31177826)

Haining, K., Matrunola, C., Mitchell, L., Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Lawrie, S. M., Schwannauer, M., Schultze-Lutter, F. and Uhlhaas, P. J. (2020) Neuropsychological deficits in participants at clinical high risk for psychosis recruited from the community: relationships to functioning and clinical symptoms. Psychological Medicine, 50(1), pp. 77-85. (doi: 10.1017/S0033291718003975) (PMID:30862319)

2019

Kular, A., Perry, B. I., Brown, L., Gajwani, R. , Jasini, R., Islam, Z., Birchwood, M. and Singh, S. P. (2019) Stigma and access to care in first-episode psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 13(5), pp. 1208-1213. (doi: 10.1111/eip.12756) (PMID:30411522)

McDonald, M., Christoforidou, E., Van Rijsbergen, N. , Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Lawrie, S. M., Schwannauer, M., Schultze-Lutter, F. and Uhlhaas, P. (2019) Using online-screening in the general population to detect participants at clinical high-risk for psychosis. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 45(3), pp. 600-609. (doi: 10.1093/schbul/sby069) (PMID:29889271) (PMCID:PMC6483579)

Perry, B. I., Kular, A., Brown, L., Gajwani, R. , Jasani, R., Birchwood, M. and Singh, S. P. (2019) The association between treatment beliefs and engagement in care in first episode psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 204, pp. 409-410. (doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2018.07.039) (PMID:30100109)

2018

Gajwani, R. , Larkin, M. and Jackson, C. (2018) “What is the point of life?”: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of suicide in young men with first-episode psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 12(6), pp. 1120-127. (doi: 10.1111/eip.12425) (PMID:28418116)

Gajwani, R. , Dinkler, L., Lundström, S., Lichtenstein, P., Gillberg, C. and Minnis, H. (2018) Adverse Childhood Experiences and Neurodevelopmental Disorders – A Double Jeopardy for Juvenile Mania? IEPA 11th International Conference on Early Intervention in Mental Health – “Prevention and Early Intervention: Broadening the Scope”, Boston, MA, USA, 07-10 Oct 2018. (doi: 10.1111/eip.12723)

Grent-‘t-Jong, T. et al. (2018) Resting-state gamma-band power alterations in schizophrenia reveal functional E/I-balance abnormalities across illness-stages. eLife, 7, e37799. (doi: 10.7554/eLife.37799) (PMID:30260771) (PMCID:PMC6160226)

Grent-'t-Jong, T. et al. (2018) Acute ketamine dysregulates task-related gamma-band oscillations in thalamo-cortical circuits in schizophrenia. Brain, 141(8), pp. 2511-2526. (doi: 10.1093/brain/awy175) (PMID:30020423) (PMCID:PMC6061682)

2017

Singh, S. P. et al. (2017) A prospective, quantitative study of mental health act assessments in England following the 2007 amendments to the 1983 act: did the changes fulfill their promise? BMC Psychiatry, 17, 246. (doi: 10.1186/s12888-017-1391-2) (PMID:28693512) (PMCID:PMC5504787)

Dinkler, L., Lundström, S., Gajwani, R. , Lichtenstein, P., Gillberg, C. and Minnis, H. (2017) Maltreatment-associated neurodevelopmental disorders: a co-twin control analysis. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58(6), pp. 691-701. (doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12682) (PMID:28094432)

Uhlhaas, P. J. , Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Lawrie, S. M. and Schwannauer, M. (2017) The Youth Mental Health Risk and Resilience Study (YouR-Study). BMC Psychiatry, 17, 43. (doi: 10.1186/s12888-017-1206-5) (PMID:28125984) (PMCID:PMC5270216)

2016

Casey, D., Brown, L., Gajwani, R. , Islam, Z., Jasani, R., Parsons, H., Tah, P., Birchwood, M. and Singh, S. P. (2016) Predictors of engagement in first-episode psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 175(1-3), pp. 204-208. (doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2016.04.030)

Gajwani, R. , Parsons, H., Birchwood, M. and Singh, S. P. (2016) Ethnicity and detention: are Black and minority ethnic (BME) groups disproportionately detained under the Mental Health Act 2007? Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 51(5), pp. 703-711. (doi: 10.1007/s00127-016-1181-z) (PMID:26886264)

