Norha Vera San Juan
Title of your PhD: Defining and Measuring Personal Recovery from Mental Disorders in Latin America
Short biography: I have a mixed academic background in political science, clinical and experimental psychology, and population research. I did my undergraduate training at the Complutense University and the Autonomous University of Madrid and an MSc in Psychiatric Research at the IoPPN. I am interested in the development of culturally appropriate mental health services in low and middle-income countries, the role of informal carers, and the effect of social factors on mental health and treatment effectiveness. My PhD research consists in identifying cultural dimensions associated with recovery and well-being in Latin America, to then adapt a measure of recovery for use in the region. For this work I collaborate with the University of Chile, the Federal University of Sao Paolo and the RedeAmericas International Research Project.
Supervisors: Vanessa Lawrence, Margaret Heslin, Sara Evans-Lackom, Ezra Susser
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