Portrait of Professor Lisa Dikomitis

Professor Lisa Dikomitis

Director of Research
Director of the Centre for Health Services Studies and Professor of Medical Anthropology and Social Sciences


Lisa Dikomitis is a Belgian-Cypriot anthropologist and works in global health, migration and refugee studies, health services research and medical education. She was educated in Dutch at universities in Belgium. She holds degrees in Anthropology and Sociology, Education and History of Art.  Dikomitis was awarded her PhD in March 2010, worked as postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University in Belgium (2010-12) and at the Hull York Medical School (2012-14). She took up her first permanent position as Lecturer at the University of Hull in March 2014, moved to Keele’s School of Medicine as Senior Lecturer in July 2016 where she was promoted to full Professor in December 2019. She joined the Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS) in January 2022 and took up her appointment as Director of the Centre of Health Services Studies (CHSS) in September 2023.

After completing significant ethnographic work on refugee issues and displacement, Professor Dikomitis expanded her research beyond social anthropology to engage with timely issues in medical anthropology, health services research and global health. Her work is characterised by generating bridges between radically different academic disciplines, in creativity with the arts and genuine community engagement that fosters equity, diversity and inclusion. She published over 80 peer-reviewed publications, including a monograph and edited volumes.  Strongly committed to communicating science publicly, she curated several exhibitions and podcasts, and regularly writes for non-academic audiences.

Professor Dikomitis successfully balances research, teaching, postgraduate supervision, public engagement, outreach activities and senior leadership responsibilities. She received external funding exceeding £13 million and published over 90 peer-reviewed research publications (including a monograph, edited volumes and single-authored, co-authored and multi-authored papers and book chapters).  



Professor Dikomitis works at the intersection of medicine, social science, arts and humanities. Building on her international reputation as an anthropologist in refugee studies, she moved into health and medical research in 2012 and rapidly established a distinctive portfolio as a social scientist in medicine.Professor Dikomitis is an ethnographer, and her methodological expertise lies in qualitative research methods, including participatory and creative methodologies, in addition to social research methods as employed in clinical trials. There are 5 broad strands in her research: (1) Refugee and migration research; (2) Global health research; (3) Health service research; (4) Community Engagement and Involvement in research and (5) Medical education research. 

Refugee and migration research

Professor Dikomitis conducted long-term ethnographic fieldwork among Greek and Turkish Cypriot refugees on the effects of protracted conflict. This resulted in her internationally acclaimed monographCyprus and Its Places of Desire: Cultures of Displacement among Greek and Turkish Cypriot Refugees(Bloomsbury IB Tauris, 2012), also inAnthropology Today. A recent project explored politics of restoring religious sites and cemeteries on Cyprus (When the Cemetery Becomes Political). She has conducted fieldwork among Polish migrants in Hull (Remember Me) and is member of CLARENCE (led by Dr Aaron Poppleton), exploring the experiences of migrants from Central and Eastern Europe with primary care and mental health services in the UK (Health Expectations and BJGP). She is currently conducting research with migrant communities in Kent, including in Kent’s Sikh and Cypriot communities.(see link here)

Global health research

Professor Dikomitis is currently directing UK-funded programmes of global health research in Brazil, Ethiopia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Sri Lanka. This research addresses the social and cultural health determinants, policies and health systems in societies experiencing major social and political change. Research is always carried out in partnership with local communities, NGOs and academic colleagues to improve health outcomes and health equity. Professor Dikomitis led the MRC-AHRC fundedSOLACE, on public health in remote, rural and coastal areas of the Philippines and currently co-leadsECLIPSE, on cutaneous leishmaniasis. She also leads qualitative and ethnographic work packages on mental health research in Pakistan (STOPS+ and THEHOPE) and leishmaniasis research in India (EPSRC).She was recently awarded a GNCA grant to organise a Global Mental Health symposium, bringing researchers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom together at KMMS.

Community engagement and involvement in research

Dikomitis has pioneered new and transformative ways of conducting interdisciplinary global health research, combining anthropology, development studies and health services research with culturally appropriate and context-bespoke community engagement. For instance, cultural animation in health research (Health Expectations), community engagement in global health research (BMJ and Frontiers in Public Health), co-producing public health guidelines in Brazil (book), patient and public involvement (PPI) in self-harm research (Health Expectations), a decolonial approach to engaging community members (Frontiers in Public Health). 

Health service research

This strand includes research on cluster headache studies (BJGP,Neurological Sciences,Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare,Brain Sciences), research in mental health and self-harm (BJGP,British Journal of Psychiatry,EClinicalMedicine by The Lancet), research on musculoskeletal conditions (Trials,Clinical Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Care, BJPG Open, Rheumatology), COVID-19 research (BJSW, BMJ Paediatr Open) and on the production of neglect and on the social production of health policies and institutional neglect (Societies).  

