Natasha Patel

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Trainee Clinical Psychologist

I am currently on my final year specialist placement with a family therapy service in Slough for families who have encountered domestic abuse.

I am completing my dissertation with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. The research aims to explore how South Asian adolescents experience mindfulness programmes that are implemented in schools.

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Professional Interests

The role of culture, ethnicity and diversity in mental health.

Working with groups who are under-represented in psychological and other mental health services.

Using systemic models of working.

Outreach work and community-based mental health promotion and prevention.


Kolvenbach, S., Fernández de la Cruz, L., Mataix-Cols, D., Patel, N. and Jassi, A. (2016). Perceived treatment barriers and experiences in the use of services for obsessive–compulsive disorder across different ethnic groups: a thematic analysis. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, DOI: doi:10.1111/camh.12197


Jassi, A. D., Patel, N., Lang, K., Heyman, I., & Krebs, G. (2016). Ritualised eating in young people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 8, 1-8.


Fernandez de la Cruz, L. F., Kolvenbach, S., Vidal-Ribas, P., Jassi, A., Llorens, M., Patel, N., Weinman, J., Hatch, S.L., Bhugra, D., & Mataix-Cols, D. (2016). Illness perception, help-seeking attitudes, and knowledge related to obsessive–compulsive disorder across different ethnic groups: a community survey. Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology, 51(3), 455-464.