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Dr Survjit Cheeta
Dean of Culture and Inclusion / Reader in Psychology

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I joined the Department of Psychology at Brunel University London as a Senior Lecturer after completing a three year Research Lectureship in the Department of Mental Health at St. George’s Medical School, University of London. My PhD was awarded by the University of Wales, Swansea in 1995 with my research focusing on the role of stressors in the etiology of depression and the neurobiological mechanisms underlying the therapeutic effects of antidepressant drugs. Following on from this I undertook six years of post-doctoral work. During this time, one notable position was held at King’s College London with Professor Sandra E. File, examining the role of the nicotinic and the serotonergic system in models of anxiety. Two career breaks for maternity leave: September 2007 - August 2008 & September 2009 - September 2010.


  • BSc Psychology (London Metropolitan University)
  • PhD (University of Wales, Swansea)

Newest selected publications

Cheeta, S., Beevers, J., Chambers, S., Szameitat, A. and Chandler, C. (2021) 'Seeing sadness: Comorbid effects of loneliness and depression on emotional face processing'. Brain and Behavior, 11 (7). pp. 1 - 9. ISSN: 2162-3279 Open Access Link

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Saylik, R., Szameitat, AJ. and Cheeta, S. (2018) 'Neuroticism related differences in working memory tasks.'. PLoS One, 13 (12). pp. e0208248 - e0208248. ISSN: 1932-6203 Open Access Link

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Cheeta, S., Halil, A., Kenney, M., Sheehan, E., Zamyadi, R., Williams, AL. and et al. (2018) 'Does perception of drug related harm change with age? A cross-sectional on-line survey of young and older people'. BMJ Open, 8 (11). pp. e021109 - e021109. ISSN: 2044-6055 Open Access Link

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Roberts, KJ., Smith, N., Bowden-Jones, H. and Cheeta, S. (2016) 'Gambling disorder and suicidality within the UK: an analysis investigating mental health and gambling severity as risk factors to suicidality'. International Gambling Studies, 17 (1). pp. 51 - 64. ISSN: 1445-9795 Open Access Link

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Rose, AK., Winfield, H., Jenner, JH., Oyefeso, A., Phillips, TS., Deluca, P., et al. (2012) 'National survey of alcohol treatment agencies in England: Characteristics of clients'. Journal of Substance Use, 17 (5-6). pp. 389 - 398. ISSN: 1465-9891

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