Medical education research

Professor Dikomitis conducted a number of high-impact research projects in medical education and published about researching curriculum development (Teaching and Learning in Higher Education), assessments in medical education (Medical Education), anthropology in medical education (Springer Anthropology), palliative care component in medical education (BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care), embedding social and behavioural sciences in the medical curriculum (Societies) and about the understanding biomedical uncertainty in medical education (Medical Science Educator). 

External funding

Since 2014, Professor Dikomitis was awarded over £13 million in external research income from UK funding bodies, of which over £5 million as lead investigator. This includes funding for clinical and social science doctoral students, research capacity building and externally funded research projects and programmes. These are selected research grants (click link for entry in funder database): 

  • ECLIPSE, funded by the NIHR (role: Co-Principal Investigator, with Prof Price) £4,576,819
  • SOLACE, funded by GCRF AHRC-MRC (role: Principal Investigator) £199,840
  • THEHOPE, funded by the MRC (role: Co-Investigator, led by Prof Farooq)£873,269
  • RaCeR, funded by NIHR (role: Co-Investigator, led by Prof Littlewood) £249,998
  • STOPS+, funded by MRC (role: Co-Investigator, led by Prof Farooq) £564,784
  • Inter-CEPt, funded by the NIHR (role: Co-Investigator, led by Prof Davies) £1,110,815
  • New anti-leishmanial drugs for Indian Communities, funded by the EPSRC (role: Co-Investigator, led by Prof Steel) £906,252
  • PROMPPT, funded by NIHR (role: Co-Investigator, led Prof Mallen) £2,499,608
  • iPRIME, funded by Newton Fund (role: Co-Investigator, led by Dr Dayrit) £206,600
  • Remember Me, funded by AHRC (role: Co-Investigator, led by Prof Holloway) £839,979
  • CHIPS, funded by NHS HEY Headache Trust (role: Principal Investigator) £24,500


Since 2004, Professor Dikomitis taught a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate social science and medical students in Belgium, Cyprus, Hong Kong, the Philippines and the UK. She taught social science components of the medical curriculum, qualitative research methods and a range of modules in medical anthropology and sociology of health and illness. At KMMS, Professor Dikomitis leads modules around professional development and person-centred practice in the first years of the MBChB.  

Professor Dikomitis has led on major curriculum developments in social science and medical education, including the design and implementation of an MSc in Social Research (University of Hull) and an overhaul of the behavioural and social science components in Keele’s MBChB. Her educational leadership has been recognised by Advance HE (previous Higher Education Academy) with the status of Fellow in 2015 and Senior Fellow in 2018. Professor Dikomitis is member of the Steering Committee of the Behavioural and Social Science Teaching Network.  She is an experienced external examiner, currently for the Medicine Graduate Entry Course Y1 at the University of Birmingham (2018-23) and for Medicine Y1 at the University of Leeds (2019-23). 


Postgraduate Supervision 

Professor Dikomitis has supervised 7 doctoral students to completion. She has supervised over 40 MA/MSc/MPhil students to completion and currently supervises several UK-based doctoral students and students internationally.  

Professor Dikomitis welcomes PhD students with proposals in any area of medical anthropology, global health and health service research (please refer to the ‘Research’ section for specific areas of interest). 

Professor Dikomitis is lead supervisor of:

  • Ms Aman Rattan, who works on mental health among Kent Sikhs
  • Ms Hasara Nuwangi, who works on mental health in the Greek Cypriot and Punjabi Sikh communities in Kent
  • Dr Helen Bintley, who works on LGBTQIA+ in medical education

She is co-supervisor of:

  • Mr Daniel Lai Jie, who works on post intensive care syndrome
  • Dr Aaron Poppleton, who works with Central and Eastern Europeans in the UK with a focus on mental health in primary care
  • Ms Mahlet Alemu, who is conducting an ethnography on cutaneous leishmaniasis
  • Mr Binega Hagos, who works on community engagement in leishmaniasis research


PhD Examination 

Professor Dikomitis has examined 12 doctoral dissertations in Anthropology, Medical Sciences, Sociology, Philosophy of Science at UK and international institutions, including at Imperial College London, Monash University, Free University Brussels, University of Hull, Ghent University, University of Leeds, Goldsmiths and the University of Sussex. 


