Dr Lamba is a behavioural scientist specialising in psychological health and social policy informed by strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills. For her doctoral thesis, she studied the psychological health, prenatal bonding and experiences of Indian surrogates. She used a mixed-method approach and administered both quantitative and qualitative analyses. Broadly, she is interested in studying the psychological health of vulnerable women in low-income countries.
Nishtha’s teaching interests include Social Psychology and Research Methods and Ethics in Psychology.
Middlesex University Dubai
University of Cambridge
Lamba, N., Van Tonder A, Shrivastava, A., Raghavan, A. (2022). Exploring experiences of mothers with children with Autism in the United Arab Emirates. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 120, 104138.
Lamba, N. Bhatia, A., Srivastava, A., Raghavan, A. (2021). Religious factors affecting death anxiety in older adults practicing Hinduism. Death Studies, 1-9.
Khokhlova, O. Lamba, N., Bhatia, A. Vinogradova, M. (2021). Biowarfare conspiracy, faith in government, and compliance with safety guidelines during COVID-19: An International Study. Mind & Society. 20(2), 235-251.
Moustakas E., Lamba N., Mahmoud, D., Ranganathan, C. (2020) 'Blurring lines between fiction and reality: Perspectives of experts on marketing effectiveness of virtual influencers'. IEEE Cyber Science.
Moustakas, E., Ranganathan, C., Lamba, N. (2020). Virtual Influencers in Digital Marketing: Innovative trend or Passing fad? In Current trends in Business Management in Advanced and Emerging Markets'. Nova Publishers: New York, US.
Jadva, V., Vilsbol, T., Ayed, N., Imrie, S., Jones, C.M., Lamba, N.,….& Zadeh, S., (2019). The ART of performance: engaging young people with assisted reproductive technologies. International Journal of Science Education, Part B, 9(2), pp.128-139.
Lamba, N., Jadva, V., (2018). Indian surrogates: Their psychological well-being and experiences in Cross Cultural Perspectives on Surrogacy and Gamete Donations. Palgrave Macmillan.
Lamba, N., Jadva, V., Kadam, K., Golombok, S. (2017). The psychological well-being and prenatal bonding of gestational surrogates. Human reproduction, 4, 646-653.
Yearwood, M. H., Cuddy, A., Lamba, N., et al., (2015). On wealth and the diversity of friendships: High social class people around the world have fewer international friends. Personality and Individual Differences, 87, 224-229.
Jadva, V., Lamba, N., Kadam, K., Golombok, S. (2015). Indian egg donors’ characteristics, motivations and feelings towards the recipient and resultant child. Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online, 2, 98-103.
Lange-Küttner, C., Averbeck, B. B., Hirsch, S. V., Wießner, I., Lamba, N. (2012). Sequence learning under uncertainty in children: self-reflection vs. self-assertion. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 127.
Lamba, N., Jadva, V. Prenatal bonding and maternal health during pregnancy and post-birth amongst urban poor women in India.
Lamba, N., Khokhlova, O., Bhatia, A. Exploring media-induced secondary trauma during COVID-19: a global perspective.
Lamba, N., Jadva, V. A longitudinal mixed-method exploration of surrogates’ experiences from the time of pregnancy to post-birth.
Factors associated with perception of marital rape in India. 4th European Conference on Domestic Violence. (September 2021; oral presentation).
To have and to hold. Marital rape perception in Russian women. 4th European Conference on Domestic Violence. (September 2021; oral presentation).
Exploring media-induced secondary trauma during the pandemic: a global context. 34th International Conference on Psychiatry and Mental Health (August 2021; invited keynote)
Describing research process. Young Leaders of Active Citizenship. (July 2021; invited talk presentation).
Religious factors affecting death anxiety in older adults practicing Hinduism. Research seminar. Middlesex University Dubai (Feb 2021; oral presentation/webinar)
Exploring media-induced secondary trauma during the pandemic: a global context. Research seminar. Middlesex University Dubai (April 2021; oral presentation/webinar)
From one decade to another, exploring the future of mental health in the UAE. Research Event. Middlesex University Dubai (Nov 2020; moderated panel discussion)
Blurring lines between fiction and reality: Perspectives of experts on marketing effectiveness of virtual influencers IEEE Cyber Science Conference, Dublin City University, Ireland (June 2020; oral presentation/webinar)
You are not alone: Exploring experiences and available support structures for mothers with children with Autism. ERPBSS 2020, Dubai (January 2020; oral presentation)
Experiences, psychological health and prenatal bonding in surrogates. Research seminar. Middlesex University Dubai (March 2019; oral presentation)