Glass, S., Gajwani, R. and Turner-Halliday, F. (2016) Does quantitative research in child maltreatment tell the whole story? The need for mixed-methods approaches to explore the effects of maltreatment in infancy. Scientific World Journal, 2016, 1869673. (doi: 10.1155/2016/1869673)

2015

Singh, S. P., Brown, L., Winsper, C., Gajwani, R. , Islam, Z., Jasani, R., Parsons, H., Rabbie-Khan, F. and Birchwood, M. (2015) Ethnicity and pathways to care during first episode psychosis: the role of cultural illness attributions. BMC Psychiatry, 15, 287. (doi: 10.1186/s12888-015-0665-9) (PMID:26573297) (PMCID:PMC4647639)

2013

Singh, S., Islam, Z., Brown, L., Gajwani, R. , Jasani, R., Rabiee, F. and Parsons, H. (2013) Ethnicity, detention and early intervention: reducing inequalities and improving outcomes for black and minority ethnic patients: the ENRICH programme, a mixed-methods study. Programme Grants for Applied Research, 1(3), (doi: 10.3310/pgfar01030)

Gajwani, R. , Patterson, P. and Birchwood, M. (2013) Attachment: developmental pathways to affective dysregulation in young people at ultra-high risk of developing psychosis. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 52(4), pp. 424-437. (doi: 10.1111/bjc.12027)

Ohlhausen, I., Gajwani, R. , Pereira, B., Phull, M. and Tolosa, I. (2013) Pilot study and evaluation: screening and responding to distress of cancer patients in Birmingham (UK) with the Distress Thermometer and the Problem Checklist. Psycho-Oncology, 22(Sup 1), p. 21. (doi: 10.1111/j.1099-1611.2013.03239.x)

Phull, M., Beale, E., Gajwani, R. , Ohlhausen, I., Pereira, B., Rahemtulla, F., Rennalls, S., Rose, C. and Tolosa, I. (2013) Patients satisfaction with outpatient oncology consultations using the distress thermometer: comparison of two cohorts (2007 and 2012). In: British Psychosocial Oncology 2013 Conference, Southampton, UK, 17-18 Jan 2013, S22. (doi: 10.10002/pon.3239)

2012

Gajwani, R. (2012) Developmental vulnerabilities and affective dysregulation in psychosis continuum. In: 3rd Biennial Schizophrenia International Research Conference, Florence, Italy, 14-18 Apr 2012, p. 136. (doi: 10.1016/S0920-9964(12)70243-8)

2011

Singh, S.P., Brown, L.A., Gajwani, R. , Jasani, R. and Islam, Z. (2011) Culture and ethnicity: the missing dimensions of untreated psychosis. In: 3rd North American Congress of Epidemiology, Montreal, QC, Canada, 21-23 Jun 2011, S311. (doi: 10.1093/aje/kwr181)

2010

Gajwani, R. , Singh, S. P. and Jasani, R. (2010) Ethnicity and detention: determinants of ethnic differences in the process and outcome of mental health act (MHA) assessments. In: 2nd Biennial Schizophrenia International Research Conference, Florence, Italy, 10-14 Apr 2010, pp. 294-295. (doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2010.02.492)

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Number of items: 46.

Articles

Minnis, H. et al. (2024) The bio-exposome: intracellular processes, stress physiology and the environment. Nature Mental Health, 2(2), pp. 132-140. (doi: 10.1038/s44220-023-00180-3)

Dheerendra, P. , Grent-'t-Jong, T. , Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Krishnadas, R. , Lawrie, S. M., Schwannauer, M., Schultze-Lutter, F. and Uhlhaas, P. J. (2023) Intact mismatch negativity responses in clinical high-risk for psychosis and first-episode psychosis: evidence from source-reconstructed event-related fields and time-frequency data. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, (doi: 10.1016/j.bpsc.2023.09.006) (PMID:37778724) (Early Online Publication)

Hua, L. et al. (2023) Thalamo-cortical circuits during sensory attenuation in emerging psychosis: a combined magnetoencephalography and dynamic causal modelling study. npj Schizophrenia, 9, 25. (doi: 10.1038/s41537-023-00341-4) (PMID:37117187) (PMCID:PMC10147678)

Astle, D. E. et al. (2023) We need timely access to mental health data: implications of the Goldacre review. Lancet Psychiatry, 10(4), pp. 242-244. (doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(23)00030-5) (PMID:36931773)

