Valentina Iemmi

Valentina Iemmi

PhD candidate

Department of Social Policy

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Research topic:

Mental, neurological and substance use disorders in development assistance: the role of international donors

Valentina Iemmi is a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), specialising in global mental health policy.

She has been working in global mental health policy and practice research, based in the UK and France. She has been working with range of different partners and funders in high income settings – including the European Commission, French Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, UK Department of Health – and low and middle income settings – including the World Health Organization, the UK Department for International Development, 3ie International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, Global Network for Research in Mental and Neurological Health, Basic Needs.

After training as a Clinical Psychologist (University of Paris, 2006), she completed her MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing (LSE & London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2009).

Research interests:
Valentina is currently working on her PhD at the LSE where she is exploring the role of international donors investing in mental health in low and middle income countries using mixed methods.

Her research interests include global mental health and mental disabilities; mental health policy and practice; development finance; return-on-investment; multi-sectoral approach; poverty; mixed methods research.

Supervisors: Professor Martin Knapp, Professor Ernestina Coast, Dr Clare Wenham

Expertise Details

Global mental health and mental disabilities; Mental health policy and practice; Development finance; Return-on-investment; Multi-sectoral approach; Poverty; Mixed methods research