Senior Mental Health Advisor, Save the Children International

Marcia is a child psychologist wellbeing and mental health specialist working in this field for over 15 years. She is senior mental health and psychosocial support advisor (the Middle East and Eurasia) for Save the Children International, based in Jordan.

Prior to this she worked as a mental health specialist for UNHCR based in Bangladesh; regional technical advisor for ChildFund International, based in Sri Lanka, advising on their youth programmes across Asia; and as a mental health training advisor for Shanthiham, a not-for-profit charity in Jaffna, North of Sri Lanka, and for the Sri Lankan Government’s Department of Health.  While in the UK, Marcia worked for a range of NGOs, think tanks and national and local government, including The Young Foundation for four years, designing and delivering innovative practical wellbeing and mental health projects. Alongside programme design, she has extensive experience in conducting research and evaluations to influence change in the workplace and at policy level.

Marcia holds an MSc and PhD in developmental psychology from the Institute of Education and the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Research Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London.

Contributions

Opening the doors to apprenticeships

Publication Posted on: 1 February 2010

The State of Happiness

Publication Posted on: 1 February 2010

Thinking about Apprenticeships

Publication Posted on: 1 July 2009

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