Doris Payer

Job role: 
Coordinator & Knowledge Exchange Officer
Member type: 
Educator / Academic
Practitioner/Implementer
Researcher
Brief Biography: 

Doris was an Assistant Professor and Clinical Research Scientist focused on addictions neuroscience in the University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry / CAMH Research Imaging Centre, before bailing on academia to pursue her passion for knowledge translation. She now coordinates MHIN activities and leads its Knowledge Exchange efforts on the LSHTM side.

Regions of interest: 
Africa
Middle East
North America
Central America and the Caribbean
South America
Asia
Europe
Oceania
Population: 
Maternal and neonatal health
Children and adolescents
Adults
Older adults
Families and carers
Minority populations
Humanitarian and conflict health
Non-communicable diseases (e.g. cancer, diabetes, stroke)
Communicable diseases (e.g. HIV/AIDS, TB)
Disability
Disorders of interest: 
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Alcohol/drug use disorders
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

My contributions

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Round-up of our #MHPSSMatters campaign for #RefugeeWeek

Rounding up our successful 2017 World Refugee Day/Refugee Week campaign in which we teamed up with MHPSS.net and others around the 'net to show how mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) can help support refugees and host communities.
Page type: 
Health promotion
Approach: 
Human rights
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MHIN at the WHO: Substance use disorders and how they matter to GMH (Pt 2)

This 26-28 June, MHIN was privileged to attend the first ever WHO Forum on alcohol, drugs, and addictive behaviours. Doris Payer gives her impressions and a tonne of relevant resources.
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MHIN at the WHO: Drugs, brains, and how they matter to GMH

This 26-28 June, MHIN was privileged to attend the first ever WHO Forum on alcohol, drugs, and addictive behaviours. Doris Payer gives her impressions and a tonne of relevant resources.
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UN resolution calls for a human rights approach to mental health services

On 01 July 2016, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a new Resolution on Mental Health and Human Rights, calling on Member States to view mental health care from a human rights perspective and to take action accordingly.