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Dr. Jigar Rasiklal Jogia
Associate Professor of Psychology

, Psychiatry and Cognitive Neuroscience, Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), King's College, UK
BSc, Psychology, Brunel University London, UK
Dr. Jogia is a Chartered Psychologist (C Psychol), accredited by the British Psychological Society specializing in neuropsychology. Prior to joining AUD in Fall 2016, Dr. Jigar Rasiklal Jogia was lecturing and conducting research in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience at some of the most prestigious academic institutions in the UK including King’s College London [Institute of psychiatry psychology and neuroscience, Researcher development unit (courses in professional development) and school of medicine], University of Birmingham and Aston University.
He was also appointed as a visiting lecturer at Coventry University teaching courses for the MSc in Management of Natural and Environmental Disasters including Module on the Psychology of disasters for the Centre for Disaster Management and Hazards Research as well as a module on contemporary therapies in mental health practice and neuroimaging evidence (including Art Therapy) for the Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing, University of Wolverhampton. 
His research focuses on the study of psychological processes, employing cognitive psychometric testing and imaging methods. This program of research is multidisciplinary and includes the examination of neuropsychological abnormalities in major mental illnesses (including Bipolar and Major depressive disorder) as well as new and ground-breaking research into the classification of patient groups as a way of developing novel and valuable neuro diagnostics. More recently, he has led an interdisciplinary project (Aston and Salford Engineering schools) examining the psychological effects of natural disasters, leading to a publication and invitation to attend a British Council event in Malaysia (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia) on capacity building to reduce disaster risk.
Dr. Jogia has industry experience as a psychological marketing executive working with a range of clients from finance and healthcare to education. He is an expert in Digital marketing technology, providing a bespoke blend of psychology, neuroscience and marketing. In particular, he combines cognitive psychology and neuroscience to develop marketing content with direct impact caused by brain and behavior relationships, performance marketing and behavioral targeting, customer relationship management (CRM) social media management and listening and search engine optimization (SEO), branding and creative and data analytics. He was a Technical Editor for a European Commission funded research project called eCME which aims to deploy Information and Communication Technologies (ICT’s) in order to develop an advanced, multi-lingual e-learning platform through which Continuing Medical Education. In addition, he has developed and delivered Workshops for NHS England Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust on neuroimaging and mental health.

Recent Research
Dr. Jogia published the first studies to assess Lamotrigine (LTG) monotherapy in bipolar disorder. The results of these studies provide evidence for the ‘normalisation’ effect LTG may have on key prefrontal regions associated with emotional self-regulation - akin to what has been observed with successful remission of depression.
Another of Dr. Jogia's recent studies provided the first formal evidence of a disease-specific influence of the CACNA1C (rs1006737) genotype on brain function. This influence was found to be present in the ventral lateral prefrontal cortex (PFC) during emotional processing in bipolar patients carrying the risk allele, but absent in unaffected relatives.
A recent study published by Dr. Jogia was the first study to use pattern recognition (a form of machine learning) for the diagnostic classification of patients with bipolar disorder based on neuroanatomical data. Being able to identify and differentiate disorders based on neurobiology is regarded as the “Holy Grail” within psychiatric research; this project, therefore, was a significant advancement. This technique can also be used to investigate the efficacy of drug therapy on brain-related disorders.

Award in recognition of achievements in the field of Cognitive neuropsychology, neuroimaging and mental health research - Samuel Gershon Award from the International Society for Bipolar Disorder (2011)
Award in recognition of achievements in the field of Cognitive neuropsychology, neuroimaging and mental health research - European Psychiatric Association (2007)

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Membership of Professional Bodies
  • Chartered Psychologist (C Psychol), accredited by the British Psychological Society (2011 – Present)
  • Fellow of the HEA (Higher Education Authority)  (2013 – Present) 
  • Associate Fellow (AFBPsS) of the British Psychological Society (2015 – Present)
  • Editorial board: Mediterranean Journal of Biosciences (2015 – Present)
  • Membership Advisory board for the British Psychological Society (2016 – Present)
  • Editorial board: OBM Neurobiology (2016 – Present)
  • Editorial board: OBM Geriatrics (2016 – Present)
  • Member of the American Psychological Association