From treatment to transformation: Promoting Social Interventions in Global Mental Health
- From treatment to transformation: Promoting Social Interventions in Global Mental Health
- Speaker: Dr Rochelle Burgess PhD, FRSPH # Deputy Director UCL Centre for Global NCDs, Institute for Global Health, UCL; Hosted by: Dr Sumeet Jain # Senior Lecturer in Social Work; SPS International Director; Programme Director, PG Certificate Advanced Social Work Studies (Mental Health Officer Award)
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- 26th Feb 2019 16:00 - 26th Feb 2019 17:30
- 6th floor Staff room, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh
Dr Rochelle Burgess PhD, FRSPH
Deputy Director UCL Centre for Global NCDs, Institute for Global Health, UCL
Global Mental Health Seminar Series, University of Edinburgh
26th February, 2019. 4-5:30 pm.
Venue: 6th floor Staff room, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh
Biography: Rochelle Burgess is a Lecturer in Global Health and Deputy Director of the UCL Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases, at the Institute for Global Health at UCL. For the past 10 years she has worked on global health issues with an emphasis on community participation and qualitative methodologies. She is interested in the promotion of community approaches to health globally, and views communities as a route to studying and responding to the interface between health concerns and broader development issues such as poverty, power, systems of governance, and community mobilisation (civil society). She is the founder and director of the Global Network on Mental Health and Child Marriage, which seeks to drive attention and research into the under recognised and under addressed trauma linked and mental health consequences of early, forced and child marriage globally. Using community psychological approaches, she has worked primarily in participatory research exploring community mental health care systems and their capacity to respond to the needs of marginalised groups, including HIV/AIDS affected women living in poverty in South Africa (since 2007), and Black and Minority Ethnic groups in South West London (since 2013) and internally displaced populations in Colombia (Since 2017). She is co-PI of a study exploring the post-conflict mental health needs of internally displaced communities in Colombia with an emphasis on female ex-combatants and the afro-Caribbean community.