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I have worked within various disciplines across the voluntary, statutory and private sector to develop practice with vulnerable clients including domestic violence, older adults, housing, challenging behaviour, and mental health.
I have also worked in various clinical specialties within the NHS namely forensic mental health/learning difficulties, acute care, psychiatric liaison, addictions and crisis mental health teams.
My commitment to equality work has been lifelong initially rooted in community development work for a Race Equality Council. In later years I achieved a Keele Excellence Award for her role as BAME Staff Network Lead/ School Equalities Lead in 2018.
I have participated in Athena Swan and Race Equality Charter processes during this time. I am currently involved in the European Recognition and Education in Violence, Abuse and Neglect for Medical and Healthcare Practitioners (REVAMP) project. I remain actively involved in equality forums at Staffordshire University to promote the Race Equality Charter and further the Decolonisation agenda.
I have appeared on South Asian media programmes talking about mental health and impact on South Asian families. I have made international links to fund raise in India during Covid and built good relationships abroad.
- PhD- School of Psychology, Keele University (In Progress)
- MSc in Advancing Practice- Bham University
- PGCHP- Stafford University
- Postgraduate CBT course – Coventry University
- Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing with Distinction- University of Central England
- BA (Hons) Psychology and Sociology- Wolverhampton University
- REVAMP- European DVA Project
- Domestic Violence and Abuse in the South Asian/ Sikh Community
- Race Equality Research
- NGO’s in India
Aujla, H (2009) Helping women break through the glass ceiling: Harjinder Aujla asks if female nurses are given sufficient opportunities to undertake post-registration education and training programmes. Nursing Management. 2009 Mar 1;15(10):12-3.
Kaur- Aujla, H, Shain, F and Dr Lilley, A. (2019). A Gap Exposed: What is Known About Sikh victims of Domestic Violence Abuse (DVA) and their mental health? European Journal of Mental Health, 14(1), 179 -189.
Kaur-Aujla, H., Dunkley, N., & Ewens, A. (2021). Embedding race equality into nursing programmes: Hearing the student voice. Nurse Education Today, 102, 104932. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2021.104932
- Pending review/ publication:-
Kaur- Aujla, H and Dr. Lillie, K (2021) Prognosticating Covid- 19 Therapeutic Responses: A Bottomless Pit of Ambiguous Loss and Disenfranchised Grief." has been successfully submitted online and is presently being given full consideration for publication in OMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying.
Post Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, CBT9 Sep 2008 - 4 Apr 2009
Registered Mental Health Nurse , RMHN4 Apr 2005 - 4 Apr 2007