Usman Afzali, PhD


Lecturer (Teaching and Admin), Psychology, University of Canterbury

Micronutrients and Mental Health Post-Christchurch Shootings


Role: Team Member

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.

Publications


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

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