Dr Catharina Van der Boor

Res Fellow - Conflict & Mental Health

United Kingdom

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


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


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.


Research Area
Health in humanitarian crises
Implementation science
Randomised controlled trials
Complex interventions
Health systems
Global mental health

Selected Publications

Using theory of change to plan for the implementation of a psychological intervention addressing alcohol use disorder and psychological distress in Uganda.
VAN DER BOOR, C; Andersen, LS; Massazza, A; Tol, WA; Taban, D; ROBERTS, B; Ssebunnya, J; Kinyanda, E; MAY, C; NADKARNI, A; Fuhr, D;
Cambridge Prisms: Global Mental Health
Systematic review of factors associated with quality of life of asylum seekers and refugees in high-income countries.
VAN DER BOOR, CF; Amos, R; Nevitt, S; Dowrick, C; White, RG;
Conflict and health
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