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Miss Grace Ryan

MSc, PhD candidate

Research Fellow
in Global Mental Health

Room
142A

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
Ext. 4660

My background is originally in qualitative research. I studied Social Anthropology at Harvard University before joining the international health and social justice organisation Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima Rwanda as part of a qualitative health services research team. I left Rwanda to join the first cohort of Global Mental Health MSc students in 2012. I've worked at the Centre for Global Mental Health on the Mental Health Innovation Network team ever since, and started a part-time staff PhD in 2014.

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Population Health

Centres

Global Mental Health

Teaching

I teach on a range of topics for the Global Mental Health MSc, for example: culture and global mental health; mental health information systems and monitoring and evaluation; formative research and Theory of Change, etc.

Research

My PhD research focuses on best practice in the implementation of mental health information and monitoring and evaluation systems (or "MIND ME" systems) capable of generating routine mental health outcome data for the purposes of evaluation.

I've carried out formative research and implementation research in order to develop MIND ME systems for a community mental health programme in Nigeria and a peer support worker programme in Uganda. The next phase of my research will focus on using the data that has been generated through MIND ME in order to evaluate these programmes.

I am also involved in several systematic reviews focussed on issues of implementation and evaluation of complex mental health interventions in low-resource settings.

Research Area
Complex interventions
Health services research
Systematic reviews
Evaluation
Impact evaluation
Mixed methods
Implementation research
Qualitative methods
Discipline
Anthropology
Development studies
Operational research
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
Mental health
Country
Ghana
Nigeria
Rwanda
Uganda
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)