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Dr Catharina Van der Boor

BSc MSc PhD

Research Fellow

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

I completed my BSc in Psychology at the University of Utrecht. After my BSc, I went on to pursue an MSc in Global Mental Health from the University of Glasgow. Following my MSc, I completed my PhD at the University of Liverpool. 

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Health Services Research and Policy

Teaching

I have taught on the following modules;

  • Research methods and statistics (University of Liverpool)
  • Forensic and clinical psychology (University of Liverpool)
  • Lifespan, development, health and wellbeing (University of Liverpool)
  • Integration of excluded populations (Externado University)

Research

I am a Global Mental Health researcher with a specific interest in conflict, mental health, and social determinants of wellbeing. During my PhD I conducted research on the mental health and wellbeing of forcibly displaced populations in high-income countries using the Capability Approach. This culminated in the development and publication of a capability-based wellbeing measure for female migrants in high-income settings. 

Following my PhD, I worked as a postdoctoral research associate on a participatory action research project looking at the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of the indigenous Kankuamo community in Colombia. For this project, I conducted fieldwork in Colombia, and co-developed a capability-based mental health and wellbeing measure together with members of the Kankuamo community. The aim of the project was to develop a mental health and wellbeing measure that could speak to the understandings of wellbeing and broader worldviews of the Kankuamo people. 

I now work as a postdoctoral 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. 

Research Area
Complex interventions
Conflict
Health inequalities
Health services research
Health status measurement
Public health
Behaviour change
Gender
Global Health
Inequalities
Mixed methods
Violence
Discipline
Anthropology
Psychology
Social Sciences
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