Usman Afzali, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow & Lecturer (Teaching and Admin), Psychology, University of Canterbury

Micronutrients and Mental Health Post-Christchurch Shootings

Role: Co-PI

Post 15 March terrorist attacks in New Zealand, I joined Te Puna Toiora: Mental Health and Nutrition Research team at University of Canterbury undertaking micronutrient intervention to address mental wellbeing of survivors and victims.

I was awarded a scholarship to work with this team.


Disasters, policies and micronutrients: the intersect among ethics, evidence and effective action

Neville M. Blampied, Roger T. Mulder, M. Usman Afzali, Oindrila Bhattacharya, Meredith Blampied, Julia J. Rucklidge

New Zealand Medical Journal, vol. 133(1508), 2020 Jan, pp. 8-11

Massacre, Earthquake, Flood: Translational science evidence that the use of micronutrients post-disaster reduces the risk of post-traumatic stress in survivors of disasters

Julia J. Rucklidge, M. Usman Afzali, Bonnie J. Kaplan, Oindrila Bhattacharya, Meredith F. Blampied, Roger T. Mulder, Neville M. Blampied

International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, vol. 10, 2021 Jan, pp. 39-54