Karine Le Roch

Job role: 
Mental Health and Care Practices Research Project Officer
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Brief Biography: 

Dr Karine Le Roch is a clinical psychologist and holds a PhD in psychology and psychopathology. Since 2013, as Mental Health and Care Practices research project officer for Action contre la Faim, she has been coordinating the implementation of research projects on topics related to maternal mental health, child care practices and child undernutrition in developing countries. Besides, she has contributed to developing data management system, tools, indicators, and methodologies for monitoring and evaluating mental health and care practices programmes. She is also involved in designing projects that will identify, test and implement innovative technologies that will participate to improving the quality of intervention on Early Child Development and maternal and child health and well-being. Prior to this, she has implemented mental health and psychosocial programmes with refugee, displaced and migrant populations in Europe (Bosnia-Hercegovina and Poland), South-East-Asia (Thailand), South Asia (India, Bangladesh, Pakistan) and Middle East (Jordan, Syria and Lebanon) between 1998 and 2012.

Regions of interest: 
Middle East
Maternal and neonatal health
Families and carers
Humanitarian and conflict health
Disorders of interest: 
Child behavioural and developmental disorders
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders

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