Dr Carmen Valle-Trabadelo, Senior MHPSS Advisor at the MHPSS Collaborative, is a psychologist with 15 years’ experience in mental health. Initially focused in academia and research, she worked for Universidad Autonoma in Madrid, Cardiff University in Wales, and Universidad San Pablo in Madrid, where she reached the position of Head of the Psychology Department. In 2009, she started to combine the academic work with clinical work and services management, funding her own clinic and setting up an innovative model of treatment of eating disorders. In 2011, after coordinating several collaborations between San Pablo and universities in Low and Middle-income countries, she decided to fully transition to development and humanitarian work. She worked with CBM in Sierra Leone for almost 5 years, supporting the implementation of Enabling Access to Mental Health and leading WHO’s MHPSS response during the Ebola crisis. She then transitioned to serve as Global Mental Health Advisor for CBM, providing technical support and advice in 15 countries across South East Asia and Latin America, with a strong focus on Human Rights, Systems Strengthening, and Psychological Interventions. She then joined The MHPSS Collaborative, hosted by Save the Children, where she advised on Advocacy, Innovations and Research for Child and Families MHPSS, with a strong focus on displacement, migration and populations on the move. Currently, she is working at the IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support, as the Co-Chair of the IASC MHPSS Reference Group.