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Roshan das Nair

Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Honorary Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Prof Roshan dasNair is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Research Tutor with the Trent Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, based at the Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology. He is also the Chief Investigator of the NIHR-HTA funded Rehabilitation of Memory in Brain Injuries (ReMemBrIn) trial (www.remembrin.org), NIHR-HTA funded Cognitive Rehabilitation of Attention and Memory in Multiple Sclerosis (CRAMMS) trial, and NIHR-RfPB funded Home-based Pre-surgical Psychological Intervention for Knee Osteoarthritis (HAPPiKNEES) trial.

Prof dasNair completed his training in Clinical Psychology at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in India and his PhD in Psychology from the University of Nottingham, UK.

Expertise Summary

Prof dasNair's clinical and research interest focuses on two broad areas: (i) Psychological neuropsychological aspects of long-term physical health conditions, and (ii) Social and psychological constructions of gender, sex, and sexuality.

Prof dasNair has worked on neuropsychology-related projects in India and the UK. His main interest relates to the application of clinical and neuropsychology models and theories to long-term health conditions; from development of research ideas through to evaluation of effectiveness of complex intervention and implementation research. He has conducted randomised controlled trials of psychological and neuropsychological interventions for long-term conditions, and is currently conducting UK's largest trial of memory rehabilitation in brain injuries (ReMemBrIn) trial, and the largest trial on cognitive rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis.

Prof dasNair has previously worked in the areas of sex, sexuality, and HIV/AIDS in Zambia and India. Prof dasNair was the Editor-in-Chief of the Psychology of Sexualities Review of the British Psychological Society's (BPS) Psychology of Sexualities Section. He was also their representative on the International Psychology Network for LGBTI Issues. He was a member of the Working Party responsible for writing the BPS guidelines on Working Therapeutically with Sexual and Gender Minority Clients, and the position paper on Therapies Attempting to Change Sexual Orientation. His major academic interests include HIV and sexual health in marginalised populations, the interface between ethnicity and sexuality, disability and sexuality, critical theory and cultural studies, and neuropsychological issues related to HIV infection. His book (with Dr Catherine Butler) Intersectionality, Sexuality, and Psychological Therapies was published in 2012 by Wiley-Blackwell.

Research Summary

Neurological conditions

Rehabilitation of Memory in Brain Injuries: A Phase III multi-centre randomised controlled trial (Funded by NIHR - Health Technology Assessment)

Cognitive Rehabilitation of Attention and Memory for people with Multiple Sclerosis: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial (Funded by NIHR - Health Technology Assessment)

Delivering cognitive rehabilitation to people with Multiple Sclerosis (Funded by MS Society PhD studentship)

Understanding how group-based interventions work: a social identity approach to neurological adjustment groups (Funded by ESRC & MS Society studentships)

Behavioural activation therapy for treating post -stroke depression: a feasibility randomised controlled trial (Funded by NIHR - Health Technology Assessment)

Pain/Osteoarthritis

Assessing surgical outcomes for osteoarthritis of the knee following short-term psychological therapy: A single blind feasibility randomised controlled trial (Funded by NIHR - Research for Patient Benefit)

Feasibility of a mindfulness-based intervention for patients with osteoarthritis related knee pain (Funded by NUH R&I and Nottingham University Hospitals Charity)

Other long-term conditions

Behavioural and emotional impact of early lung cancer detection testing (Funded by ESRC PhD studentships)

Selected Publications

Radford, K., dasNair, R., Fry, D., Cook., H. (2015). Exploring the use of a mobile phone app for people with traumatic brain injuries. Hermes Fellowships and Brain in Hand PhD studentship. £54,327

Hall, M., Doherty, M,. Zhang, W., Scammell, B., dasNair, R., Diver, C., White, S., & Neil, K. (2015). Feasibility of a mindfulness-based intervention for patients with Osteoarthritis related knee pain. NUH R&I and Nottingham University Hospitals Charity Spring Pump Priming competition. £12,934

Drummond, A. & dasNair, R. (2014). Delivering cognitive rehabilitation to people with Multiple Sclerosis. MS Society PhD Studentship. £67,468

Thomas, S. (CI), Drummond, A., Walker, M., Lincoln, N., dasNair, R., Palmer, R., England, T., Cooper, C., Walters, S., & Latimer, N. (2014) Behavioural activation therapy for treating post -stroke depression: a feasibility randomised controlled trial (BATS). NIHR Health Technology Assessment. £497,523

Lincoln, N.B. (Co-CI), das Nair, R. (Co-CI), Drummond, A., Constantinescu, C., Montgomery, A., Morgan, M., & Phillips, C. (2014). Cognitive Rehabilitation of Attention and Memory for people with Multiple Sclerosis: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial. National Institute of Health Research - Health Technology Assessment. £1,167,000 (4 years).

dasNair, R., Moghaddam, N., & Scammell, B. (2014). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Chronic Pain in post-Total Knee Replacement Surgery: A pre-trial mixed methods study. Arthritis Research UK Pain Centre Pump-priming competition 2014. £4990

das Nair, R. (CI), Lincoln, N.B, Walsh, D., Phillips, C., Scammell, B., Leighton, P., Clarke, S., & Collier, D. (2013). Assessing surgical outcomes for osteoarthritis of the knee following short-term psychological therapy: A single blind feasibility randomised controlled trial. NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme: PB-PG- 0712-28076. £249, 895 (2 years).

