Professor Lisa Dikomitis


NameProfessor Lisa Dikomitis
Job titleCo-Director of Research
Research instituteKent and Medway Medical School (KMMS)
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5752-3270 (unauthenticated)

Research outputs

Centre variation in home dialysis uptake: A survey of kidney centre practice in relation to home dialysis organisation and delivery in England

Damery, S., Lambie, Mark, Williams, Iestyn, Coyle, David, Fotheringham, James, Solis-Trapala, Ivonne, Allen, K., Potts, Jessica, Dikomitis, Lisa and Davies, S. 2024. Centre variation in home dialysis uptake: A survey of kidney centre practice in relation to home dialysis organisation and delivery in England. Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis. https://doi.org/10.1177/08968608241232200

Sikh silences across generations

Dikomitis, L., Shergill, S. and Dikomitis, E. 2024. Sikh silences across generations. Anthropology News.

The psychosocial burden of cutaneous leishmaniasis in rural Sri Lanka: A multi-method qualitative study.

Nuwangi, Hasara, Dikomitis, Lisa, Weerakoon, Kosala Gayan, Agampodi, S. and Agampodi, Thilini Chanchala 2024. The psychosocial burden of cutaneous leishmaniasis in rural Sri Lanka: A multi-method qualitative study. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 18 (1), p. e0011909. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0011909

Linking research to end users through community engagement: an umbrella review

Getachew Taffere, Haftom Temesgen, Binega Haileselassie, Zenawi Zerihun, Brianne Wenning, Lisa Dikomitis and Afework Mulugeta 2023. Linking research to end users through community engagement: an umbrella review. Journal of Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10389-023-02167-x

Acceptability of a proposed practice pharmacist-led review for opioid-treated patients with persistent pain: A qualitative study to inform intervention development

Nicola Cornwall, Charlotte Woodcock, Julie Ashworth, Sarah A Harrisson, Lisa Dikomitis, Simon White, Toby Helliwell, Eleanor Hodgson, Roger Knaggs, Tamar Pincus, Miriam SanterChristian D. Mallen, Clare Jinks and On Behalf Of The PROMPPT Team 2023. Acceptability of a proposed practice pharmacist-led review for opioid-treated patients with persistent pain: A qualitative study to inform intervention development. British Journal of Pain.

Teaching medical anthropology in UK medical schools: cultivating autoethnographic practice among medical students

Harvey, T., Dikomitis, L. and Wenning, B. 2023. Teaching medical anthropology in UK medical schools: cultivating autoethnographic practice among medical students. Teaching Anthropology. 12 (2), pp. 53-65. https://doi.org/10.22582/ta.v12i2.695

Safeguarding community-centred global health research during crises

Agampodi, T., Nuwangi, H., Gunasekara, Sonali, Mallawaarachchi, Asitha, Price, Helen P, Dikomitis, Lisa and Agampodi, S. 2023. Safeguarding community-centred global health research during crises. BMJ global health. 8 (8), p. e013304. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2023-013304

Traditional healers working with primary care and mental health for early intervention in psychosis in young persons: protocol for the feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial

Farooq, Saeed, Sheikh, Saima, Dikomitis, Lisa, Haq Mian Mukhtar, Ul, Khan, Abdul Jalil, Sanauddin, Noor, Ali, Malik Wajid, Ali, Johar, Khan, Muhammad Firaz, Chaudhry, Imran, Husain, Nusrat, Gul, Muhammad, Irfan, Muhammad, Andrews, Gabrielle, Kaistha, Prachi, Shah, Syed Muhammad Uzair, Azeemi, Ishfaq, Hamid, Shumaila, Minhaz, Aaliya, Mallen, Christian and Lewis, Martyn 2023. Traditional healers working with primary care and mental health for early intervention in psychosis in young persons: protocol for the feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 13 (7), p. e072471. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2023-072471

Update on the pathophysiology of cluster headache: Imaging and neuropeptide studies

Buture, A., Boland, J. W., Dikomitis, L. and Ahmed, F. 2022. Update on the pathophysiology of cluster headache: Imaging and neuropeptide studies. Journal of Pain Research. 12, pp. 269-281. https://doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S175312

'We do not rush to the hospital for ordinary wounds (suḷu tuvāla)': A qualitative study on the early clinical manifestations of cutaneous leishmaniasis and associated health behaviours in rural Sri Lanka.