Stiles, C., Batchelor, R., Gumley, A. and Gajwani, R. (2023) Experiences of stigma and discrimination in borderline personality disorder: a systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis. Journal of Personality Disorders, 37(2), pp. 177-194. (doi: 10.1521/pedi.2023.37.2.177) (PMID:37002935)

Russell, L., Gajwani, R. , Turner, F. and Minnis, H. (2023) Where are the children?: Addiction workers’ knowledge of clients’ offspring and related risks. International Journal on Child Maltreatment, (doi: 10.1007/s42448-023-00158-9) (Early Online Publication)

Bianciardi, B., Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Lawrie, S. M., Moelling, M., Schwannauer, M., Schultze-Lutter, F., Fracasso, A. and Uhlhaas, P. J. (2023) Investigating temporal and prosodic markers in clinical high-risk for psychosis participants using automated acoustic analysis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 17(3), pp. 327-330. (doi: 10.1111/eip.13357) (PMID:36205386)

Gajwani, R. and Minnis, H. (2023) Double jeopardy: implications of neurodevelopmental conditions and adverse childhood experiences for child health. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 32(1), pp. 1-4. (doi: 10.1007/s00787-022-02081-9) (PMID:36156745) (PMCID:PMC9908716)

Gajwani, R. , Wilson, N., Nelson, R., Gumley, A. I. , Smith, M. and Minnis, H. (2022) Recruiting and exploring vulnerabilities among young people at risk, or in the early stages of serious mental illness (borderline personality disorder and first episode psychosis). Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13, 943509. (doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.943509) (PMID:35990053) (PMCID:PMC9386049)

Minnis, H. , Gajwani, R. and Ougrin, D. (2022) Editorial: early intervention and prevention of severe mental illness: a child and adolescent psychiatry perspective. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13, 963602. (doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.963602) (PMID:35873256) (PMCID:PMC9301369)

Russell, L., Gajwani, R. , Turner, F. and Minnis, H. (2022) Gender, addiction, and removal of children into care. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13, 887660. (doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.887660) (PMID:35722570) (PMCID:PMC9201045)

Haining, K., Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Ince, R. A.A. , Lawrie, S. M., Schultze-Lutter, F., Schwannauer, M. and Uhlhaas, P. J. (2022) Characterising cognitive heterogeneity in individuals at clinical high-risk for psychosis: a cluster analysis with clinical and functional outcome prediction. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 272(3), pp. 437-448. (doi: 10.1007/s00406-021-01315-2) (PMID:34401957)

Grent-'t-Jong, T. , Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Lawrie, S. M., Schwannauer, M., Schultze-Lutter, F., Williams, S. R. and Uhlhaas, P. J. (2022) MR-spectroscopy of GABA and glutamate/glutamine concentrations in auditory cortex in clinical high-risk for psychosis individuals. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13, 859322. (doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.859322) (PMID:35422722) (PMCID:PMC9002006)

Brunner, G., Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Krishnadas, R. , Lawrie, S. M., Schwannauer, M., Schultze-Lutter, F., Fracasso, A. and Uhlhaas, P. J. (2022) Hippocampal structural alterations in early-stage psychosis: specificity and relationship to clinical outcomes. NeuroImage: Clinical, 35, 103087. (doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2022.103087) (PMID:35780662) (PMCID:PMC9421451)

Haining, K., Karagiorgou, O., Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Lawrie, S. M., Schwannauer, M., Schultze-Lutter, F. and Uhlhaas, P. J. (2021) Prevalence and predictors of suicidality and non-suicidal self-harm among individuals at clinical high-risk for psychosis: results from a community-recruited sample. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 15(5), pp. 1256-1265. (doi: 10.1111/eip.13075) (PMID:33372364) (PMCID:PMC8451831)

Grent-'T-Jong, T. , Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Krishnadas, R. , Lawrie, S. M., Schwannauer, M., Schultze-Lutter, F. and Uhlhaas, P. J. (2021) 40-Hz auditory steady-state responses characterize circuit dysfunctions and predict clinical outcomes in clinical-high-risk participants: a magnetoencephalography study. Biological Psychiatry, 90(6), pp. 419-429. (doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2021.03.018) (PMID:34116790)

Haining, K., Brunner, G., Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Lawrie, S. M., Schwannauer, M., Schultze-Lutter, F. and Uhlhaas, P. J. (2021) The relationship between cognitive deficits and impaired short-term functional outcome in clinical high-risk for psychosis participants: a machine learning and modelling approach. Schizophrenia Research, 231, pp. 24-31. (doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2021.02.019) (PMID:33744682)

