Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) co-ordinator, King’s Improvement Science, King’s College London
Raza joined King’s Improvement Science in 2022, where he works as the PPI co-ordinator.
Raza works as a survivor activist, researcher, campaigner, writer and educator. This work is informed by his experiences of being forcibly medicated, being part of a therapeutic community and also a peer support group.
Raza is a consultant at the Mental Health Policy Research Unit at University College London, and has written commentaries on their telemental health research, and co-developed staff training on involvement in research. He teaches clinical psychology, social work and occupational therapy students at Canterbury Christ Church, Essex, Greenwich and Kent universities.
Raza is particularly interested in social justice for racialised and intersectional communities and consulted them when co-writing the draft of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ recovery paper, A Common Purpose (2007), and to inform the manifesto A Call for Social Justice (2018), which he authored. Raza also led consultations with mental health service users to develop the National Survivor User Network’s 4PI Involvement Framework (2014).
- Social justice for racialised and intersectional communities
- Mental health
- Lived experience / survivor research in mental health
- Telemental health research
- Improving involvement practice
Expertise and public engagement
- Consultant at the Mental Health Policy Research Unit, University College London
- Published journalist, with an MA from Nottingham Trent University in Investigative Journalism