Professor Lisa Dikomitis
Professor 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 different universities in Belgium. She holds UG and PG degrees in Anthropology and Sociology, Education and History of Art.
Dikomitis was awarded her PhD in March 2010 and worked as postdoctoral lecturer at Ghent University, before moving to the UK in 2012. She worked as Research Fellow at the Hull York Medical School from 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 in January 2022.
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 80 peer-reviewed research publications (including a monograph, edited volumes and single-authored, co-authored and multi-authored papers and bookchapters).
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 monograph Cyprus and Its Places of Desire: Cultures of Displacement among Greek and Turkish Cypriot Refugees (Bloomsbury IB Tauris, 2012), also in Anthropology 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 funded SOLACE , on public health in remote, rural and coastal areas of the Philippines and currently co-leads ECLIPSE, 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).
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).
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 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
- Editor Special Issue of Social Sciences on Global Health (2023)
- Member editorial board Anthropology and Humanism (2021-23)
- Member editorial board Social Transformation: Journal of the Global South (since 2022)
- Member editorial board PLOS Global Public Health (2021-)
- Associate Editor PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases (2020-)
- Member editorial board The Sociological Review (2016-22)
- Associate Editor Pilot and Feasibility Studies (2017-)
- Member editorial board Sociology (2016-19)
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:
- Member MRC Prize Committee
- Member NIHR RIGHT 6 Committee
- Member MRC Applied Global Health Research Board
- Member Wellcome Social Sciences Early-Career Advisory Group
- Member AHRC PRC
- Member UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship PRC
- Member NIHR COVID-19 College of Experts (2020-21)
- Member AHRC COVID-19 Expert Peer Review Group (2020-21)
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).
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).
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.
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
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.
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
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
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