Wilson, N., Robb, E., Gajwani, R. and Minnis, H. (2021) Nature and nurture? A review of the literature on childhood maltreatment and genetic factors in the pathogenesis of borderline personality disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 137, pp. 131-146. (doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2020.12.025) (PMID:33677217)

Gajwani, R. , Dinkler, L., Lundström, S., Lichtenstein, P., Gillberg, C. and Minnis, H. (2021) Mania symptoms in a Swedish longitudinal population study: the roles of childhood trauma and neurodevelopmental disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 280(Part A), pp. 450-456. (doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.10.076)

Staines, L., Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Lawrie, S. M., Schwannauer, M., Schultze-Lutter, F. and Uhlhaas, P. J. (2021) Duration of basic and attenuated-psychotic symptoms in individuals at clinical high risk for psychosis: pattern of symptom onset and effects of duration on functioning and cognition. BMC Psychiatry, 21, 339. (doi: 10.1186/s12888-021-03267-2) (PMID:34233651) (PMCID:PMC8265048)

Zikidi, K., Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Lawrie, S. M., Schwannauer, M., Schultze-Lutter, F., Fracasso, A. and Uhlhaas, P. J. (2020) Grey-matter abnormalities in clinical high-risk participants for psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 226, pp. 120-128. (doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2019.08.034) (PMID:31740178) (PMCID:PMC7774586)

Kocsis, A., Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Lawrie, S. M., Schwannauer, M., Schultze-Lutter, F., Grent-'t-Jong, T. and Uhlhaas, P. J. (2020) Altered autonomic function in individuals at clinical high risk for psychosis. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11, 580503. (doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.580503)

Grent-'T-Jong, T. , Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Krishnadas, R. , Lawrie, S., Schwannauer, M., Schultze-Lutte, F. and Uhlhaas, P. (2020) Association of magnetoencephalographically measured high-frequency oscillations in visual cortex with circuit dysfunctions in local and large-scale networks during emerging psychosis. JAMA Psychiatry, 77(8), pp. 852-862. (doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.0284) (PMID:32211834) (PMCID:PMC7097849)

Young-Southward, G., Svelnys, C., Gajwani, R. , Bosquet Enlow, M. and Minnis, H. (2020) Child maltreatment, autonomic nervous system responsivity, and psychopathology: current state of the literature and future directions. Child Maltreatment, 25(1), pp. 3-19. (doi: 10.1177/1077559519848497) (PMID:31177826)

Haining, K., Matrunola, C., Mitchell, L., Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Lawrie, S. M., Schwannauer, M., Schultze-Lutter, F. and Uhlhaas, P. J. (2020) Neuropsychological deficits in participants at clinical high risk for psychosis recruited from the community: relationships to functioning and clinical symptoms. Psychological Medicine, 50(1), pp. 77-85. (doi: 10.1017/S0033291718003975) (PMID:30862319)

Kular, A., Perry, B. I., Brown, L., Gajwani, R. , Jasini, R., Islam, Z., Birchwood, M. and Singh, S. P. (2019) Stigma and access to care in first-episode psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 13(5), pp. 1208-1213. (doi: 10.1111/eip.12756) (PMID:30411522)

McDonald, M., Christoforidou, E., Van Rijsbergen, N. , Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Lawrie, S. M., Schwannauer, M., Schultze-Lutter, F. and Uhlhaas, P. (2019) Using online-screening in the general population to detect participants at clinical high-risk for psychosis. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 45(3), pp. 600-609. (doi: 10.1093/schbul/sby069) (PMID:29889271) (PMCID:PMC6483579)

Perry, B. I., Kular, A., Brown, L., Gajwani, R. , Jasani, R., Birchwood, M. and Singh, S. P. (2019) The association between treatment beliefs and engagement in care in first episode psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 204, pp. 409-410. (doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2018.07.039) (PMID:30100109)

Gajwani, R. , Larkin, M. and Jackson, C. (2018) “What is the point of life?”: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of suicide in young men with first-episode psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 12(6), pp. 1120-127. (doi: 10.1111/eip.12425) (PMID:28418116)

Grent-‘t-Jong, T. et al. (2018) Resting-state gamma-band power alterations in schizophrenia reveal functional E/I-balance abnormalities across illness-stages. eLife, 7, e37799. (doi: 10.7554/eLife.37799) (PMID:30260771) (PMCID:PMC6160226)

