Dr. Jigar Rasiklal Jogia

Associate Professor
BSc PhD CPsychol AFBPsS FHEA
Bio

Dr. Jogia is a Chartered Psychologist (C Psychol), accredited by the British Psychological Society and a member of the American Psychological Association specializing in neuropsychology and mental health. Currently Associate Professor of Psychology at Zayed University. Prior to joining Zayed University Dr. Jogia was lecturing and conducting research in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience at some of the most prestigious academic institutions in the UK including King’s College London [Institute of psychiatry psychology and neuroscience, Researcher development unit (courses in professional development) and school of medicine], University of Birmingham and Aston University. More recently Dr Jogia lectured at the American University in Dubai where he also led the development, accreditation and launch of an undergraduate psychology program.

His research focuses on the study of mental health and psychological processes, employing cognitive psychometric testing and imaging methods. This program of research is multidisciplinary and includes the examination of neuropsychological abnormalities in major mental illnesses (including Bipolar and Major depressive disorder) as well as new and ground-breaking research into the classification of patient groups as a way of developing novel and valuable neuro diagnostics. More recently, he has led an interdisciplinary project (Aston and Salford Engineering schools) examining the psychological effects of natural disasters, leading to a publication and invitation to attend a British Council event in Malaysia (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia) on capacity building to reduce disaster risk.

Dr. Jogia has industry experience as a psychological marketing executive working with a range of clients from finance and healthcare to education. He is an expert in Digital marketing technology, providing a bespoke blend of psychology, neuroscience and marketing. In particular, he combines cognitive psychology and neuroscience to develop marketing content with direct impact caused by brain and behavior relationships, performance marketing and behavioral targeting, customer relationship management (CRM) social media management and listening and search engine optimization (SEO), branding and creative and data analytics. He was a Technical Editor for a European Commission funded research project called eCME which aims to deploy Information and Communication Technologies (ICT’s) in order to develop an advanced, multi-lingual e-learning platform through which Continuing Medical Education. In addition, he has developed and delivered Workshops for NHS England Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust on neuroimaging and mental health; workshops also delivered to industry experts (on positive psychology and productivity), student groups including the Harvard Colleges in Asia program (on positive psychology and stress management) and Counseling and guiding SEN students (counselors from the MENA region).

 
Office

Dubai Academic City, A L2 036

Phone:

+971 4 402 1371

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Teaching Areas

Psychology

Research and Professional Activities

Recent Research


Dr. Jogia published the first studies to assess Lamotrigine (LTG) monotherapy in bipolar disorder. The results of these studies provide evidence for the ‘normalisation’ effect LTG may have on key prefrontal regions associated with emotional self-regulation - akin to what has been observed with successful remission of depression.

Another of Dr. Jogia's recent studies provided the first formal evidence of a disease-specific influence of the CACNA1C (rs1006737) genotype on brain function. This influence was found to be present in the ventral lateral prefrontal cortex (PFC) during emotional processing in bipolar patients carrying the risk allele, but absent in unaffected relatives.

A recent study published by Dr. Jogia was the first study to use pattern recognition (a form of machine learning) for the diagnostic classification of patients with bipolar disorder/major depressive disorder based on neuroanatomical/functional data. Being able to identify and differentiate disorders based on neurobiology is regarded as the “Holy Grail” within psychiatric research; this project, therefore, was a significant advancement. This technique can also be used to investigate the efficacy of drug therapy on brain-related disorders.