Editorial roles at academic journals

Roles at UK funding bodies

Professor Dikomitis has been member of NIHR, AHRC, MRC and Wellcome funding panels, she is also member of several UK funding boards and committees:

She regularly reviews applications submitted to the NIHR Health Services & Delivery Research, NIHR Research for Patient Benefit, as well as AHRC standard grants and ESRC standard grants. She also reviews grants for international funding bodies, including the Research Foundation Flanders (Belgium) and the Hellenic Foundation for Research & Innovation (Greece).

Keynote speaker

Professor Dikomitis regularly deliveres keynotes and research seminars in the UK and internationally. Invitations in recent years included speaking events at the University of Durham (UK), Goethe-Universität Frankfurt (Germany), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (the Netherlands), University of Nicosia (Cyprus), the Hull Medical Society (UK), Humboldt-Universität Berlin (Germany), PRIO Centre (Cyprus), the University of Opole and University of Silesia (both in Poland), at a GCRF-funded workshop on Global Health and Community Engagement (Nepal), at a Newton-funded Researcher Links Workshop (Malaysia), at the 2019 Annual Convention of the Philippine Academy of Family Physicians, at the 2020 Annual Conference of Asian Studies (Philippines), at the University of Nagasaki (Japan), at the Federal University of Bahia (Brazil), and at the 2021 Annual Conference of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka at the 2022 ABRASCO conference in Salvador (Brazil).

Public Engagement

Professor Dikomitis is strongly committed to communicating science publicly and both impact and outreach events are at the heart of all her research. Through contributions in the media, public lectures, project websites and workshops in community organisations I communicate findings with the public. During her outreach activities (in schools, patient and community organisations) she enthuses audiences that would ordinarily not directly engage with research. She was awarded the Keele University Excellence Award for Public Engagement with Research in June 2019.

See also SOLACE blogs, SOLACE podcasts and ECLIPSE Newsletters.

Recent media engagement

  • Article (20.05.2021), Somatosphere, link
  • Article (19.04.2021), The Conversation, link
  • Newspaper interview (19.03.2021), The Guardian, link
  • Blog (19.01.2021), Anthropology and Gerontology, link
  • Article (06.06.2020), Science Alert, link
  • Article (02.06.2020), News Medical Life Sciences, link
  • Article (02.06.2020), The Conversation, link
  • Newspaper interview (02.06.2020), The Guardian, link

Art and research

The SOLACE team (led by Professor Dikomits) engaged community members, volunteers, healthcare professionals in remote, underserved areas in the Philippines. Based on the ethnographic data, dance artist and anthropologist Clarissa Mijares imagined the data into movement, working with a sound designer and a Waray choreographer. This was performed in Manilla and available to watch here.

In collaboration with artists and curators, Professor Dikomitis led on public exhibitions in different countries to communicate our research findings with a non-academic public.

  • UK: ANGLES-ECLIPSE exhibition, Keele University Art Gallery (October – December 2021)
  • UK: 3 exhibitions at Stoking Curiosity: Unruly Minds, ECLIPSE and SOLACE (November 2019)
  • PHILIPPINES: Rural health in the Philippines, Ateneo Art Gallery (September 2019)
  • UK: SOLACE exhibition, Keele University Art Gallery (May 2019)
  • BELGIUM: Unruly minds: Evolution of mental health care in Flanders, Exhibition at the Psychiatric Hospital of Menen Flanders (October 2017)
  • BELGIUM: Of women, patients and nuns, Exhibition at a 3-day conference organised by the Belgian Gender Studies Network (October 2015)



DIKOMITIS, L. (2012) Cyprus and its places of desire: Cultures of displacement among Greek and Turkish Cypriot refugees (London, Bloomsbury, IB Tauris, 229 pages) link

PINXTEN, R. and DIKOMITIS, L. (2009, PB 2013) When God comes to town: Religious traditions in urban contexts (Oxford, Berghahn Books, 151 pages) link


Special Issues

DIKOMITIS, L., THEOBALD, S., ZAIZAY, Z., MURTHY, S. and ZERIHUN, Z. (In press – 2023) Social Science perspectives in global health: Insights and analysis of issues at the margins, Social Sciences link

DIKOMITIS, L., LONGMAN, C. and A. VAN DIENDEREN (2006) Making sense in the city: culture, community and identity in an urban world, A Prior, Hogent, 240 pages


Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

MOTA, C., TRAD, L. and DIKOMITIS, L. (2021) Insider-outsider positions during co-production: reflections from the Candomblé terreiros in Brazil in WILLIAMS, O., TEMBO, D., OCLOO, J., KAUR, M. HICKY, G., FARR, M. and BERESFORD, P. (Eds). COVID-19 and co-production in health and social care research, policy and practice Vol. 2 (Policy Press) link