Grent-'t-Jong, T. et al. (2018) Acute ketamine dysregulates task-related gamma-band oscillations in thalamo-cortical circuits in schizophrenia. Brain, 141(8), pp. 2511-2526. (doi: 10.1093/brain/awy175) (PMID:30020423) (PMCID:PMC6061682)

Singh, S. P. et al. (2017) A prospective, quantitative study of mental health act assessments in England following the 2007 amendments to the 1983 act: did the changes fulfill their promise? BMC Psychiatry, 17, 246. (doi: 10.1186/s12888-017-1391-2) (PMID:28693512) (PMCID:PMC5504787)

Dinkler, L., Lundström, S., Gajwani, R. , Lichtenstein, P., Gillberg, C. and Minnis, H. (2017) Maltreatment-associated neurodevelopmental disorders: a co-twin control analysis. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58(6), pp. 691-701. (doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12682) (PMID:28094432)

Uhlhaas, P. J. , Gajwani, R. , Gross, J. , Gumley, A. I. , Lawrie, S. M. and Schwannauer, M. (2017) The Youth Mental Health Risk and Resilience Study (YouR-Study). BMC Psychiatry, 17, 43. (doi: 10.1186/s12888-017-1206-5) (PMID:28125984) (PMCID:PMC5270216)

Casey, D., Brown, L., Gajwani, R. , Islam, Z., Jasani, R., Parsons, H., Tah, P., Birchwood, M. and Singh, S. P. (2016) Predictors of engagement in first-episode psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 175(1-3), pp. 204-208. (doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2016.04.030)

Gajwani, R. , Parsons, H., Birchwood, M. and Singh, S. P. (2016) Ethnicity and detention: are Black and minority ethnic (BME) groups disproportionately detained under the Mental Health Act 2007? Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 51(5), pp. 703-711. (doi: 10.1007/s00127-016-1181-z) (PMID:26886264)

Glass, S., Gajwani, R. and Turner-Halliday, F. (2016) Does quantitative research in child maltreatment tell the whole story? The need for mixed-methods approaches to explore the effects of maltreatment in infancy. Scientific World Journal, 2016, 1869673. (doi: 10.1155/2016/1869673)

Singh, S. P., Brown, L., Winsper, C., Gajwani, R. , Islam, Z., Jasani, R., Parsons, H., Rabbie-Khan, F. and Birchwood, M. (2015) Ethnicity and pathways to care during first episode psychosis: the role of cultural illness attributions. BMC Psychiatry, 15, 287. (doi: 10.1186/s12888-015-0665-9) (PMID:26573297) (PMCID:PMC4647639)

Singh, S., Islam, Z., Brown, L., Gajwani, R. , Jasani, R., Rabiee, F. and Parsons, H. (2013) Ethnicity, detention and early intervention: reducing inequalities and improving outcomes for black and minority ethnic patients: the ENRICH programme, a mixed-methods study. Programme Grants for Applied Research, 1(3), (doi: 10.3310/pgfar01030)

Gajwani, R. , Patterson, P. and Birchwood, M. (2013) Attachment: developmental pathways to affective dysregulation in young people at ultra-high risk of developing psychosis. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 52(4), pp. 424-437. (doi: 10.1111/bjc.12027)

Ohlhausen, I., Gajwani, R. , Pereira, B., Phull, M. and Tolosa, I. (2013) Pilot study and evaluation: screening and responding to distress of cancer patients in Birmingham (UK) with the Distress Thermometer and the Problem Checklist. Psycho-Oncology, 22(Sup 1), p. 21. (doi: 10.1111/j.1099-1611.2013.03239.x)

Conference or Workshop Item

Gajwani, R. , Dinkler, L., Lundström, S., Lichtenstein, P., Gillberg, C. and Minnis, H. (2018) Adverse Childhood Experiences and Neurodevelopmental Disorders – A Double Jeopardy for Juvenile Mania? IEPA 11th International Conference on Early Intervention in Mental Health – “Prevention and Early Intervention: Broadening the Scope”, Boston, MA, USA, 07-10 Oct 2018. (doi: 10.1111/eip.12723)

Conference Proceedings

Phull, M., Beale, E., Gajwani, R. , Ohlhausen, I., Pereira, B., Rahemtulla, F., Rennalls, S., Rose, C. and Tolosa, I. (2013) Patients satisfaction with outpatient oncology consultations using the distress thermometer: comparison of two cohorts (2007 and 2012). In: British Psychosocial Oncology 2013 Conference, Southampton, UK, 17-18 Jan 2013, S22. (doi: 10.10002/pon.3239)

