Shikha is a Research Fellow at the ACBRD. She joined the Centre in 2019. She leads an NDSS-funded project investigating how systemic and structural conditions influence health professionals’ ability to implement mental health care in diabetes clinics. Shikha was awarded her Masters and PhD in Counselling Psychology at Monash University in 2019. For her PhD thesis, Shikha explored the role of psychotherapy in promoting narratives that mobilise personal recovery in people with chronic mental illness. In addition to being a researcher, Shikha is an experienced counsellor, research supervisor and teaching associate. She is interested in furthering research in the area of mental health, and is particularly interested in participatory action research.