DIKOMITIS, L. (2021) How medical students in the United Kingdom think: About anthropology, for example, in MARTINEZ, I. and WIEDMAN, D. (Eds). Anthropology in medical education: Sustaining engagement and impact (Springer) pp. 91-113 link

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. (Eds). When the cemetery becomes political: Dealing with the religious heritage in multi-ethnic regions (Wasmann Verlag) pp. 107-131 link

DIKOMITIS, L. and KELLY, E. (2018) Enquiry into learning and teaching in the social sciences: engaging with ethnographic research, in: CLEAVER, E., LINTERN, M. and M. MCLINDEN, M. (Eds). Researching learning and teaching in higher education: Disciplinary approaches to educational enquiry (Sage) pp. 253-265 link

DIKOMITIS, L. (2013) Under One Roof: The changing social geography of the border, in: BACAS, J.L. and W. KAVANAGH (Eds) Border encounters: Asymmetry and proximity at Europe’s frontiers (Berghahn Books) pp. 215-231 link

PINXTEN, R. and DIKOMITIS, L. (2012) Life stance and religious identity in an urbanised world: The meaning of life as a modern predicament, in: VAN HERCK, W. and L. GÓMEZ. (Eds) The sacred in the city (Continuum Books) pp. 108-123.

DIKOMITIS, L. (2012) A letter on ethnographic fieldwork, in PISTERS, I., VAN DIENDEREN, A. and LONGMAN, C. (Eds) Guess who’s coming to dinner: Liber amicorum voor Rik Pinxten (Academia Press) pp. 93-96. [in Dutch]

PINXTEN, R. and DIKOMITIS, L. (2010) Making Sense in the Urban Context, in: SWINNEN, J. (Ed.) Anders zichtbaar. Zingeving en humanisering in de beeldcultuur (VUB Press) pp. 446-456. [in Dutch]

DIKOMITIS, L. (2009) Greek and Turkish Cypriot refugees on their divided island, in: PINXTEN, R. (Ed). Mensen: Een inleiding in de culturele antropologie. (Lannoo Campus) pp. 255-259. [in Dutch]

PINXTEN, R. and DIKOMITIS, L. (2009) Introduction: When God comes to town, in: PINXTEN, R. and L. DIKOMITIS (Eds) When God comes to town: Religious traditions in urban contexts (Berghahn Books) pp. ix-xiv.

DIKOMITIS, L. (2009) From the city to the village and back: Greek Cypriot refugees engaging in ‘pilgrimages’ across the border, in PINXTEN, R. and L. DIKOMITIS (Eds) When God comes to town: Religious traditions in urban contexts (Berghahn Books) pp. 79-94.


Peer-Reviewed Articles

Polidano, K., Wenning, B., Mallen, C. D., & Dikomitis, L. (2024). Betwixt and between student and professional identities: UK medical students during COVID times. SN Social Sciences4. doi:10.1007/s43545-024-00844-6

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Nuwangi, H.Dikomitis, L., Weerakoon, K. G., Agampodi, S. B., & Agampodi, T. C. (2024). The psychosocial burden of cutaneous leishmaniasis in rural Sri Lanka: A multi-method qualitative study. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases18. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0011909

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Taffere, G., Temesgen, H., Haileselassie, B., Zerihun, Z., Wenning, B., Dikomitis, L, Mulugeta, A. (2024) ‘Linking research to end users through community engagement: an umbrella review’, Journal of Public Health. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1007/s10389-023-02167-x (KAR id:104586)

Cornwall, N., Woodcock, C., Ashworth, J., Harrisson, S., Dikomitis, L., White, S., Helliwell, T., Hodgson, E., Knaggs, R., Pincus, T., and others. (2024) ‘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, pp. 1-18. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1177/20494637231221688.

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. Available at: https://doi.org/10.22582/ta.v12i2.695

Agampodi, Thilini, Nuwangi, Hasara, Gunasekara, Sonali, Mallawaarachchi, Asitha, Price, Helen P, Dikomitis, Lisa, Agampodi, Suneth (2023)’Safeguarding community-centred global health research during crises.’ BMJ Global Health, 8 (8). Article Number e013304. ISSN 2059-7908. (doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2023-013304) (KAR id:102468)

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, and others. (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). Article Number e072471. ISSN 2044-6055. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2023-072471) (KAR id:102113)

Gunasekara SD, Wickramasinghe ND, Agampodi SB, Fernando MS, Weerakoon KG, Liyanage C, Dikomitis, L* and Agampodi,TC*. (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 Negl Trop Dis 17(5): e0010939. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0010939

Mughal, F., Chew‐Graham, C.A., Babatunde, O.O., Saunders, B., Meki, A. and Dikomitis, L., (2023). The functions of self‐harm in young people and their perspectives about future general practitioner‐led care: A qualitative study. Health Expectations.DOI link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/hex.13733

