Ms Tessa Roberts
Research Degree Student
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.
- Gave a lecture on "Implementation in Global Mental Health" in Fundamentals of Global Mental Health module.
- Workshop on "Social Determinants of Mental Health" in Social Epidemiology module.
- Practical facilitation in Design and Evaluation of Mental Health Programmes module.
- Facilitated symposium on "Universality vs. Diversity in Global Mental Health" at Young Psychiatrists' Network conference 2015.
- Gave a lecture on "Global Mental Health: Closing the Treatment Gap" at the National Student Psychiatry Conference 2016.
- Approximately three years prior teaching experience at undergraduate, secondary and primary levels. Trained in facilitative group coaching methods and TEFL.
Master's dissertation: "Challenges and Drivers of Implementation in Global Mental Health: Organisational Perspectives" supervised by Grace Ryan. In preparation for publication.