Dr Neha Sharma


Lead Research and innovation

Dr Neha Sharma, clinical research scientist for more than 15 years' experience working with leading health care organisations including World Health Organisation (WHO), National Institute of Health (NIH; USA), National Health Services (NHS; UK), United Nations (UN). She’s led global mental health campaigns in the South East Asia, Africa and, worked with charities and government agencies. 


Her keen interest in Indian traditional healing and philosophy lead her to specialise in Yoga therapy and Vedic healing practices. She is qualified, trained and experienced yoga therapist for 21 years working in NIH and NHS in both countries. Her training across a range of therapy approaches includes Vedic counselling and Vedic chants with her yoga healing. 

Dr. Sharma adapts and integrates her approach in a collaborative, non-judgemental way of working. Her experience allows her to work effectively with issues including violence, abuse, trauma, chronic mental and physical health issues. She's also a qualified clinical scientist to present evidence based practices and impact analysis. Her varied career ranging from work as research analyst to a career in international program development in health and social care. 

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Recent Presentation/ Publications

  1. Sharma N, Sharma S, Joshi J, Sharma R. Individualised Yoga Therapy for Chronic Pain Patients With Depression and Anxiety: Evaluation study. In EPA 2020, Spain: European Congress of Psychiatry. March 2020. 

  2. Sharma N, John P, Sharma S, Joshi J.Effect of Yoga Nasal Irrigation for the treatment of episodic migraine: Randomised controlled trial. In the 31st Annual Meeting of the ANPA, Philadelphia, USA: The American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA). March 2020. 

  3.  N. Sharma, S. Sharma, J. Joshi. Effect of Home-Based Yoga Therapy Intervention on chronic non-malignant pain in Older Adults. In WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2020, Barcelona, Spain:  World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases. April 2020. 

  4. Sharma N, Sharma S, Kumar M, Joshi J. An Evaluation of Yoga therapy for cervical spondylosis. In 40th Annual Scientific Meeting, Hobart TS, Australia: Australian Pain Society. April 2020. Available at clinicaltrials.gov (identifier NCT04113473). 

  5. Sharma N, Sharma S, Joshi J, John P. Yoga Nasal Irrigation for Chronic Daily Headache: An evaluation study. In EAN 2020, Paris, France: Eoropean Academy of Neurology. May 2020.

  6. Sharma N, John P, Sharma S, Joshi J. Yoga Nasal irrigations in the treatment of chronic tension type headache: Randomised waitlist controlled trial. In 14th European Headache Federation Congress, Berlin, Germany: European Headache Federation. July 2020. 

  7. Neha Sharma, Dipa Modi, Asha Nathwani, Bhavna Pandya, Jaydeep Joshi (2020). Tele- Yoga therapy for Patients with Chronic Pain during Covid-19 Lockdown: A Prospective Nonrandomized Single Arm Clinical Trial. (preprint).medRxiv 2020.07.16.20154229; doi:https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.07.16.20154229

  8. Vishwesh Kulkarni, Neha Sharma, Jaydeep Joshi, Usha Solanki, Nagamani Krishnamurthy (2020). Ayurveda Self-Management for Flu Like Symptoms During the Covid-19 Outbreak. Registered trial under clinical trials.gov NCT04345549.

  9.    Neha Sharma, Jaydeep Joshi, Vishesh Kulakarni, Nagamani Krishnamurthy (2020). Back to roots: A quasi-experimental trial testing the effectiveness of Ayurveda intervention as post exposure prophylaxis for COVID-19 (under compilation) 

  10.  Parashar Sharma, Neha Sharma, Jaydeep Joshi, Sahil Singhal (2020). Protecting Health Care Workers During the COVID-19 Outbreak:Qualitative Study of AYUSH Initiative. Study registered on Clinicaltrials. Gov NCT04387643 (manuscript writing) 

  11.  Parashar Sharma, Vishwesh Kulkarni, Neha Sharma, Rekha Chaoudhari. Efficacy of AiM Covid Self Monitoring in Detecting Infection of COVID-19. Trial registered NCT04425044 (manuscript writing) 

  12.   Abhimanyu Kumar, Govind Prasad, Sanjay Srivastav, Vinod Kumar Gautam, Neha Sharma (2020). A Retrospective Study on Efficacy and Safety of Guduchi Ghan Vati for Covid-19 Asymptomatic Patients. Published at medRxiv 2020.07.23.20160424; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.07.23.20160424

  13.  Abhimanyu Kumar, Govind Prasad, Sanjay Srivastav, Vinod Kumar Gautam, Neha Sharma (2020). Efficacy and Safety of Guduchi Ghan Vati in the Management of Asymptomatic COVID-19 infection: An Open Label Feasibility Study. Published on medRxiv 2020.09.20.20198515; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.09.20.20198515

  14.  Abhimanyu Kumar, Govind Prasad, Sanjay Srivastav, Vinod Kumar Gautam, Nikhil Bellarykar, Neha Sharma, Vishwesh Kulkarni (2020). Assessing the effectiveness of Ayurvedic interventions in C-19. (Abstract) 

  15.   Neha Sharma, Vishwesh Kulkarni, Dipa Modi, Remya Nair, Nagamani Krishnamurthy (2020). Yoga and Ayurveda management for Long  COVID-19  symptoms in community settings. (Undergoing) 

  16. Vishwesh Kulkarni, Tanuja Nesari, Neha Sharma, Dipa Modi, Jaydeep Joshi, Nagamani Krishnamurthy, Rajagopalan (2020). A Pilot Study on Efficacy and Safety of Ayurveda Combination in Patients with Mild-to-Moderate COVID-19. Trial register clinicaltrials.gov on NCT04621903.

  17. Neha Sharma, Rakesh Patel, Tejal Patel, Nagamani Krishnamurthy (2020) A Clinical Study of Online Active Play Program with Adolescents. Study Identifier: NCT0461834 (Working paper) 

  18. Neha Sharma, Nagamani Krishnamurthy, Rakesh Patel, Tejal Patel, Sahil Singhal (2020). Impact of Revival Program on Adolescents with Depression: A Pilot Study. Trial Identifier NCT04618562

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