POLIDANO, K., WENNING, B., RUIZ, A., DAWAISAN, B., PANCHAL, J., GUNASEKARA, S., ABEBE, H., PRICE, H.P., DIKOMITIS, L. (2022). Community-based interventions for the prevention and control of cutaneous leishmaniasis: a systematic review. Social Sciences DOI

NUWANGI, H., WEERAKOON, K.G., AGAMPODI, T.C., PRICE, H.P., DIKOMITIS, L., AGAMPODI, S.B. (2022). Re-writing the history of leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka: an untold story since 1904. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases DOI

WENNING, B., PRICE, H.P., NUWANGI, H., REDA, K., WALTERS, B., EHSANULLAH, R., VIANA, G., ANDRAS, A., DIKOMITIS, L. (2022). Exploring the cultural effects of gender on perceptions of cutaneous leishmaniasis: A systematic literature review. Global Health Research and Policy, 7 DOI

KHATTAK, M.I., DIKOMITIS, L., KHAN, F., HAQ, M.U., SAEED, U., AWAN, N.R., UL HAQ, Z., SHEPHERD, T., MALLEN, C.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 DOI

MOTA, C., TRAD, L. A. and DIKOMITIS, L. (2022). Sickle Cell Disease in Bahia, Brazil: The Social Production of Health Policies and Institutional Neglect. Societies, 12 (4) DOI 

GUNASEKARA, S. D., NUWANGI, H., WICKRAMASINGHE, N. D., WEERAKOON, K., PRICE, H. P., DIKOMITIS, L. and AGAMPODI, S. B. (2022). Placing Leishmaniasis in the Limelight through the Communicable Disease Surveillance System: An Experience from Sri Lanka. Pathogens, 11 (6) DOI 

POPPLETON, A., SAUNDERS, C., KINGSTONE, T., CHUDYK, A., CHEW-GRAHAM, C., DIKOMITIS, L. (2022), Culture, migration, Brexit, and COVID-19: managing the mental health of patients from Central and Eastern Europe, BJGP, 72 (720): 308-309 DOI 

TSHIMOLOGO, M., ALLEN, K., COYLE, D., DAMERY, S., DIKOMITIS, L., FOTHERINGHAM, J., HARRY, H., LAMBIE, M., PHILLIPS-DARBY, L. TRAPALA-SOLI, I., WILLIAMS, I.P. and DAVIES, S. (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): e060922 DOI 

CUFF, A. JESSON, T., YEOWELL, G., DIKOMITIS, L., FOSTER, N.E. and LITTLEWOOD, C. (2022) Recommendations on patient-facing websites regarding diagnostic imaging for low back, knee, and shoulder pain: A scoping review. PEC Innovation DOI 

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, 12 (4) DOI 

KHATTAK, M. I., KHATTAK, S. I., KHAN, M., 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) DOI 

WENNING, B., POLIDANO, K., MALLEN, C.D. and DIKOMITIS, L. (2022) Negotiating agency and belong during the first lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic: An interview study among older adults in England, UK, BMJ Open, 12 (5): e060405 DOI 

WRIGHT, T., MUGHAL, F. BABATUNDE, O., HELLIWELL, T., DIKOMITIS, L. and MALLEN, C.D. (2022) Prevalence and Determinants of Burnout in Primary Healthcare Professionals in Low- and Middle- Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 100 (6): 385-401A DOI 

MUGHAL, F., TROYA, I., DIKOMITIS, L., TIERNEY, S., CORP, N., EVANS, N., TOWNSEND, E. and CHEW-GRAHAM, C. (2022) The experiences and needs of supporting individuals of young people who self-harm: a systematic review and thematic synthesis, EClinicalMedicine — The Lancet DOI 

POLIDANO, K., PARTON, L., AGAMPODI, S., AGAMPODI, T., HAILESELASSIE, B., LALANI, J., MOTA, S., PRICE, H., RODRIGUES, S., TAFERE, G., TRAD, L., ZERIHUN, Z. and DIKOMITIS, L. (2022) Community engagement in cutaneous leishmaniasis research in Brazil, Ethiopia, and Sri Lanka: a decolonial approach for global health, Frontiers in Public Health DOI 

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 DOI 

LUKSAITE, E., FRICKER, R., MCKINLEY, R. and DIKOMITIS, L. (2022) Conceptualising and teaching biomedical uncertainty to medical students: an exploratory qualitative study, Medical Science Educator DOI 