Gunasekara, Sonali Dinushika, Wickramasinghe, Nuwan Darshana, Agampodi, S., Fernando, Manoj Sanjeewa, Weerakoon, Kosala Gayan, Liyanage, Chandani, Dikomitis, Lisa and Agampodi, Thilini Chanchala 2023. 'We do not rush to the hospital for ordinary wounds (suḷu tuvāla)': A qualitative study on the early clinical manifestations of cutaneous leishmaniasis and associated health behaviours in rural Sri Lanka. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 17 (5), p. e0010939. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0010939

The functions of self‐harm in young people and their perspectives about future general practitioner‐led care: A qualitative study

Mughal, F., Chew‐Graham, Carolyn A., Babatunde, Opeyemi O., Saunders, Benjamin, Meki, Aula and Dikomitis, Lisa 2023. The functions of self‐harm in young people and their perspectives about future general practitioner‐led care: A qualitative study. Health Expectations. 26 (3), pp. 1180-1188. https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.13733

Rewriting the history of leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka: An untold story since 1904

Nuwangi, H., Weerakoon, Kosala Gayan, Agampodi, Thilini Chanchala, Price, Helen Philippa, Dikomitis, Lisa and Agampodi, Suneth Buddhika 2022. Rewriting the history of leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka: An untold story since 1904. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 16 (12), p. e0010918. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0010918

Community-based interventions for the prevention and control of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: A systematic review

Kay Polidano, Brianne Wenning, Alejandra Ruiz-Cadavid, Baheya Dawaishan, Jay Panchal, Sonali Gunasekara, Haftom Abebe, Marciglei Morais, Helen Price and Lisa Dikomitis 2022. Community-based interventions for the prevention and control of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: A systematic review. Social Sciences. 11 (10), p. 490. https://doi.org/2076-0760/11/10/490

Exploring the cultural effects of gender on perceptions of cutaneous leishmaniasis: a systematic literature review

Brianne Wenning, Helen Price, Hasara Nuwangi, Kelemework Tafere Reda, Ben Walters, Reem Ehsanullah, Greice Viana, Alina Andras and Lisa Dikomitis 2022. Exploring the cultural effects of gender on perceptions of cutaneous leishmaniasis: a systematic literature review. Global health research and policy. 7 (34). https://doi.org/10.1186/s41256-022-00266-y

How do people with knee osteoarthritis perceive and manage flares? A qualitative study

Parry, E., Dikomitis, L., Peat, G. and Chew-Graham, C. A. 2022. How do people with knee osteoarthritis perceive and manage flares? A qualitative study. British Journal of General Practice (BJGP). 6 (2), p. BJGPO.2021.0086. https://doi.org/10.3399/BJGPO.2021.0086

Patients' and healthcare professionals' perspectives on a community-based intervention for schizophrenia in Pakistan: A focus group study.

Khattak, Maria Ishaq, Dikomitis, Lisa, Khan, Muhammad Firaz, Haq, Mukhtar Ul, Saeed, Umaima, Awan, Naila Riaz, Haq, Zia Ul, Shepherd, Thomas, Mallen, Christian D and Farooq, S. 2022. Patients' and healthcare professionals' perspectives on a community-based intervention for schizophrenia in Pakistan: A focus group study. PLoS ONE. 17 (8), p. e0273286. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0273286

Sickle cell disease in Bahia, Brazil: the social production of health policies and institutional neglect

