Dr Zanib Mohammed


I am employed at the University of Leeds as a Mental Health Lecturer.  Prior to this, I worked as a Mental Health Lecturer at the University of York. My primary forcus is on Mental Health issues. That said, I have a long held interest in research related to Offender Health issues, Substance Misuse and working with vulnerable and marginalized population groups, namely South Asian groups which is reflected in my various clinical roles and research/academic studies.

Currently, I am involved in a collaborative research project with HEE and NHS. The main focus of this project is to evaluate the XR experience related to peri-natal mental health assessment. My other teaching interests relate to; genomes/genetics in mental health and the use of healthcare technology, including safe practice, values based nursing and compassion and care in nursing practice.

Additionally, I worked for the NHS since qualifying as a registered mental health nurse in 1997, in a variety of different posts and settings: Acute In-patient, Substance Misuse Team, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Community Mental Health Team, Family Nurse Partnership RCT Research Program and as a Clinical Research Fellow based at HMP Leeds. In this post, I was involved in 2 large scale studies: Assessing the risk of self-harm in an adult offender population: an incidence cohort study and a mixed methods investigation into the personal reasons for illicit prescribed opioid use in prison which was undertaken as a Doctorate. 

Qualifications: Doctorate in Nursing, Huddersfield University; MA in Medical Ethics and Law, Keele University; PGCE/PCET Teaching, Huddersfield University, PGCE Managing Change, University of Bradford, RMN/Dip in Health Studies, University of Bradford,  Clinical Hypnotherapy, London College of Clinical Hypnosis. Hobbies: I enjoy travelling, keeping fit, yoga and walks in the countryside. I particularly enjoy theatre and going to see bands play live.

Research interests

  • XR experiences in teaching related to peri-natal mental health
  • Health focussed prison based research, including exploring epidemiology, social determinants of health/health inequalities and health promotion 
  • Genomics/genetics in Mental Health
  • Mixed methods research design using pragmatism and generic qualitative frameworks 
  • Substance misuse/addiction 
  • Ethics and Law

Student education

  • HECS 1128: Mental Health-Applying the Key Concepts of Health and Well-Being 
  • HECS 2230: Nursing: Providing Quality Care 
  • HECS 3294: Nursing Dissertations