HICKEY, G., PORTER, K., TEMBO, D., RENNARD, U., THOLANAH, M., BERESFORD, P., CHANDLER, D., CHIMBARI, M., COLDHAM, T., DIKOMITIS, L., DZIRO, B., EKIIKINA, P., KHATTAK, M.I., MONTENEGRO, C., MUMBA, N., MUSESENGWA, R., NELSON, E., NHUNZVI, C., RAMIREZ, C.M., and STANISZEWSKA, S. (2022) What does ‘good’ community and public engagement look like? Developing relationships with community members in global health research, Frontiers in Public Health DOI 

PARRY, E., DIKOMITIS, L., PEAT, G. and CHEW-GRAHAM, C. (2022) Perspectives of flares in people with knee OA: a qualitative study, British Journal of General Practice Open DOI 

MUGHAL, F., DIKOMITIS, L., BABATUNDE, O. and CHEW-GRAHAM, C. (2022) The potential of general practice to support young people who self-harm: a narrative review, British Journal of General Practice Open DOI 

KINGSTONE, T., CAMPBELL, P., ANDRAS, A., NIXON, K., MALLEN, C.D. and DIKOMITIS, L. (2022) Exploring the impact of the first wave of COVID-19 on social work practice: A qualitative study in England, UK, British Journal of Social Work DOI 

MUGHAL, F., DIKOMITIS, L., BABATUNDE OPEYEMI and CHEW-GRAHAM, C. (2021) Experiences of general practice care for self-harm: a qualitative study of young people’s perspectives, British Journal of General Practice DOI 

YAHAYA, I., WRIGHT, T., BABATUNDE, O., HELLIWEL, T., DIKOMITIS, L., MALLEN, C. and CORP, N. (2021) Prevalence of osteoarthritis in lower-middle and low-income countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Rheumatology International, 41, 1221-1231 DOI 

TEMBO, D., HICKEY, G., MONTENEGRO, C., CHANDLER, D., NELSON, E., PORTER, K., DIKOMITIS, L., CHAMBERS, M., CHIMBARI, M., MUMBA, N., BERESFORD, P., EKIIKINA, P., MUSESENGWA, R., STANISZEWSKA, S., COLDHAM, T. and RENNARD, U. (2021) Impactful engagement and involvement with community stakeholders in the co-production of global health research:  How do we make it happen?, BMJ, 372:n178 DOI 

LAWTON, O., LAWTON, S., DIKOMITIS, L., PROTHEROE, J., SMITH, J. and MALLEN, D. (2021) Survey of young people in one region of the UK on accessing COVID-19 information (SOCIAL), BMJ Paediatrics Open, 5(1): e000942 DOI 

STEPHEN, G., LITTLEWOORD, C., FOSTER, N. 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 DOI 

LITTLEWOOD, C., BATEMAN, M., BUTLER-WALLEY, S., BATHERS, S., BROMLEY, K., LEWIS, M., FUNK, L., DENTON, J., MOFFATT, M., WINSTANLEY, R., MEHTA, S., STEPHENS, G., DIKOMITIS, L., and FOSTER, N. (2020) Rehabilitation following rotator cuff repair: A multi-centre pilot & feasibility randomised controlled trial (RaCeR), Clinical Rehabilitation DOI 

CUFF, A., PARTON, S., TYER, R., DIKOMITIS, L., FOSTER, N. and LITTLEWOOD, C. (2020) Guidelines for the use of diagnostic imaging in musculoskeletal (MSK) pain conditions affecting the lower back, knee, and shoulder: a scoping review. Musculoskeletal Care, 18 (4): 546-554 DOI 

BUTURE, A., AHMED, F., MEHTA, Y., PAEMELEIRE, K., GOADSBY, P.J. and DIKOMITIS, L., (2020) Perceptions, experiences, and understandings of cluster headache among GPs and neurologists: a qualitative study. British Journal of General Practice, 70 (696): e514-e522 DOI  

SHEPHERD, T., UL HAQ, Z., UL-HAQ, M., KHAN, M., AFRIDI A., DIKOMITIS, L., ROBINSON, M., LEWIS, M., RAHMAN, A., DZIEDZIC, K., SAEED, U., MALLEN, C. and FAROOQ, S. (2020)  Supervised Treatment in Outpatients for Schizophrenia (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, 10:e034709 DOI 

BUTURE, A., BOLAND, J.W., DIKOMITIS, L., HUANG, C. and AHMED, F. (2020) Development and Evaluation of a Screening Tool to Aid the Diagnosis of Cluster Headache. Brain Sciences, 10(2), p.77-94 DOI 

MUGHAL, F., TROYA, M., DIKOMITIS, L., CHEW-GRAHAM, C., CORP, N. and BABTUNDE, O. (2020) Role of the GP in the management of patients with self-harm behaviour in primary care: A systematic review, British Journal of General Practice, 70 (694): e364-e373 DOI 

