Dr Nishtha Lamba


NameDr Nishtha Lamba
Job titleDBI - Associate Professor in Psychology
Research institute
Primary appointmentDubai Campus
Email addressN.Lamba@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2595-5076
Contact categoryResearcher

Research outputs

Exploring media-induced secondary trauma during COVID-19: A global perspective

Lamba, N., Khokhlova, O., Bhatia, A. and McHugh, C. 2023. Exploring media-induced secondary trauma during COVID-19: A global perspective. Health Psychology Open. 10 (2). https://doi.org/10.1177/20551029231199578

Body appreciation around the world: Measurement invariance of the Body Appreciation Scale-2 (BAS-2) across 65 nations, 40 languages, gender identities, and age.

Swami, V., Tran, U.S., Stieger, S., Aavik, T., Ranjbar, H.A., Adebayo, S.O., Afhami, R., Ahmed, O., Aimé, A., Akel, M., Halbusi, H., Alexias, G., Ali, K.F., Alp-Dal, N., Alsalhani, A.B., Álvares-Solas, S., Amaral, A.C.S., Andrianto, S., Aspden, T., Argyrides, M., Aruta, J.J.B.R., Atkin, S., Ayandele, O., Baceviciene, M., Bahbouh, R., Ballesio, A., Barron, D., Bellard, A., Bender, S.S., Beydağ, K.D., Birovljević, G., Blackburn, M.-È., Borja-Alvarez, T., Borowiec, J., Bozogáňová, M., Bratland-Sanda, S., Browning, M.H.E.M., Brytek-Matera, A., Burakova, M., Çakır-Koçak, Y., Camacho, P., Camilleri, V.E., Cazzato, V., Cerea, S., Chaiwutikornwanich, A., Chaleeraktrakoon, T., Chambers, T., Chen, Q.-W., Chen, X., Chien, C.-L., Chobthamkit, P., Choompunuch, B., Compte, E.J., Corrigan, J., Cosmas, G., Cowden, R.G., Czepczor-Bernat, K., Czub, M., da Silva, W.R., Dadfar, M., Dalley, S.E., Dany, L., Datu, J.A.D., Berbert de Carvalho, P.H., Coelho, G.L.de H., De Jesus, A.O.S., Debbabi, S.H., Dhakal, S., Di Bernardo, F., Dimitrova, D.D., Dion, J., Dixson, B., Donofrio, S.M., Drysch, M., Du, H., Dzhambov, A.M., El-Jor, C., Enea, V., Eskin, M., Farbod, F., Farrugia, L., Fian, L., Fisher, M.L., Folwarczny, M., Frederick, D.A., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., Furnham, A., García, A.A., Geller, S., Ghisi, M., Ghorbani, A., Martinez, M.A.G., Gradidge, S., Graf, S., Grano, C., Gyene, G., Hallit, S., Hamdan, M., Handelzalts, J.E., Hanel, P.H.P., Hawks, S.R., Hekmati, I., Helmy, M., Hill, T., Hina, F., Holenweger, G., Hřebíčková, M., Ijabadeniyi, O.A., Imam, A., İnce, B., Irrazabal, N., Jankauskiene, R., Jiang, D.-Y., Jiménez-Borja, M., Jiménez-Borja, V., Johnson, E.M., Jovanović, V., Jović, M., Jović, M., Junqueira, A.C.P., Kahle, L.-M., Kantanista, A., Karakiraz, A., Karkin, A.N., Kasten, E., Khatib, S., Khieowan, N., Kimong, Patricia J., Kiropoulos, L., Knittel, J., Kohli, N., Koprivnik, M., Kospakov, A., Król-Zielińska, M., Krug, I., Kuan, G., Kueh, Y.C., Kujan, O., Kukić, M., Kumar, S., Kumar, V., Lamba, N., Lauri, M.A., Laus, M.F., LeBlanc, L.A., Lee, H.J., Lipowska, M., Lipowski, M., Lombardo, C., Lukács, A., Maïano, C., Malik, S., Manjary, M., Baldó, L.M., Martinez-Banfi, M., Massar, K., Matera, C., McAnirlin, O., Mebarak, M.R., Mechri, A., Meireles, J.F. F., Mesko, N., Mills, J., Miyairi, M., Modi, R., Modrzejewska, A., Modrzejewska, J., Mulgrew, K.E., Myers, T.A., Namatame, H., Nassani, M.Z., Nerini, A., Neto, F., Neto, J., Neves, A.N., Ng, S.-K., Nithiya, D., O, Jiaqing, Obeid, S., Oda-Montecinos, C., Olapegba, P.O., Olonisakin, T.T., Omar, S.S., Örlygsdóttir, B., Özsoy, E., Otterbring, T., Pahl, S., Panasiti, M.S., Park, Y., Patwary, M.M., Pethö, T., Petrova, N., Pietschnig, J., Pourmahmoud, S., Prabhu, V.G., Poštuvan, V., Prokop, P., Ramseyer Winter, V.L., Razmus, M., Ru, T., Rupar, M., Sahlan, R.N., Hassan, M.S., Šalov, A., Sapkota, S., Sarfo, J.O., Sawamiya, Y., Schaefer, K., Schulte-Mecklenbeck, M., Seekis, V., Selvi, K., Sharifi, M., Shrivastava, A., Siddique, R.F., Sigurdsson, V., Silkane, V., Šimunić, A., Singh, G., Slezáčková, A., Sundgot-Borgen, C., Ten Hoor, G., Tevichapong, P., Tipandjan, A., Todd, J., Togas, C., Tonini, F., Tovar-Castro, J.C., Trangsrud, L.K.J., Tripathi, P., Tudorel, O., Tylka, T.L., Uyzbayeva, A., Vally, Z., Vanags, E., Vega, L.D., Vicente-Arruebarrena, A., Vidal-Mollón, J., Vilar, R., Villegas, H., Vintilă, M., Wallner, C., White, M.P., Whitebridge, S., Windhager, S., Wong, K.Y., Yau, E.K., Yamamiya, Y., Yeung, V.W.L., Zanetti, M.C., Zawisza, M., Zeeni, N., Zvaríková, M. and Voracek, M. 2023. Body appreciation around the world: Measurement invariance of the Body Appreciation Scale-2 (BAS-2) across 65 nations, 40 languages, gender identities, and age. Body Image. 46, pp. 449-466. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2023.07.010

