Tessa Roberts

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

Tessa is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate working on INTREPID II (International Research Programme on Psychoses in Diverse Settings), a 5 year multi-country programme investigating the variability - in incidence, presentation, outcome, and impact - of psychotic disorders in India, Nigeria and Trinidad.

Tessa's PhD research was nested within PRIME (PRogramme for Improving Mental health carE), a multi-country programme to implement and scale up integrated packages of care for mhGAP priority mental disorders in primary and maternal health care. Her research focussed on barriers to treatment-seeking for depression in India.

Tessa has a background in school-based family interventions, international education and project coordination. She holds a degree in psychology and philosophy from the University of Oxford and has completed a Master's in Global Mental Health at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and King's College London, during which she conducted research into implementation challenges and key drivers in Global Mental Health.

Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Task sharing
Prevention and promotion
Detection and diagnosis
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
Regions of interest: 
Africa
Middle East
North America
Central America and the Caribbean
South America
Asia
Europe
Oceania
Setting: 
Community
Workplace
School
Primary care
Population: 
Maternal and neonatal health
Children and adolescents
Families and carers
Disorders of interest: 
All disorders
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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A blind spot on the global mental health map: A scoping review in Central and Eastern Europe

This paper argues that to date the Global Mental Health community has overlooked an important region of the global North, however, where attention is urgently needed.
Page type: 
Research summaries and systematic reviews
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
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A blind spot on the global mental health map: Central and Eastern Europe

This podcast discusses an important and overlooked region of the global North which will hopefully spark conversation as well as some expected controversy within the global mental health community and the countries in Central and Eastern Europe.
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Human rights
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Disorder: 
All disorders
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Bridging the gap: Global Mental Health meets the Young Psychiatrists Network

Tessa Roberts, a global mental health researcher and a former MSc GMH student, recaps her experience at the 5th annual Young Psychiatrists Network meeting earlier this month.
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#studyGMH: student perspectives from the Centre for Global Mental Health

Current and past students from the MSc in Global Mental Health at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and King’s College London blog about their experiences.