Valentina Iemmi is Research Fellow and PhD candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Science, with over 10 years of experience in the field of global mental health policy and practice.
As a social scientist with training in clinical psychology and health policy, her research is multidisciplinary, drawing on multiple fields including public policy and international development. Her current research is primarily on sustainable development for global mental health. Much of her recent research has focused on economic and financial topics, adopting multi-sectoral and life-course approaches. She uses multiple methods: quantitative and qualitative methods, and evidence synthesis. Most of her research aims to inform policy and practice: public engagement includes coverage by media and social media, presentations to non-academic audience (e.g. World Health Summit), participation to expert meetings (e.g. Overseas Development Institute), and technical advice to national and international organisations. She has successfully raised research funding.
Valentina’s teaching experience is at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and she is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has clinical experience in inpatient and outpatient facilities for children, adolescents, and adults with mental disorders. She speaks Italian, English and French at professional level and Spanish at intermediate level.