Gajwani, R. (2012) Developmental vulnerabilities and affective dysregulation in psychosis continuum. In: 3rd Biennial Schizophrenia International Research Conference, Florence, Italy, 14-18 Apr 2012, p. 136. (doi: 10.1016/S0920-9964(12)70243-8)

Singh, S.P., Brown, L.A., Gajwani, R. , Jasani, R. and Islam, Z. (2011) Culture and ethnicity: the missing dimensions of untreated psychosis. In: 3rd North American Congress of Epidemiology, Montreal, QC, Canada, 21-23 Jun 2011, S311. (doi: 10.1093/aje/kwr181)

Gajwani, R. , Singh, S. P. and Jasani, R. (2010) Ethnicity and detention: determinants of ethnic differences in the process and outcome of mental health act (MHA) assessments. In: 2nd Biennial Schizophrenia International Research Conference, Florence, Italy, 10-14 Apr 2010, pp. 294-295. (doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2010.02.492)

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Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • NHS Ayrshire and Arran Clinical Fellowship
    NHS Ayrshire & Arran
    2024 - 2024
     
  • Care experienced young adults in Polmont
    The Why Not? Trust
    2023 - 2023
     
  • Essence D Action Research
    Specialist Children`s Services NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
    2022 - 2023
     
  • The BRIDGE project: A feasibility randomised controlled trial of brief, intensive assessment and integrated formulation for young people (age 14-24) early in the course of borderline personality disorder
    MQ: Transforming Mental Health
    2021 - 2024
     
  • The GENESIS project: Global Mental Health Evaluation of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct
    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
    2020 - 2021
     
  • Working on Hearts and Minds
    Chief Scientist Office
    2018 - 2018
     
  • From attachment to psychopathology: Affective dysregulation and neurodevelopmental disorder in young people at-risk of severe and enduring mental illness
    NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
    2016 - 2018
     
  • Using Magnetoencephalography to Investigate Aberrant Neural Synchrony in Prodromal Schizophrenia: A Translational Biomarker Approach
    Medical Research Council
    2014 - 2018
     

Supervision

Students (current) 

Dr Lynda Russell               ‘Study to investigate the feasibility of developing a psychological                                               intervention to support mothers within NHS Addiction Services who                                           have had their children removed’

Dr Jason Lang                   ‘The ESSENCE of neurodevelopment assessments and interventions                                          in young people’

Kirsty McAllister               ‘Early assessment and intervention for borderline personality disorder                                         with young people in the general population’

Dr Naomi Wilson              ‘Neurodevelopmental multimorbidity and adversity: implications on                                           health outcomes’

 

Trainee Clinical-Psychologists

Ciara Stiles (completed)                 Exploring Neurodevelopmental Profiles of Young People with                                                      Borderline Personality Disorder: A Feasibility Study

Laura Blood (completed)                An IPA exploration of parents’ experiences of their child                                                            receiving a diagnosis of autism using a reframed approach

Benjamin Brandrett (Current)         Functional impairment in young people early in the course                                                        of Borderline Personality Disorder

Kyle Dutton (Current)                    Where is the Care? Investigating Pathways to Care for                                                              young people with features of Borderline Personality                                                                Disorder 

Joy Fasan (Current)                       The Experiences of Family and Friends of Young People with                                                      Features of Borderline Personality Disorder in the BRIDGE                                                          Project

Harinderjit Rinku Sandhu (Current) Exploring Indian women’s experiences and views of                                                                  maternity services in Scotland

 

 

Teaching

I have contributed to the development of undergraduate psychiatry curriculum. I am involved in teaching and supervising on the DClinPsych course, BMedSci, Global MH masters and psychiatry higher trainees around neurodevelopment, trauma, psychological therapy, resilience and, early intervention and prevention. 

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2017, 2021: Exceptional contribution to Clinical Research (University of Glasgow)

Research fellowships

  • 2020 - 2024: MQ Fellowship

Editorial boards

  • 2020 - 2022: Frontiers in Psychiatry (Guest Editor)
  • 2022 - Current: Frontiers in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Associate Editor)
  • 2017 - 2017: Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425)

Professional & learned societies

  • 2020 - 2021: Advisory member for post COVID commission on 'Building National Resilience', Royal Society of Edinburgh