Experiences, psychological health, and prenatal bonding of surrogate mothers: a longitudinal study

Lamba, N. 2023. Experiences, psychological health, and prenatal bonding of surrogate mothers: a longitudinal study. Research Invited Talk, IPPN, Kings College London. Kings College London 07 - 07 Aug 2023

Intimate partner violence: laws on sexual violence

Khokhlova, O., Allen, K. and Lamba, N. 2023. Intimate partner violence: laws on sexual violence. in: Shackelford, T. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence Cham Springer.

Evaluating student evaluations: Evidence of gender bias against women in higher education based on perceived learning and instructor personality.

Khokhlova, O., Lamba, N. and Kishore, S. 2023. Evaluating student evaluations: Evidence of gender bias against women in higher education based on perceived learning and instructor personality. Frontiers in Education. 8. https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2023.1158132

Maternal mental health of surrogate mothers: a longitudinal study

Lamba, N. 2023. Maternal mental health of surrogate mothers: a longitudinal study. Invited Research Talk, Suffolk University. University of Suffolk 17 - 17 Jul 2023

Experiences, psychological health, and prenatal bonding of surrogate mothers: a longitudinal study

Lamba, N. 2023. Experiences, psychological health, and prenatal bonding of surrogate mothers: a longitudinal study. Invited Research Talk, IPPN, NYU Abu Dhabi. NYU Abu Dhabi 13 - 13 Apr 2023

Who is more ‘human-like’? Exploring gender and race in perception of avatars in an online classroom

Lamba, N., Kishore, S. and Khokhlova, O. 2023. Who is more ‘human-like’? Exploring gender and race in perception of avatars in an online classroom. 11th European Conference on Education (ECE2023). London, UK, and Online 13 - 17 Jul 2023

Multinational evaluation of the measurement invariance of the level of personality functioning scale–brief form 2.0: comparison of student and community samples across seven countries

Natoli, A., Bach, B., Behn, A., Cottin, M., Gritti, E., Hutsebaut, J., Lamba, N., Le Corff, Y., Zimmerman, J. and Lapalme, M. 2022. Multinational evaluation of the measurement invariance of the level of personality functioning scale–brief form 2.0: comparison of student and community samples across seven countries. Psychological Assessment. 34 (12), pp. 1112-1125. https://doi.org/10.1037/pas0001176

Understanding the impact of cross-cultural friendships and residency status on multicultural attitudes: a UAE perspective

Lamba, N., Mohideen, F., Virani, T., Kariappa, S., Aroz, V., Bind Ashraf, H., Udaipurwala, Z., Dsouza, C., Rodrigues, S., Paulson, A. and Patil, A. 2023. Understanding the impact of cross-cultural friendships and residency status on multicultural attitudes: a UAE perspective. International Journal of Sustainable Society. 15 (2), pp. 113-224. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSSOC.2023.10057169

Unpacking qualitative methodology to explore experiences of mothers with children with autism spectrum disorder in the UAE: a thematic analysis inquiry

Lamba, N., Van Tonder, A. and Raghavan, A. 2022. Unpacking qualitative methodology to explore experiences of mothers with children with autism spectrum disorder in the UAE: a thematic analysis inquiry. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. 21, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1177/16094069221110295

