Onaiza Qureshi

Job role: 
KE Officer and Platform Coordinator
Member type: 
Educator / Academic
Researcher
Brief Biography: 

Originally from Pakistan, I worked as a research associate on a community-based mental health project that used mhealth technology to screen and monitor treatment outcomes for depression and anxiety within urban populations in Karachi (Pakistan). As part of the same project I was also involved in integrating mental health services with the treatment of co-morbid chronic conditions (such as Tuberculosis and Diabetes) in Karachi’s public healthcare settings. 

After completing my MSc in Global Mental Health ('17) I now work as Knowledge Exchange Officer and Platform Coordinator at the Mental Health Innovation Network (MHIN) where I am responsible for coordinating the multiple functions of the Network including (but not limited to) the development and commissioning of web content, knowledge exchange products and providing ongoing support to MHIN's regional hubs. 

My interests include: mhealth technologies for mental health, implementation science and community-based mental health programmes (LMICs). 

Regions of interest: 
Africa
Central America and the Caribbean
South America
Asia
Setting: 
Community
Primary care
Population: 
Maternal and neonatal health
Adults
Minority populations
Humanitarian and conflict health
Disorders of interest: 
Child behavioural and developmental disorders
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Self-harm/suicide
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

My contributions

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Policy Brief on Mental Health and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

MHIN policy brief prepared for "Time to Act on Global Mental Health", an event held in New York during the 2018 United Nations General Assembly.
Page type: 
Policy and advocacy
Approach: 
Advocacy