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Contact Details

Phone
+64 3 364 3684
Email
ruqayya.sulaiman-hill@otago.ac.nz
Position
Senior Research Fellow
Department
Department of Psychological Medicine (Christchurch)
Research summary
Psychological impact of traumatic events

Research

Dr Ruqayya Sulaiman-Hill is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago Christchurch.

She has a PhD in International Health from Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia and degrees in Political Science and Religious Studies from New Zealand, as well as a professional background in Medical Laboratory Science.

Her current research focus is on the psychological impact of traumatic events, especially for refugee and migrant communities.

She is a co-Principal investigator on the HRC and CMRF funded March 15 Project, assessing the impacts of the March 15 terrorist attacks on the Christchurch Muslim community. She is also helping to coordinate an international study to obtain data and to validate translations of a newly-developed Covid Psychosocial Impacts Scale in several Muslim majority countries.

Publications

Sulaiman-Hill, R., Porter, R., Schluter, P., Beaglehole, B., Dean, S., Tanveer, S., Boden, J., & Bell, C. (2024). Research following trauma in minority ethnic and faith communities: Lessons from a study of the psychosocial sequelae of the Christchurch mosque terror attacks. BJPsych Open, 10(1), 1-4. doi: 10.1192/bjo.2023.641

Tanveer, S., Schluter, P. J., Beaglehole, B., Porter, R. J., Boden, J., Sulaiman-Hill, R., Scarf, D., Dean, S., … Bell, C. (2023). The COVID Psychosocial Impacts Scale: A reliable and valid tool to examine the psychosocial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 20, 5990. doi: 10.3390/ijerph20115990

Sulaiman-Hill, R. C., Porter, R., Tanveer, S., Boden, J., Beaglehole, B., Schluter, P. J., Dean, S., & Bell, C. (2021). Psychosocial impacts on the Christchurch Muslim community following the 15 March terrorist attacks: A mixed-methods study protocol. BMJ Open, 11(10), e055413. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-055413

Bell, C., Beaglehole, B., Bell, R., Tanveer, S., Sulaiman-Hill, R., Boden, J., & Porter, R. (2021). Learning from previous disasters: Potential pitfalls of epidemiological psychosocial research in the COVID-19 environment. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 55(7), 646-649. doi: 10.1177/0004867421998783

Lee, S. K., Sulaiman-Hill, C. M. R., & Thompson, S. C. (2014). Alcohol experiences and concerns of newly arrived migrant women. SAGE Open, 4(2). doi: 10.1177/2158244014530727

Tanveer, S., Schluter, P. J., Beaglehole, B., Porter, R. J., Boden, J., Sulaiman-Hill, R., Scarf, D., Dean, S., … Bell, C. (2023). The COVID Psychosocial Impacts Scale: A reliable and valid tool to examine the psychosocial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 20, 5990. doi: 10.3390/ijerph20115990

Journal - Research Article

Lee, S. K., Sulaiman-Hill, C. M. R., & Thompson, S. C. (2014). Alcohol experiences and concerns of newly arrived migrant women. SAGE Open, 4(2). doi: 10.1177/2158244014530727

Journal - Research Article

Lee, S. K., Sulaiman-Hill, C. R., & Thompson, S. C. (2014). Overcoming language barriers in community-based research with refugee and migrant populations: Options for using bilingual workers. BMC International Health & Human Rights, 14(1), 11. doi: 10.1186/1472-698X-14-11

Journal - Research Article

Lee, S. K., Sulaiman-Hill, C. M. R., & Thompson, S. C. (2013). Providing health information for culturally and linguistically diverse women: Priorities and preferences of new migrants and refugees. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 24(2), 98-103. doi: 10.1071/HE12919

Journal - Research Article

Sulaiman-Hill, C. M. R., & Thompson, S. C. (2013). Learning to fit in: An exploratory study of general perceived self efficacy in selected refugee groups. Journal of Immigrant & Minority Health, 15(1), 125-131. doi: 10.1007/s10903-011-9547-5

Journal - Research Article

Sulaiman-Hill, C. M. R., & Thompson, S. C. (2012). "Thinking too much": Psychological distress, sources of stress and coping strategies of resettled Afghan and Kurdish refugees. Journal of Muslim Mental Health, 6(2), 63-86. doi: 10.3998/jmmh.10381607.0006.205

Journal - Research Article

Sulaiman-Hill, C. M. R., & Thompson, S. C. (2012). Afghan and Kurdish refugees, 8-20 years after resettlement, still experience psychological distress and challenges to well being. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36(2), 126-134. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2011.00778.x

Journal - Research Article

Sulaiman-Hill, C. M. R., & Thompson, S. C. (2011). Sampling challenges in a study examining refugee resettlement. BMC International Health & Human Rights, 11(1), 2. doi: 10.1186/1472-698X-11-2

Journal - Research Article

Sulaiman-Hill, C. M. R., Thompson, S. C., Afsar, R., & Hodliffe, T. L. (2011). Changing images of refugees: A comparative analysis of Australian and New Zealand print media 1998-2008. Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, 9(4), 345-366. doi: 10.1080/15562948.2011.616794

Journal - Research Article

Sulaiman-Hill, C. M. R., & Thompson, S. C. (2010). Selecting instruments for assessing psychological wellbeing in Afghan and Kurdish refugee groups. BMC Research Notes, 3, 237. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-3-237

Journal - Research Article

Sulaiman-Hill, R., Porter, R., Schluter, P., Beaglehole, B., Dean, S., Tanveer, S., Boden, J., & Bell, C. (2024). Research following trauma in minority ethnic and faith communities: Lessons from a study of the psychosocial sequelae of the Christchurch mosque terror attacks. BJPsych Open, 10(1), 1-4. doi: 10.1192/bjo.2023.641

Journal - Research Other

Bell, C., Beaglehole, B., Bell, R., Tanveer, S., Sulaiman-Hill, R., Boden, J., & Porter, R. (2021). Learning from previous disasters: Potential pitfalls of epidemiological psychosocial research in the COVID-19 environment. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 55(7), 646-649. doi: 10.1177/0004867421998783

Journal - Research Other

Sulaiman-Hill, R. C., Porter, R., Tanveer, S., Boden, J., Beaglehole, B., Schluter, P. J., Dean, S., & Bell, C. (2021). Psychosocial impacts on the Christchurch Muslim community following the 15 March terrorist attacks: A mixed-methods study protocol. BMJ Open, 11(10), e055413. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-055413

Journal - Research Other

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