Helpful or not? Appraisal and mechanisms of prosociality in the dark triad

Puthillam, A., Mehta, N., Kapoor, H., Rezaei, S. and Lamba, N. 2022. Helpful or not? Appraisal and mechanisms of prosociality in the dark triad. PsyArXiv.org. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/u8agb

Using virtual avatars to explore the impact of instructors' gender, race, and qualification on perceived learning in an online classroom

Lamba, N., Kishore, S. and Khokhlova, O. 2022. Using virtual avatars to explore the impact of instructors' gender, race, and qualification on perceived learning in an online classroom. The 10th European Conference on Education. London, UK 14 - 17 Jul 2022

Challenges and support structures of mothers with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the United Arab Emirates: A thematic analysis

Lamba, N. 2022. Challenges and support structures of mothers with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the United Arab Emirates: A thematic analysis. 4th European Autism Congress. Webinar 13 - 14 May 2022

Exploring challenges and support structures of mothers with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the United Arab Emirates

Lamba, N., Van Tonder, A., Shrivastava, A. and Raghavan, A. 2022. Exploring challenges and support structures of mothers with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the United Arab Emirates. Research in Developmental Disabilities. 120. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2021.104138

Biowarfare conspiracy, faith in government, and compliance with safety guidelines during COVID-19: an international study

Khokhlova, O., Lamba, N., Bhatia, A. and Vinogradova, M. 2021. Biowarfare conspiracy, faith in government, and compliance with safety guidelines during COVID-19: an international study. Mind and Society. 20 (2), pp. 235-251. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11299-021-00282-4

Media-induced secondary trauma during covid-19

Lamba, N. 2021. Media-induced secondary trauma during covid-19. 34th International conference on Psychiatry and Mental Health. Online 20 Aug 2021

Just wrong? Or just WEIRD? Investigating the prevalence of moral dumbfounding in non-Western samples

McHugh, C., Zhang, R., Karnatak, T., Lamba, N. and Khokhlova, O. 2021. Just wrong? Or just WEIRD? Investigating the prevalence of moral dumbfounding in non-Western samples. PsyArXiv.org. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/zxfbj

Religious factors affecting death anxiety in older adults practicing Hinduism

Lamba, N., Bhatia, A., Shrivastava, A. and Raghavan, A. 2022. Religious factors affecting death anxiety in older adults practicing Hinduism. Death Studies. 46 (8), pp. 1973-1981. https://doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2021.1876789

Describing a research process

Lamba, N. 2021. Describing a research process. YLAC - Young Leaders of Active Citizenship. Online 22 Aug 2021

To have and to hold: marital rape perception in Russian women

Khokhlova, O. and Lamba, N. 2020. To have and to hold: marital rape perception in Russian women. 4th European Conference on Domestic Violence. Online from Slovenia

Factors associated with perception of marital rape in India

Lamba, N. and Khokhlova, O. 2020. Factors associated with perception of marital rape in India. 4th European Conference on Domestic Violence. Online from Slovenia

The resonance of Sushant Singh: A sociological and psychological exploration

Lamba, N. 2020. The resonance of Sushant Singh: A sociological and psychological exploration. Express Group.

Does the coronavirus pandemic carry signs of a generational trauma?

Lamba, N. 2020. Does the coronavirus pandemic carry signs of a generational trauma? Scroll.in.

Blurring lines between fiction and reality: Perspectives of experts on marketing effectiveness of virtual influencers

Evangelos, M., Lamba, N., Mahmoud, D. and Ranganathan, C. 2020. Blurring lines between fiction and reality: Perspectives of experts on marketing effectiveness of virtual influencers. 2020 International Conference on Cyber Security and Protection of Digital Services (Cyber Security). Online 15 - 19 Jun 2020

Virtual influencers in digital marketing: innovative trend or passing fad?

Moustakas, E., Ranganathan, C. and Lamba, N. 2020. Virtual influencers in digital marketing: innovative trend or passing fad? in: Koutra, C. and Ahmad, H. (ed.) Emerging human and techno-human business management dynamics in a globalized environment Nova Science.

You are not alone: Exploring experiences and available support structures for mothers with children with Autism

Van Tonder, A. and Lamba, N. 2020. You are not alone: Exploring experiences and available support structures for mothers with children with Autism. Fifth Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences (ERPBSS) conference. Middlesex University Dubai

How can education shape the future happiness and well-being of students?

Lamba, N. 2019. How can education shape the future happiness and well-being of students? Edarabia.