Mota, C., Dikomitis, L. and Trad, L. A. B. 2022. Sickle cell disease in Bahia, Brazil: the social production of health policies and institutional neglect. Societies. 12 (4), p. 108. https://doi.org/10.3390/soc12040108

Experiences of newly diagnosed oral cancer patients during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative study from Pakistan

Khattak, M., Khattak, Saad Ishaq, Khan, Muslim, Khan, Z., Dikomitis, L., Ul-Haq, Z. and Saddki, N. 2022. Experiences of newly diagnosed oral cancer patients during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative study from Pakistan. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 19 (14), p. 8508. https://doi.org/1660-4601/19/14/8508

Embedding behavioral and social sciences across the medical curriculum: (Auto) ethnographic insights from medical schools in the United Kingdom

Dikomitis, L., Wenning, B., Ghobrial, A. and Adams, K. M. 2022. Embedding behavioral and social sciences across the medical curriculum: (Auto) ethnographic insights from medical schools in the United Kingdom. Societies. https://doi.org/10.3390/soc12040101

Culture, migration, Brexit, and COVID-19: managing the mental health of patients from Central and Eastern Europe

Poppleton, Aaron, Saunders, Caroline, Chew-Graham, Carolyn A, Kingstone, Tom, Chudyk, Adrian and Dikomitis, Lisa 2022. Culture, migration, Brexit, and COVID-19: managing the mental health of patients from Central and Eastern Europe. The British Journal of General Practice : The Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners. 72 (720), pp. 308-309. https://doi.org/72/720/308

Placing Leishmaniasis in the limelight through the communicable disease surveillance system: An experience from Sri Lanka

Gunasekara, S., Nuwangi, H., Wickramasinghe, N., Weerakoon, Kosala, Price, H., Dikomitis, Lisa and Agampodi, Suneth Buddhika 2022. Placing Leishmaniasis in the limelight through the communicable disease surveillance system: An experience from Sri Lanka. Pathogens (Basel, Switzerland). 11 (6), p. 680. https://doi.org/pathogens11060680

Intervening to eliminate the centre-effect variation in home dialysis use: protocol for Inter-CEPt - a sequential mixed-methods study designing an intervention bundle

Maatla Tshimologo, Kerry Allen, David Coyle, Sarah Damery, Lisa Dikomitis, James Fotheringham, Harry Hill, Mark Lambie, Louise Phillips-Darby, Ivonne Solis-Trapala, Iestyn Williams and Simon J Davies 2022. Intervening to eliminate the centre-effect variation in home dialysis use: protocol for Inter-CEPt - a sequential mixed-methods study designing an intervention bundle. BMJ Open. 12 (6).

The experiences and needs of supporting individuals of young people who self-harm: A systematic review and thematic synthesis

Faraz Mughal, M. Isabela Troya, Lisa Dikomitis, Stephanie Tierney, Nadia Corp, Nicola Evans, Ellen Townsend and Carolyn A. Chew-Graham 2022. The experiences and needs of supporting individuals of young people who self-harm: A systematic review and thematic synthesis. eClinicalMedicine. 48, p. 101437. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2022.101437

Burnout among primary health-care professionals in low- and middle-income countries: systematic review and meta-analysis

Wright, Tanya, Mughal, Faraz, Babatunde, Opeyemi O., Dikomitis, Lisa, Mallen, Christian D. and Helliwell, Toby 2022. Burnout among primary health-care professionals in low- and middle-income countries: systematic review and meta-analysis. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 100 (6), pp. 385-401A. https://doi.org/10.2471/BLT.22.288300

Recommendations on patient-facing websites regarding diagnostic imaging for low back, knee, and shoulder pain: A scoping review

Andrew Cuff, Thomas Jesson, Gillian Yeowell, Lisa Dikomitis, Nadine E. Foster and Chris Littlewood 2022. Recommendations on patient-facing websites regarding diagnostic imaging for low back, knee, and shoulder pain: A scoping review. PEC Innovation. 1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pecinn.2022.100040