BUTURE, A., BOLAND, J.W., AHMED, F. and DIKOMITIS, L. (2019) Images depicting pain – a tool to aid the diagnosis of cluster headache: A pilot study, Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 12:691-698 DOI 

TROYA, I., CHEW-GRAHAM, C.,BABATUNDE, O. BARTLAM, B., MUGHAL, F. and DIKOMITIS, L. (2019) The role of primary care supporting older adults who self-harm: a qualitative study. British Journal of General Practice, 69 (688):740-751 DOI 

YEATES, P., COPE, M., LUKSAITE, E., HASSELL, A. and DIKOMITIS, L. (2019) Exploring differences in individual and group judgements in standard setting. Medical Education, 53 (9): 941-952 DOI 

TROYA, I., CHEW-GRAHAM, C., BABATUNDE, O., BARTLAM, B, HIGGINBOTTOM, A. and DIKOMITIS, L (2019) Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement in a doctoral research project exploring self-harm in older adults. Health Expectations, 22(4): 617-631 DOI 

LITTLEWOOD, C., BATEMAN, M., COOKE, K., HENNNINGS, S., COOKSON, T., BROMLEY, K.,  LEWIS, M., FUNK, L., DENTON, J., MOFFATT, M., WINSTANLEY, R., MEHTA, S., STEPHENS, G., DIKOMITIS, L., CHESTERTON, L. and FOSTER, N. (2019) Protocol for a multi-centre pilot & feasibility randomised controlled trial with nested qualitative study: Rehabilitation following rotator cuff repair (the RaCeR study), Trials, 20: 328-340 DOI 

TROYA, I., DIKOMITIS, L., BABATUNDE, O., BARTLAM, B. and CHEW-GRAHAM, C. (2019) Understanding self-harm in older adults: A qualitative study. EClinicalMedicine — The Lancet, 12: 52-61 DOI 

MUGHAL, F., BABATUNDE, O., DIKOMITIS, L., SHAW, J., TOWNSEND, E., TROYA, I. and CHEW-GRAHAM, C. (2019) Self-harm in young people: the exceptional potential of the general practice consultation. British Journal of General Practice, 69 (681): 168-169 DOI 

TROYA, I., BABATUNDE, O., POLIDANO, K., BARTLAM, B., MCCLOSKEY, E., DIKOMITIS, L. and CHEW-GRAHAM, C. (2019) Self-harm in older adults: a systematic review, British Journal of Psychiatry, 214(4), pp. 186-200 DOI 

BUTURE, A., BOLAND, J.W., DIKOMITIS, L. and AHMED, F. (2019) Update on the pathophysiology of Cluster headache: imaging and neuropeptide studies, Journal of Pain Research, 12, pp. 269-281 DOI 

BUTURE, A., AHMED, F., DIKOMITIS, L. and BOLAND, J.W. (2019) Systematic literature review on the delays in the diagnosis and misdiagnosis of cluster headache. Neurological Sciences, 40 (1), pp. 2539 DOI 

KELEMEN, M., SURMAN, E. and DIKOMITIS, L. (2018) Cultural Animation in health research: An innovative methodology for patient and public involvement and engagement, Health Expectations, 21, pp. 805-813 DOI 

DIKOMITIS, L. (2016) Reflections on ethnography in medicine, The Cyprus Review, 28 (1), pp. 85-97 link 

BOLAND, J., DIKOMITIS, L. and GADOUD, A. (2016) Medical students writing on death, dying and palliative care: a qualitative analysis of reflective essays, BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 6, pp. 486-492 DOI 

DIKOMITIS, L., GREEN, T. and MACLEOD, U. (2015) Embedding electronic decision-support tools for suspected cancer in primary care: a qualitative study of GPs’ experiences, Primary Health Care Research & Development, 16 (6), pp. 548-555 DOI 

DIKOMITIS, L. (2014) Uprooted communities on Cyprus. An ethnography of Greek and Turkish Cypriot refugees, Tetradio, 22, pp. 107-123 [in Dutch] 

DIKOMITIS, L. (2009) Insider or Outsider? Anthropologist or Co-Villager? A Reflexive Account of Ethnographic Fieldwork on Cyprus, Verslagen van het Centrum voor Genderstudies, 18, pp. 59-80 [in Dutch] 

DIKOMITIS, L., LONGMAN, C. and VAN DIENDEREN A. (2006) ‘Making Sense in the City’, Making sense in the city (APrior special issue), pp. 3-5.  

