Dr Catharina Van der Boor
Res Fellow - Conflict & Mental Health
Carine is a Global Mental Health researcher with a specific interest in conflict, mental health, forced displacement and social determinants of wellbeing. She has experience using mixed methods and participatory approaches to research.
Carine has a PhD in Global Mental Health in which she focused on the mental health and wellbeing of forcibly displaced populations in high-income settings using a social justice framework. She also holds an MSc in Global Mental Health and a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences with a major in Psychology.
Carine has previously worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate on a participatory action research project looking at the mental health and wellbeing of conflict affected indigenous communities in Colombia. She now works as a Research Fellow on the CHANGE project at LSHTM. The aim of CHANGE is to develop and implement a brief psychological intervention to reduce alcohol misuse and co-occurring psychological problems in conflict-affected populations in Uganda and Ukraine through two randomised controlled trials.
Carine is also a Co-Director of the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre and a member of the Mental Health and Psychosocial Research Network
Carine is the Co-Module lead for the Design and Evaluation of Mental Health Programs on the MSc in Global Mental Health. She also teaches on the MSc in Health in Humanitarian Crises.
I am currently supervising two PhD students.