The potential of general practice to support young people who self-harm: a narrative review

Faraz Mughal, Lisa Dikomitis, Opeyemi O Babatunde and Carolyn A Chew-Graham 2022. The potential of general practice to support young people who self-harm: a narrative review. British Journal of General Practice Open (BJGP Open). 6 (1). https://doi.org/10.3399/BJGPO.2021.0159

Community engagement in Cutaneous Leishmaniasis research in Brazil, Ethiopia, and Sri Lanka: A decolonial approach for global health.

Polidano, Kay, Parton, Linda, Agampodi, Suneth B, Agampodi, Thilini C, Haileselassie, Binega H, Lalani, Jayasundara M G, Mota, Clarice, Price, Helen P, Rodrigues, Steffane, Tafere, Getachew R, Trad, Leny A B, Zerihun, Zenawi and Dikomitis, Lisa 2022. Community engagement in Cutaneous Leishmaniasis research in Brazil, Ethiopia, and Sri Lanka: A decolonial approach for global health. Frontiers in Public Health. 10, p. 823844. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2022.823844

What does "good" community and public engagement look like? Developing relationships with community members in global health research

Hickey, Gary, Porter, Katie, Tembo, Doreen, Rennard, Una, Tholanah, Martha, Beresford, Peter, Chandler, David, Chimbari, Moses, Coldham, Tina, Dikomitis, Lisa, Dziro, Biggy, Ekiikina, Peter O, Khattak, Maria I, Montenegro, Cristian R, Mumba, Noni, Musesengwa, Rosemary, Nelson, Erica, Nhunzvi, Clement, Ramirez, Caroline M and Staniszewska, Sophie 2022. What does "good" community and public engagement look like? Developing relationships with community members in global health research. Frontiers in Public Health. 9, p. 776940. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2021.776940

The perceptions of general practice among Central and Eastern Europeans in the United Kingdom: A systematic scoping review

Poppleton, A., Howells, K., Adeyemi, I., Chew‐Graham, C., Dikomitis, L. and Sanders, C. 2022. The perceptions of general practice among Central and Eastern Europeans in the United Kingdom: A systematic scoping review. Health Expectations. https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.13433

Conceptualising and Teaching Biomedical Uncertainty to Medical Students: an Exploratory Qualitative Study

Eva Lukšaitė, Rosemary A. Fricker, Robert K. McKinley and Lisa Dikomitis 2022. Conceptualising and Teaching Biomedical Uncertainty to Medical Students: an Exploratory Qualitative Study. Medical Science Educator. 32, pp. 371-378. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40670-021-01481-x

Experiences of general practice care for self-harm: A qualitative study of young people's perspectives

Mughal, F., Dikomitis, L., Babtunde, O.O. and Chew-Graham, C. A. 2021. Experiences of general practice care for self-harm: A qualitative study of young people's perspectives. British Journal of General Practice (BJGP). 71 (711), pp. 3744-e752. https://doi.org/10.3399/BJGP.2021.0091

Exploring the impact of the first wave of COVID-19 on social work practice: A qualitative study in England, UK

Tom Kingstone, Paul Campbell, Alina Andras, Karen Nixon, Christian Mallen, Lisa Dikomitis and The Q-COVID-19 Group 2022. Exploring the impact of the first wave of COVID-19 on social work practice: A qualitative study in England, UK. The British Journal of Social Work. 52 (4), pp. 2043-2062. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcab166

Prevalence of osteoarthritis in lower middle- and low-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Ismail Yahaya, Tanya Wright, Opeyemi O. Babatunde, Nadia Corp, Toby Helliwell, Lisa Dikomitis and Christian D. Mallen 2021. Prevalence of osteoarthritis in lower middle- and low-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Rheumatology International. 41, pp. 1221-1231. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00296-021-04838-y

