Grace Ryan

Job role: 
Research Fellow
Member type: 
Researcher
Brief Biography: 

As of October 2015, Grace is a new co-lead of the MHIN team at the Centre for Global Mental Health. Grace served as MHIN's Knowledge Synthesis Officer from 2013-2014, focused on collating key information and resources on innovations in global mental health, before transitioning to a Knowledge Uptake role, working more actively in evaluation and stakeholder engagement. She is a PhD candidate in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, studying methods for evaluating community mental health programmes in sub-Saharan Africa. Grace was one of the first students to graduate from the Centre for Global Mental Health's new Global Mental Health MSc. Before coming to London, she worked on a health services research team in a community health program in rural Rwanda. She has also conducted ethnographic research on mental health advocacy in Ghana and formative research on the development of monitoring and evaluation tools for a community mental health program in Nigeria.

Regions of interest: 
Africa
Disorders of interest: 
Epilepsy/seizures
Psychosis/bipolar disorder
Dementia and other neurocognitive disorders
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

My contributions

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Investigating Challenges and Drivers of Innovation

This infographic describes MHIN's ongoing research into the challenges and drivers of successful innovation in global mental health.
Page type: 
Research summaries and systematic reviews
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Innovators, we want you!

Ember's call-out to grassroots innovators in global mental health.
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'Breaking Walls, Building Bridges' : Mental Health Reforms in Central and Eastern Europe

This seminar provides a much needed insight of mental health in Central and Eastern Europe, an area of the world that has largely been overlooked in global mental health.
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Disorder: 
All disorders
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#MHPSSMatters for #OurSharedFuture

Grace Ryan discusses how MHPSS.Net and MHIN are working together to promote World Refugee Day (20 June) and the United Kingdom’s Refugee Week (19-25 June), and why we think #MHPSSMatters for #OurSharedFuture.
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#YearInReview2016

Reflections on a landmark year for global mental health
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All-Party Parliamentary Group advises NGOs to make mental health a priority

Highlights of the February 2016 APPG meeting on the role of NGOs in global mental health
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#NGOs4MentalHealth: What can NGOs contribute?

MHIN's Grace Ryan introduces the #NGOs4MentalHealth series
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3 Reasons You Don't Need a Website

MHIN's Grace Ryan explains how you can build a web presence without breaking the bank.
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Dignity & Independence: Re-imagining Ugandan Mental Health Care in the Post-Colonial Era.

Seminar in celebration of World Mental Health Day and Uganda's Independence Day
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Disorder: 
All disorders
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Mental Health Information Systems: A FundaMental Challenge

Grace Ryan explains why mental health information systems matter for global advocacy.
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#studyGMH: Celebrating the next generation of global mental health innovators

Grace Ryan and Anne-Claire Stona introduce the MHIN April blog series on global mental health programmes and students' experiences