Dineen, R., Chan, S., das Nair, R., & Auer D. (2013). Hippocampal dysfunction as a mechanism for cognitive deterioration following breast cancer chemotherapy - a pilot study. Pump-priming Competition 2013, Nottingham University Hospitals Charity and R&I. £9,920 (1 year).

das Nair, R. (CI), Lincoln, N.B., Phillips, C., Brain, N., Warren, G., Drummond, A., Pink, A., Sackley, C., Newby, G., & Thornton, J. (2012). Rehabilitation of Memory following Brain Injury - a phase III Randomised Controlled Trial. National Institute of Health Research - Health Technology Assessment. £1,061,864 (4 years)

Lincoln, N.B., & das Nair, R. (2012). Understanding how group-based interventions work: a social identity approach to adjustment groups for people with multiple sclerosis. MS Society Studentship. £65,669 (3 years).

Lincoln, N.B., das Nair, R., Hunt, N., & Smale, K. (2012). The contribution of identity processes to psychological adjustment in multiple sclerosis. ESRC studentship. £55,000 (3 years).

Lincoln, N.B, dasNair, R. & Bateman, A. (2012). Evaluation of Neuropage as a memory aid for people with multiple sclerosis. MS Society PhD Studentship. £73,245 (3 years)

Vedhara, K., Kendrick, D., Robertson, J., & das Nair, R. (2012). Examining the psychological and behavioural impact of early cancer detection in lung cancer. 2012 School of Community Health Sciences Studentship Competition. The University of Nottingham. £66,225 (3 years).

Vedhara, K., Kendrick, D., Robertson, J., & das Nair, R. (2012). Exploring the psychological impact of a test for early detection of lung cancer. 2012 School of Community Health Sciences Studentship Competition. The University of Nottingham. £66,225 (3 years).

Kendrick, D., Vedhara, K., & das Nair, R. (2012). Maximising recruitment in e-CDT trials: The lung cancer trial. Centre of Excellence for Autoimmunity in Cancers (CEAC) Sandpit Competition. £12,463 (1 year)

das Nair, R. (PI) & Lincoln, N. (2012). Comparing individual vs. group psychological adjustment interventions for people with multiple sclerosis: A pilot randomised controlled trial. Pump-priming Competition 2012, Nottingham University Hospitals Charity and R&I. £10,992 (6 months).

das Nair, R. (PI) & Mackinlay, D. (2010). Clinical Psychology support in Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassaemia. East Midlands Specialised Commissioning Group. £30,300 (1 year).

das Nair, R. (PI) (2008). Mapping of Counselling and Psychological Services for HIV and Sexual Health in Nottingham. The Delivery and Performance Nottingham City PCT - Local Operational Plan (non-recurrent-sexual health). £9,690 (1 year).

das Nair, R. (PI) & Lincoln, N. (2007). Rehabilitation of memory in brain injuries. Research Grant. REMEDI. £30,000 (2 years).

Glazebrook, C., Menon, A., das Nair, R. et al. (2007). Development Partnerships in Higher Education (DelPHE) grant. Department for International Development (DfID), UK. £28,000 (1 year).

Lincoln, N., Walker, M., das Nair, R. (2007). Memory rehabilitation following stroke. Allied Health Professionals Research Bursary. The Stroke Association, UK. £30,000 (3 years).

das Nair, R. & Menon, A. (2002). Assertiveness Training in School-based HIV/AIDS Programmes. Funded by VSO Zambia and National AIDS Council Zambia. £1000 (1year)

Past Research

Long-term physical health conditions

Comparing individual vs. group psychological adjustment interventions for people with multiple sclerosis: A pilot randomised controlled trial (Funded by NUH Charities and R&I)

Living with unpredictability in Multiple Sclerosis

The challenge of assessing accelerated long-term forgetting in temporal lobe epilepsy: an adaptation of existing memory tests and a new assessment

Investigating the effect of negative mood on memory self-report accuracy following traumatic brain injury and evaluation of the Modified Everyday Memory Questionnaire

Evaluation of questionnaire measures and Quantitative Sensory Testing for patients with knee osteoarthritis

The Experience of Awake Craniotomy from a Patients' Perspective

Patients' experience of spinal stimulation

Long-term psychosocial outcome of anoxic brain injury following cardiac arrest

Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures without psychogenic aetiology

Pain experiences and illness beliefs in people with knee osteoarthritis

Gender, sex, and sexuality

Intersectionality in relation to Black and Minority Ethnic lesbian, gay, bisexual and other sexual minorities

Exploring older Irish men's experiences of homosexuality and mental health in Ireland and the UK

The Impact of Partner's Pregnancy Loss on Black Men

Fathers' experiences of interacting with their premature infants

A Foucauldian Discourse Analysis exploring expert and individual accounts of sex addiction

Survivors of Female Perpetrated Sexual Abuse in childhood, and their Experiences of Disclosure

Discussing Sexuality after Traumatic Brain Injury: Perceptions of Health Professionals

Experiences of graded exposure based treatments for vaginismus

"Being a man": An exploration of Masculinities and their Relationship with Interpersonal Violence from a High Secure Hospital

South Asian women's discourse on termination of pregnancy: a qualitative study

Critical and discursive psychology

An analysis of staff discourse surrounding personality disorder

An Exploration of Clinical Psychologists' Constructions of Mental Health and its Effect on their Work with Service-users: A Qualitative Study

The impact of an unknown release date on the psychological wellbeing of people transferred from prison services to a high secure hospital

Do we all formulate? What is the process by which a non-clinical population do this?

Empathy: an exploration of the construct within the context of the therapeutic relationship

Attending to the body in therapy: exploring clients' experiences of sensorimotor psychotherapy

Is psychological flexibility related to a secure and adaptable sense of self?

Adopters' experience of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

Long Term Conditions Research Group

School of Medicine
Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing
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