How medical students in the United Kingdom think: About anthropology, for example

Dikomitis, L. 2021. How medical students in the United Kingdom think: About anthropology, for example. in: Martinez, I. and Wiedman, D. W. (ed.) Anthropology in Medical Education: Sustaining Engagement and Impact Cham Springer. pp. 91-113

Effective engagement and involvement with community stakeholders in the co-production of global health research

Doreen Tembo, Gary Hickey, Cristian Montenegro, David Chandler, Erica Nelson, Katie Porter, Lisa Dikomitis, Lisa Dikomitis, Mary Chambers, Moses Chimbari, Peter Beresford, Peter O Ekiikina, Rosemary Musesengwa, Sophie Staniszewska, Tina Coldham and Una Rennard 2021. Effective engagement and involvement with community stakeholders in the co-production of global health research. British Medical Journal (BMJ). 2021 (372), p. n178. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n178

Rehabilitation following rotator cuff repair: A nested qualitative study exploring the perceptions and experiences of participants in a randomised controlled trial

Stephens, G., Littlewood, C., Foster, N. E. and Dikomitis, L. 2020. Rehabilitation following rotator cuff repair: A nested qualitative study exploring the perceptions and experiences of participants in a randomised controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation. 35 (6), pp. 911-919. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215520984025

Rehabilitation following rotator cuff repair: A multi-centre pilot & feasibility randomised controlled trial (RaCeR)

Chris Littlewood, Marcus Bateman, Stephanie Butler-Walley, Sarah Bathers, Kieran Bromley, Martyn Lewis, Lennard Funk, Jean Denton, Maria Moffatt, Rachel Winstanley, Saurabh Mehta, Gareth Stephens, Lisa Dikomitis and Nadine E Foster 2020. Rehabilitation following rotator cuff repair: A multi-centre pilot & feasibility randomised controlled trial (RaCeR). Clinical Rehabilitation. 35 (6), pp. 829-836. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215520978859

Guidelines for the use of diagnostic imaging in musculoskeletal pain conditions affecting the lower back, knee and shoulder: A scoping review

Andrew Cuff, Stephen Parton, Robert Tyer, Lisa Dikomitis, Nadine Foster and Chris Littlewood 2020. Guidelines for the use of diagnostic imaging in musculoskeletal pain conditions affecting the lower back, knee and shoulder: A scoping review. Musculoskeletal Care. 18 (4), p. 5460554. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1497

Supervised treatment in outpatients for schizophrenia plus (STOPS+): protocol for a cluster randomised trial of a community-based intervention to improve treatment adherence and reduce the treatment gap for schizophrenia in Pakistan

Thomas Andrew Shepherd, Zia Ul-Haq, Mian Ul-Haq, Muhammad Firaz Khan, Adil Afridi, Lisa Dikomitis, Michelle E Robinson, Martyn Lewis, Atif Rahman, Krysia Dziedzic, Umaima Saeed, Naila Riaz Awan, Christian Mallen and Saeed Farooq 2020. Supervised treatment in outpatients for schizophrenia plus (STOPS+): protocol for a cluster randomised trial of a community-based intervention to improve treatment adherence and reduce the treatment gap for schizophrenia in Pakistan. BMJ Open. 2020 (10), p. e034709. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034709

Perceptions, experiences, and understandings of cluster headache among GPs and neurologists: a qualitative study

Alina Buture, Fayyaz Ahmed, Yachna Mehta, Koen Paemeleire, Peter J Goadsby and Lisa Dikomitis 2020. Perceptions, experiences, and understandings of cluster headache among GPs and neurologists: a qualitative study. British Journal of General Practice (BJGP). 70 (696), pp. e514-e522. https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp20X710417

Role of the GP in the management of patients with self-harm behaviour: A systematic review

