Roxanne is a Clinical Research Training Fellow in the Section of Women’s Mental Health. Her PhD is studying psychosocial interventions for perinatal mental health which address intimate partner (domestic) violence, in rural Ethiopia, supervised by Dr Charlotte Hanlon. It is funded by King’s College London and a King’s IoPPN Clinician Investigator Scholarship.
Roxanne studied Medicine on the KCL graduate/professional entry programme (GPEP), after a degree in Psychology with Philosophy at the University of Oxford. She completed the Academic Foundation Programme at St Helier and St George’s Hospitals before an Academic Clinical Fellowship on the Maudsley Training Programme. Roxanne’s interest in global health dates back to volunteering in Kisumu, Kenya, with the youth education and development charity, Tenteleni in 2006.
Whilst president of KCL PsychSoc, Roxanne co-founded ‘Aqoon’, a peer-to-peer mental health e-learning partnership between the UK and Somaliland, and she has been mental health co-lead of King’s Somaliland Partnership since 2014.
Roxanne’s research interests are in social determinants of mental health and how traumatic experiences influence mental health. She is interested in the interface between physical and mental health and integrating psychiatric skills into routine primary care, worldwide. You can follow her on Twitter @RoxanneKeynejad, as well as @Trainees4GMH, @IoPPNJC and @ExtremePsych.