Miss Sandhya Duggal

 

Doctoral Researcher

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Contact details

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
School of Health & Population Sciences
Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Theme 8
90 Vincent Drive
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

PhD Title: An exploration of the cultural and social factors which influence Indian Punjabi men’s health beliefs and how they shape perceptions of risk related to type 2 Diabetes

Supervisors: Dr Sabi Redwood, Dr Sheila Greenfield, Dr Parth Narendran and Dr William Drever

Sandhya Duggal is a Doctoral Researcher in the School of Health and Population Sciences at the University of Birmingham. Her interests focus on the health beliefs and perceptions of risk of type 2 Diabetes amongst one of the largest south Asian sub groups within the UK; Indian Punjabi men. Her PhD examines how social and cultural factors influence health beliefs and the risk of illnesses such as type 2 Diabetes.

Qualifications

  • BA in Sociology, University of Leicester, 2008
  • MA in Sociology, University of Warwick, 2009

Biography

Sandhya completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester. After completing her degree, Sandhya went on to complete an MA in Sociology at the University of Warwick and completed a dissertation on the discursive analysis of women’s health talk online.

Research

British Sociological Association (BSA)

Other activities

Sandhya has facilitated teaching seminars with medical undergraduates at the University of Birmingham during 2011 and has included modules within Medicine in Society such as; moral concern, beliefs about medicine and communication skills.

Publications

Duggal, S., and Sidhu, M. (forthcoming) Embodiment, Identity and Power: reflecting on the experience of being a South Asian researcher

Conference presentation/posters:

Duggal, S. An exploration of the cultural and social factors which influence Indian Punjabi men’s health beliefs and how they shape perceptions of risk related to type 2 Diabetes; Preliminary findings, U21 Poster Conference, University of Birmingham (2011)

Duggal, S. An exploration of the cultural and social factors which influence Indian Punjabi men’s health beliefs and how they shape perceptions of risk related to type 2 Diabetes; Preliminary findings, 7th National Conference of the Primary care diabetes conference, Birmingham (2011)

Duggal, S. Cultural and social factors which influence Indian Punjabi men’s health beliefs and how they shape perceptions of risk related to type 2 Diabetes, South Asian Health Foundation Conference, Birmingham, (2011)

Duggal, S. Diabetes and Indian Punjabi men; social and cultural effects on the perception of risk, SDO Delivering better health services, Liverpool, (2011).
Heath, G., Cameron, E., Sidhu, M., Duggal, S., Yeats, R.M, Gale, N. & Redwood, S. Exploring the benefits of collaborative supervision for PhD students. Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Birmingham, 2011.

Duggal, S. Diabetes and Indian Punjabi men; social and cultural effects on the perception of risk. Research Poster Conference, University of Birmingham, June 2010

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