Rabia Malik, PhD

Dr. Rabia Malik is a research scholar at the Alkaram Institute. She is a consultant systemic therapist and currently works at the Tavistock Centre teaching post graduate systemic research doctorate students and also runs a private clinical practice working mainly with Muslim clients. She has over 20 years of experience working with Muslim clients and communities on complex cases, including de-radicalisation. She co-lead an NHS specialist mental health service in London, the Marlborough Cultural Therapy Centre for ten years, serving ethnic minority children, adolescents and families. She runs courses on working with religious, spiritual and cultural beliefs for mental health practitioners in mainstream and community organisations and has presented her work nationally and internationally at conferences. She has taught Islamic counselling modules and supervised Islamic counselling trainees. She has written several papers in peer reviewed journals and books on the mental health of Muslims. She obtained her doctorate from University College London on  the cultural construction of depression amongst Pakistanis. She has also been a senior lecturer at the University of East London, teaching a course on ‘Race, Culture and Psychology’. She has served as the first Chairwoman of the City Circle in London, which is a Muslim open discussion forum, as well as been a Trustee of the Muslim Youth Helpline, where she lead a research project on the need for faith sensitive mental health services for young British Muslims.