PINXTEN, R. and DIKOMITIS, L. (2006) ‘What to make of life when you are an urbanite. Religion or secularisation: The meaning of life as a modern predicament’, Making sense in the city (APrior special issue), pp. 8-23 DOI 

DIKOMITIS, L. (2005) Three Readings of a Border: Greek Cypriots Crossing the Green Line in Cyprus, Anthropology Today, 21 (5), pp. 7-12 DOI 

DIKOMITIS, L. (2004) A Moving Field: Greek Cypriot Refugees Returning “Home”, Durham Anthropology Journal, 12 (1), pp. 7-20 DOI 

Visual Media

Dikomitis, L.Shergill, S. S., & Dikomitis, E. (2024). Sikh Silences across Generations. American Anthropological Association. Retrieved from https://www.anthropology-news.org/articles/sikh-silences-across-generations/

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Conference Proceedings

DIKOMITIS, L., AGAMPODI, S., MACHADO, P., MULUGETA, A., TRAD, L. and PRICE, H. on behalf of the ECLIPSE team (2021), Cutaneous leishmaniasis and mental health: Exploring psychosocial impact and CL-associated stigma (the ECLIPSE programme), Rinsho Hyoka (Clinical Evaluation), Vol. 19., No, 2, pp. 201-20

PARRY, E., DIKOMITIS, L., PEAT, G. and CHEW-GRAHAM, C. (2020) Patients’ perspectives on flares in knee osteoarthritis: a qualitative study. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 28, p.S392 DOI

BUTURE, A., DIKOMITIS, L., BOLAND, J.W. and AHMED, F. (2018) Images depicting pain: a screening tool for cluster headache, Cephalalgia, 38, pp. 114 DOI

BUTURE, A., BOLAND, J.W., DIKOMITIS, L., and AHMED, F. (2018) Delays in the diagnosis and misdiagnosis of cluster headache – a systematic literature review, Cephalalgia, 38, pp. 115 DOI

ROTTHIER, B., STEVENS, G., DIKOMITIS, L., HUYCK, B., MOTOASCA, E. and CAPPELLE, J. (2017) Typical cruising speed of speed pedelecs and the link with motor power as a result of a Belgian naturalistic cycling study, International Cycling Safety DOI

BUTURE, A., DIKOMITIS, L., BOLAND, J.W. and AHMED, F. (2017) Visual images: an additional tool for the screening of cluster headache, Cephalalgia, 37, pp. 219 DOI

LIDDLE, J., CHEW-GRAHAM, C., MALLEN, C., HEALEY, E., JINKS, C. and DIKOMITIS, L. (2017) So looking at this, you look like you’ve got some issues going on with your joints: Exploring case-finding in long-term condition review consultations (the ENHANCE pilot trial), Rheumatology, 56, IS2 DOI

BUTURE, A., DIKOMITIS, L. and AHMED, F. (2016) Developing a diagnostic tool for the early diagnosis of cluster headache, Cephalalgia, 36, pp. 92 DOI

DIKOMITIS, L., QUARSHIE, V., PAEMELEIRE, K., GOADSBY, P.J. and AHMED, F. (2015) Perceptions, understandings and experiences of cluster headache patients in the north of England: a qualitative study, Cephalalgia, 35, pp. 79 DOI

AHMED, F., DIKOMITIS, L., ZAFAR, H., GOADSBY, P. AND PAEMELIERE, K. (2014) Perceptions and experiences of cluster headache among patients, general practitioners and neurologists in the north of England: a qualitative study. The Journal of Headache and Pain, 15, pp. J1 DOI

DIKOMITIS, L., M. BONTE, S. WILLEMS and K. PAEMELEIRE. (2013) Patients’ Perceptions of the Causes of Migraine in Flanders (Belgium): A Qualitative Study. Cephalalgia, 33 (S8), pp. 144 DOI


Book Reviews

DIKOMITIS, L. (2016) Review of The man who closed the asylums. John Foot, Medical Humanities Online Journal link

DIKOMITIS, L. (2014) Review of The past in pieces: Belonging in the New Cyprus. Rebecca Bryant. American Anthropologist, 116 (1): 194-195 DOI

DIKOMITIS, L. (2011) Review of Reunifying Cyprus: The Annan Plan and beyond. Andrekos Varnava and Hubert Faustmann (eds). The Cyprus Review, 23 (1): 185-187 DOI

DIKOMITIS, L. (2011) Review of When Greeks think about Turks: The view from anthropology. Dimitrios Theodossopoulos (ed). Anthropology in Action, 18 (1): 69-71 DOI

DIKOMITIS, L. (2009) Review of Iron in the soul: Displacement, livelihood and health in Cyprus. Peter Loizos. Anthropological Notebooks, year XV, no. 2, 88-89

Last updated February 14, 2024