Ms Tessa Roberts BA, MSc

Research Degree Student (PRIME consortium)

About Tessa Roberts

Currently investigating mental health service utilization as part of the PRIME research programme in India.


Tessa has an MSc (Distinction) in Global Mental Health, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King's College London (2015). She also holds a BA (First Class) in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Oxford (2008).

In 2016 she worked with the Mental Health Innovation Network on an All Party Parliamentary Group meeting on the role of international NGOs in addressing mental health as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as an Innovation Fair as part of the World Bank-WHO meeting on mental health.

Prior to her Master's degree she spent two years coordinating a parenting intervention in low-income areas of London, and has also worked part-time with Maudsley Learning supporting mental health training programme design.

Before this Tessa spent three years in Mexico, gaining a variety of international experience including teaching and supporting the management of a local NGO. She is also a trained suicide helpline volunteer.





Master's dissertation: "Challenges and Drivers of Implementation in Global Mental Health: Organisational Perspectives" supervised by Grace Ryan. In preparation for publication.

Research areas

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Global Health
  • Health inequalities
  • Health services research
  • Maternal health
  • Perinatal health
  • Primary care
  • Spatial analysis


  • GIS/Spatial analysis
  • Social Sciences

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Addiction
  • Disability
  • Mental health


  • South Asia


  • India
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