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Awards

  • Award in recognition of achievements in the field of Cognitive neuropsychology, neuroimaging and mental health research - Samuel Gershon Award from the International Society for Bipolar Disorder (2011)
  • Award in recognition of achievements in the field of Cognitive neuropsychology, neuroimaging and mental health research - European Psychiatric Association (2007)
  • Award for Best Research paper - Middlesex University Dubai Fourth International Conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences (2018)


MEMBERSHIP OF SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: 

  • Chartered Psychologist (C Psychol), accredited by the British Psychological Society (2011 – Present)
  • Member of the American Psychological Association (2017 – Present)
  • Fellow of the HEA (Higher Education Authority) (2013 – Present)
  • Associate Fellow (AFBPsS) of the British Psychological Society (2015 – Present)
  • Membership Advisory board for the British Psychological Society (2016 – Present)
  • Editorial board: Mediterranean Journal of Biosciences (2015 – Present)
  • Editorial board: OBM Neurobiology (2016 – Present)
  • Editorial board: OBM Geriatrics (2016 – Present)
  • Editorial board: EC Neurology (2017 – Present)
  • Editorial board: Journal of Neurosciences and Brain Imaging (2017 – Present)
  • Associate Editor: Psychology and Behavioral Medicine Open Access Journal (2017 – Present)

- See more at: http://www.jogiagroup.org/

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Murphy K, Jogia J, Talcott, J. On the neural basis of word reading: A meta-analysis of fMRI evidence using activation likelihood estimation (In press Journal of Neurolinguistics).

  2. Jogia J. Perspective on Neurobiological and Clinical Early Indicators of Mild Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s Disease OBM Neurobiology 2017; 1(2).

  3. Frangou S, Dima D, Jogia J. Towards person-centered neuroimaging markers for resilience and vulnerability in Bipolar Disorder. Neuroimage. 2017 Jan 15;145:230-237.

  4. Jogia, J, Kulatunga, U, Wedawatta, G. Culture and the psychological impacts of natural disasters: Implications for disaster management and disaster mental health. Built and Human Environment review. 2014 Nov. 7(1), 1- 10.

  5. Rocha-Rego V*, Jogia J*, Marquand AF, Mourao-Miranda J, Simmons A, Frangou S. Examination of the predictive value of structural magnetic resonance scans in bipolar disorder: a pattern classification approach. Psychol Med. 2014 Feb 44(3):519-32. (*Joint first author).

  6. Dima D, Jogia J, Frangou S. Dynamic Causal Modeling of load-dependent modulation of effective connectivity within the verbal working memory network. Human Brain Mapping. 2014 Jul;35(7):3025-35.

  7. Dima D, Jogia J, Collier D, Vassos E, MD, Burdick KE, Frangou S. Independent Modulation of Engagement and Connectivity of the Facial Network During Affect Processing by CACNA1C and ANK3 Risk Genes for Bipolar Disorder JAMA Psychiatry. 2013 Dec;70(12):1303-11.*

  8. Morandottia,N, Dima D Jogia J, Frangou S, Salaa M, Giulia Zelda De Vidovicha C, Lazzarettia M, Gambinia F, Marraffinia E, d’Allioc G, Baralea F, Zappolid T, Caverzasia E, Brambillae P. Childhood abuse is associated with structural impairment in the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex and aggressiveness in patients with borderline personality disorder. Psych Research: Neuroimaging. 2013 Jul 30;213(1):18-23.

  9. Brambilla P, Perlini C, Bellani M, Tomelleri L, Ferro A, Cerruti S, Marinelli V, Rambaldelli G, Christodoulou T, Jogia J, Dima D, Tansella M, Balestrieri M, Frangou S. Increased salience of gains versus decreased associative learning differentiate bipolar disorder from schizophrenia during incentive decision making. Psychol Med. 2012 Jun 12:1-10.

  10. Jogia J, Dima D, Frangou S. Sex differences in bipolar disorder: a review of neuroimaging findings and new evidence. Bipolar Disorders. 2012 14(4): 461–471.*

  11. Roussos P, Katsel P, Davis KL, Bitsios P, Giakoumaki SG, Jogia J, Rozsnyai K, Collier D, Frangou S, Siever LJ, Haroutunian V. Molecular and Genetic Evidence for normalities in the Nodes of Ranvier in Schizophrenia. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012 69(1):7-15.

  12. Jogia J, Dima D, Kumari V, Frangou S. Frontopolar cortical inefficiency may underpin reward and working memory dysfunction in Bipolar Disorder. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry 2012 Dec13(8):605-15.*

  13. Jogia J, Ruberto G, Lelli-Chiesa G, Vassos E, Maierú M, Tatarelli R, Girardi P, Collier D, Frangou S. The impact of the CACNA1C gene polymorphism on frontolimbic function in Bipolar Disorder. Mol psychiatry 2011 16(11):1070-1.*

  14. Pompei F, Jogia J, Tatarelli R, Girardi P, Rubia K, Kumari V, Frangou S. Familial and isease specific abnormalities in the neural correlates of the Stroop Task in Bipolar Disorder. Neuroimage. 2011 Jun 1;56(3):1677-84.

  15. Forcada I, Papachristou E, Mur M, Christodoulou T, Jogia J, Reichenberg A, Vieta E, Frangou S. The impact of general intellectual ability and white matter volume on the functional outcome of patients with Bipolar Disorder and their relatives. J Affect Disord. 2011 May;130(3):413-20.

  16. Lelli-Chiesa G, Kempton MJ, Jogia J, Tatarelli R, Girardi P, Powell J, Collier DA, Frangou S. The impact of the Val158Met COMT genotype on neural correlates of sad facial affect processing in patients with Bipolar Disorder and their relatives. Psychological Medicine 2010 Apr;41(4):779-88.

  17. Takahashi T, Walterfang M, Wood SJ, Kempton MJ, Jogia J, Lorenzetti V, Soulsby B, Suzuki M, Velakoulis D, Pantelis C, Frangou S. Pituitary volume in patients with bipolar disorder and their first-degree relatives. J Affect Disord 2010 Aug;124(3):256-61.

  18. Tomelleri L, Jogia J, Perlini C, Bellani M, Ferro A, Rambaldelli G, Tansella M, Frangou S, Brambilla P. Neuroimaging Network of the ECNP networks initiative. Brain structural changes associated with chronicity and antipsychotic treatment in schizophrenia. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2009 Dec;19(12):835-40.

  19. Schmidt H, Jogia J, Fast K, Christodoulou T, Haldane M, Kumari V, Frangou S. No gender differences in brain activation during the N-back task: an fMRI study in healthy individuals. Hum Brain Mapp. 2009 Nov;30(11):3609-15.

  20. Kempton MJ, Haldane M, Jogia J, Grasby PM, Collier D, Frangou S. Dissociable brain structural changes associated with predisposition, resilience, and disease expression in bipolar disorder. J Neurosci. 2009 Sep 2;29(35):10863-8.

  21. Kempton MJ, Haldane M, Jogia J, Christodoulou T, Powell J, Collier D, Williams SC, Frangou S. The effects of gender and COMT Val158Met polymorphism on fearful facial affect recognition: a fMRI study. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2009 Apr;12(3):371-81.

  22. Burke L, Androutsos C, Jogia J, Byrne P, Frangou S. The Maudsley Early Onset Schizophrenia Study: the effect of age of onset and illness duration on fronto-parietal gray matter. Eur Psychiatry. 2008 Jun;23(4):233-6.

  23. Jogia J, Haldane M, Cobb A, Kumari V, Frangou S. Pilot investigation of the changes in cortical activation during facial affect recognition with lamotrigine monotherapy in bipolar disorder. Br J Psychiatry. 2008 Mar;192(3):197-201. *

  24. Haldane M, Jogia J, Cobb A, Kozuch E, Kumari V, Frangou S. Changes in brain activation during working memory and facial recognition tasks in patients with bipolar disorder with Lamotrigine monotherapy. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2008 Jan;18(1):48-54.

  25. Sala M, Vicentini A, Brambilla P, Montomoli C, Jogia JR, Caverzasi E, Bonzano A, Piccinelli M, Barale F, De Ferrari GM. QT interval prolongation related to psychoactive drug treatment: a comparison of monotherapy versus polytherapy. Ann Gen Psychiatry. 2005 Jan 25;4(1):1.

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