Urvita Bhatia is a psychologist and epidemiologist. She trained in Clinical Psychology in India before going to the UK to complete a MSc in Global Mental Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is now based at the Addictions Research Group at Sangath, Goa, India where she coordinates the Grand Challenges Canada-funded project called Supporting Addiction Affected Families Effectively (SAFE). The focus of the project is to develop a psychosocial treatment for family members affected by addiction. She is a Wellcome Trust DBT India Alliance Research Training Fellow and her Fellowship project involves the preliminary evaluation of the SAFE intervention through a Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial.