Dr. Tarek Younis
Newton International Fellow, University College London, UK,
BSc. Psychology (Hons) – Concordia University.
PhD/PsyD in Clinical Psychology – University of Quebec in Montreal
UCL Division of Psychiatry
6th Floor, Wings A and B, Maple House,
149 Tottenham Court Road,
London W1T 7NF
My current research is Funded by the Royal Society (Newton International Fellowship – March 2017- Feb 2019 ) and investigates through a community ethnography study the impact of anti radicalisation discourse embedded within healthcare institutions on the recipients and providers of PREVENT policy: British Muslims and NHS professionals. The UK’s PREVENT strategy is currently implemented in National Health Services as means of identifying radicalised individuals. Attempts to identify radical British Muslims may generate ethical dilemmas among health professionals, impede health interventions and create a suspect community. A multi-modal methodology using participant observation, qualitative interviews and policy analysis will use the cultural formulation approach to link cultural identity dynamics with community health service engagement. The study will establish potential vulnerabilities in healthcare access, develop testable guidelines for practical cultural formulation interventions to improve healthcare engagement of marginalized communities, and inform government policy implementation.