Dikomitis, L., Faraz Mughal, M. Isabela Troya, Lisa Dikomitis, Carolyn A. Chew-Graham, Nadia Corp and Opeyemi O Babatunde 2020. Role of the GP in the management of patients with self-harm behaviour: A systematic review. British Journal of General Practice (BJGP). 70 (694), pp. e364-e373. https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp20X708257

Development and evaluation of a screening tool to aid the diagnosis of a cluster headache

Alina Buture, Jason W. Boland, Lisa Dikomitis, Chao Huang and Fayyaz Ahmed 2020. Development and evaluation of a screening tool to aid the diagnosis of a cluster headache. Brain Sciences. 10 (2), p. 77. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci10020077

The politics of restoring religious sites and cemeteries in the north of Cyprus: an ethnography among Greek Cypriot refugees

Dikomitis, L. and Argyrou, V. 2020. The politics of restoring religious sites and cemeteries in the north of Cyprus: an ethnography among Greek Cypriot refugees. in: Kruse, T., Faustmann, H. and Rogge, S. (ed.) When the Cemetery Becomes Political - Dealing with the Religious Heritage in Multi-Ethnic Regions Munich and New York University of Münster.

Patient and public involvement and engagement in a doctoral research project exploring self-harm in older adults

M. Isabela Troya, Carolyn A. Chew-Graham, Opeyemi Babatunde, Bernadette Bartlam, Adele Higginbottom and Lisa Dikomitis 2019. Patient and public involvement and engagement in a doctoral research project exploring self-harm in older adults. Health Expectations. 22 (4), pp. 617-631. https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.12917

Images depicting headache pain – a tool to aid the diagnosis of cluster headache: a pilot study

Dikomitis, L. 2019. Images depicting headache pain – a tool to aid the diagnosis of cluster headache: a pilot study. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare. 2019 (12), pp. 691-698. https://doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S207128

Exploring differences in individual and group judgements in standard setting

Peter Yeates, Natalie Cope, Eva Luksaite, Andrew Hassell and Lisa Dikomitis 2019. Exploring differences in individual and group judgements in standard setting. Medical Education. 53 (9), pp. 941-962. https://doi.org/10.1111/medu.13915

Understanding self-harm in older adults: a qualitative study

M. Isabela Troya, Lisa Dikomitis, Opeyemi O. Babatunde, Bernadette Bartlam and Carolyn A. Chew-Graham 2019. Understanding self-harm in older adults: a qualitative study. eClinicalMedicine. 12, pp. 52-61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2019.06.002

Protocol for a multi-centre pilot and feasibility randomised controlled trial with a nested qualitative study: rehabilitation following rotator cuff repair (the RaCeR study)

Chris Littlewood, Marcus Bateman, Kendra Cooke, Susie Hennnings, Tina Cookson, Kieran Bromley, Martyn Lewis, Lennard Funk, Jean Denton, Maria Moffatt, Rachel Winstanley, Saurabh Mehta, Gareth Stephens, Lisa Dikomitis, Linda Chesterton and Nadine E. Foster 2019. Protocol for a multi-centre pilot and feasibility randomised controlled trial with a nested qualitative study: rehabilitation following rotator cuff repair (the RaCeR study). Trials. 20 (328). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-019-3407-3

Self-harm in young people: the exceptional potential of the general practice consultation

Faraz Mughal, Opeyemi Babatunde, Lisa Dikomitis, Judith Shaw, Ellen Townsend, M. Isabela Troya and Carolyn A. Chew-Graham 2019. Self-harm in young people: the exceptional potential of the general practice consultation. British Journal of General Practice (BJGP). 69 (681), pp. 168-169. https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp19X701393

Self-harm in older adults: Systematic review

M. Isabela Troya, Opeyemi Babatunde, Kay Polidano, Bernadette Bartlam, Erin McCloskey, Lisa Dikomitis and Carolyn A. Chew-Graham 2019. Self-harm in older adults: Systematic review. British Journal of Psychology. 214 (4), pp. 186-200. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.2019.11
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