Research Fellow, Care Policy and Evaluation Centre, Department of Health Policy
PhD Candidate, Department of Social Policy
London School of Economics and Political Science
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 currently pursuing the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education. 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.
Global mental health and disabilities
Mental health policy and practice
Mixed methods research
Iemmi V.(2020). Philanthropy for global mental health 2000-2015. Global Mental Health, 7(e9): 1–6.
Iemmi V, Votruba N, Thornicroft G (2020) Evidence-Based Mental Health Policy. In Das-Munshi J et al. (eds.) Practical Psychiatric Epidemiology (2nd edition). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Iemmi V. (2019). Sustainable development for global mental health: a typology and systematic evidence mapping of external actors in low-income and middle-income countries. BMJ Global Health, 4, e001826.
Iemmi V, Bantjes J, Coast E, Channer K, Leone T, McDaid D, Palfreyman A, Stephens B, Lund C. (2016). Suicide and poverty in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review. The Lancet Psychiatry, 3(8), 774–783.
Iemmi V, Blanchet K, Gibson L, Kumar S, Rath S, Hartley S, Murthy G, Patel V, Weber J. Kuper H. (2016). Community-based rehabilitation for people with physical and mental disabilities in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Development Effectiveness, 8(3): 368–387.
Iemmi V, Knapp M, Ragan I. (2017). The Autism Dividend. Reaping the Rewards of Better Investment. London, UK: Personal Social Services Research Unit.
Research and Policy Tool
Iemmi V. (2019). Sustainable development for global mental health: a typology and systematic evidence mapping of external actors in low-income and middle-income countries. Research and Policy Tool.