The ART of performance: engaging young people with assisted reproductive technologies

Jadva, V., Vilsbol, T., Ayed, N., Imrie, S., Jones, C., Lamba, N., McConnachie, A., Vasques, S., Golombok, S. and Zadeh, S. 2019. The ART of performance: engaging young people with assisted reproductive technologies. International Journal of Science Education. 9 (2), pp. 128-139. https://doi.org/10.1080/21548455.2019.1576239

The psychological well-being and prenatal bonding of gestational surrogates

Lamba, N., Jadva, V., Kadam, K. and Golombok, S. 2018. The psychological well-being and prenatal bonding of gestational surrogates. Human Reproduction. 33 (4), pp. 646-653. https://doi.org/10.1093/humrep/dey048

Psychological well-being, maternal-foetal bonding and experiences of Indian surrogates

Lamba, N. 2017. Psychological well-being, maternal-foetal bonding and experiences of Indian surrogates. PhD thesis University of Cambridge Department of Psychology

India in transition: why ban commercial surrogacy? [News article]

Lamba, N. 2018. India in transition: why ban commercial surrogacy? [News article]. The Hindu Business Line.

Indian surrogates: their psychological well-being and experiences in cross cultural perspectives on surrogacy and gamete donations

Lamba, N. and Jadva, V. 2018. Indian surrogates: their psychological well-being and experiences in cross cultural perspectives on surrogacy and gamete donations. in: Cross-Cultural Comparisons on Surrogacy and Egg Donation Palgrave Macmillan.

Politics of the female body, reproductive rights and its health consequences amongst South Asian women: psychological impact of commercial surrogacy amongSouth Asian women

Lamba, N. 2017. Politics of the female body, reproductive rights and its health consequences amongst South Asian women: psychological impact of commercial surrogacy amongSouth Asian women. British Association for South Asian Studies: BASAS Conference 2017. Nottingham, U.K. 19 - 21 Apr 2017

The psychological well-being and maternal-fetal bonding of surrogates

Lamba, N., Jadva, V., Kaushal, K. and Golombok, S. 2017. The psychological well-being and maternal-fetal bonding of surrogates. Society for Research in Child Development. Austin, Texas 06 - 08 Apr 2017

Policy perspective on Indian surrogacy: Past, present and future

Lamba, N. 2017. Policy perspective on Indian surrogacy: Past, present and future. 6th National Bio-Ethics Conference. Pune, India Jan 2017

New surrogacy policy: great leap backwards

Lamba, N. 2016. New surrogacy policy: great leap backwards. Open Magazine.

A longitudinal study of the experiences and psychological well-being of Indian surrogates

Lamba, N., Jadva, V., Kadam, K. and Golombok, S. 2016. A longitudinal study of the experiences and psychological well-being of Indian surrogates. 32nd Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology. Helsinki, Finland 03 - 06 Jul 2016

Indian egg donors’ characteristics, motivations and feelings towards the recipient and resultant child

Jadva, V., Lamba, N., Kadam, K. and Golombok, S. 2015. Indian egg donors’ characteristics, motivations and feelings towards the recipient and resultant child. Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online. 1 (2), pp. 98-103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rbms.2016.04.003

Rethinking commercial vs. altruistic surrogacy in India

Lamba, N. 2016. Rethinking commercial vs. altruistic surrogacy in India. India in Transition.

Motivations, experiences and psychological well-being of Indian surrogates

Lamba, N. 2015. Motivations, experiences and psychological well-being of Indian surrogates. Product, Production, Productivity: A Women's Studies Symposium. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 10 - 12 Dec 2015

On wealth and the diversity of friendships: high social class people around the world have fewer international friends

Yearwood, M., Cuddy, A., Lamba, N., Wu, Y., Van der Lowe, I., Piff, P., Gronin, C., Fleming, P., Simon-Thomas, E., Keltner, D. and Spectre, A. 2015. On wealth and the diversity of friendships: high social class people around the world have fewer international friends. Personality and Individual Differences. 87, pp. 224-229. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2015.07.040

Selling womb for some ‘baby cash’ [Blog post]

Lamba, N. 2013. Selling womb for some ‘baby cash’ [Blog post]. Oxford India Policy Blog.

Sequence learning under uncertainty in children: self-reflection vs. self-assertion

Lange-Küttner, C., Averbeck, B., Hirsch, S., Wießner, I. and Lamba, N. 2012. Sequence learning under uncertainty in children: self-reflection vs. self-assertion. Frontiers in Psychology. 3. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00127

A self-relevance analysis of safer-sex cognition

Lamba, N., Reich, W., Vial, A. and Young, J. 2012. A self-relevance analysis of safer-sex cognition. 83rd annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association. Pittsburgh USA 01 - 04 Mar 2012

Research Impact

SEN Professional Workshop

Participants learned about how to support children with special needs in the classroom.

CPD UK accredited ‘special education needs’ paid trainings

SEN professionals learned how to best support children with special needs in the mainstream classroom.

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