Research Assistant Intern
"The BiPP Network are a thoughtful and psychologically minded group of individuals who work hard to bring a wide range of timely, interesting and accessible learning events and reflective spaces to the African and Caribbean therapist community."
— Dr Roberta Babb (Registered Clinical Psychologist and Registered Forensic Psychodynamic Psychotherapist)
Hunainah is a finalist at the University of Cambridge where she is studying Education, Psychology and Learning. She is passionate about working with grassroots organisations to facilitate change at a local and international level. She currently works for a helpline that provides culturally-sensitive mental health support. She also volunteers at a mental health charity to develop awareness of mental health for Muslims and the Islamic perspective on Psychology. Alongside this she volunteers at the ‘Newham Community Project’ food bank for struggling international students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a research assistant intern, Hunainah hopes to gain an insight into the BiPP network and contribute to increasing diversity and inclusion to the fields of Psychology and Psychiatry. Hunainah is currently writing her dissertation research on the power of poetry for empathy at school. She seeks to highlight the potential role of diversifying poetry in the development of cognitive and affective empathy in school pupils.