Dr Lamiya Samad, post-doctoral research associate

Dr Lamiya Samad I am a health researcher with a master of public health medical qualification and PhD in child/public health. 

My role concentrates on services, teaching and research, including working with the research team on remote mental healthcare. I have co-ordinated training courses for the research and development team and have been involved in research grant applications and rapid response initiatives. 

The emotional health and wellbeing of children and adolescents is an area that has always been close to my heart. The team provides an environment where I can pursue my research interests in global health and applied mental health, which has meaningful impact. This includes various ways of engaging with people, sharing and disseminating research.


Original research article:

McCarthy L, Rowe K, Janes K, Rhodes T, Hackmann C, Samad L, Teague B, Wilson J. Best practice guidance for undertaking remote-delivery mental health research appointments. Nurse Researcher 2020, in-press.

Toth K, Samad L, Golden S, Johnston P, Hayes R, Ford T. What issues bring primary school children to counselling? Counselling and Psychotherapy Research 2020;20(4):571-79.

Samad L, Golden S, Naag N, Ford T. Counselling UK school children and young people for mental health problems: evaluating impact using the Strengths & Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) Predictive Algorithm (first draft paper, submitted).

Samad L, Cortina-Borja M, Sutcliffe AG, Marven S, Cameron JC, Bashir HE, et al. National hospital data for intussusception: Data linkage and retrospective analysis to assess quality and use in vaccine safety surveillance. Vaccine 2016;34:373-79.

Samad L, Cortina-Borja M, Bashir HE, Sutcliffe AG, Marven S, Cameron JC, et al. Intussusception incidence among infants in the UK and Republic of Ireland: a pre-rotavirus vaccine prospective surveillance study. Vaccine 2013;31:4098-102.

Samad L, Marven S, Bashir HE, Sutcliffe AG, Cameron JC, Lynn R, et al. Prospective surveillance study of the management of intussusception in UK and Irish infants. Br J Surgery 2012;99:411-15.

Samad L, Tate AR, Dezateux C, Peckham C, Butler N, Bedford H. Differences in risk factors for partial and no immunisation in the first year of life: prospective cohort study. BMJ 2006;332:1312-13.

Samad L, Butler N, Peckham C, Bedford H. Incomplete immunisation uptake in infancy: maternal reasons. Vaccine 2006;24:6823-29.

Samad L, Hollis C, Prince M, Goodman R. Child and adolescent psychopathology in a developing country: testing the validity of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (Urdu version). Int Journal Methods Psychiatr Res 2005;14:158-66.

Ali BS, Rahbar MH, Naeem S, Tareen AL, Gul A, Samad L. Prevalence of and factors associated with anxiety and depression among women in a lower middle class semi-urban community of Karachi, Pakistan. J Pak Med Assoc 2002;52:513-17.


Book chapter:

Dezateux C, Foster L, Tate R, Walton S, Samad L, Bedford H, et al. Children’s health In: the Millennium Cohort Study (Chapter) Dex S & Joshi H editors, Children of the 21st Century (Volume 1) Policy Press, 2005. ISBN 1861346883.



Samad L, Cortina-Borja M, Sutcliffe AG, Marven S, Cameron JC, Bashir HE, et al. Background incidence rates of intussusception among children in England. Arch Dis Child 2015;100:Suppl 3 A4 doi:10.1136.

Samad L, Bashir HE, Marven S, Cameron JC, Lyn R, Taylor B. Intussusception in the first year of life: a UK national surveillance study. Arch Dis Child 2010;95:Suppl 1 A1 doi:10.1136.


Letter to the editor:

Samad L, Sutcliffe AG. Case 12-2012: An infant with vomiting. N Engl J Med 2012;367(2):186.

Samad L, Marven S, El Bashir H, Cameron JC, Lynn R, Taylor B. Intussusception in children less than 12 months of age. J Pediatr Surg 2008;43:2136.

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