Dr Hanna Kienzler is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the undergraduate programme in Global Health & Social Medicine. She completed her PhD in cultural and medical anthropology in the Departments of Anthropology and Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
She also worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and the Psychosocial Research Division at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute at McGill University and as a Research Associate for the Trauma and Global Health (TGH) programme.
Blog: Symptomspeak – delving into the lived experience of wars and their aftermath, in suffering and mental health, and in health-seeking and healing. Catch up on the latest posts on Facebook or @symptomspeak.
- Global health
- Health and mental health outcomes due to systemic violence, ethnic conflict and complex emergencies
- Humanitarian and mental health interventions
- Impacts of war and trauma on women
As an anthropologist with a long-standing interest in the field of global health, Hanna investigates how systemic violence, ethnic conflict and complex emergencies intersect with health and mental health outcomes. She conducts ethnographic research on the impact of war and trauma on women in Kosovo; on what it means for persons with mental health problems to live and participate in their respective communities in Palestine; and on humanitarian and mental health interventions in fragile states.
Hanna holds two major grants:
- Wellcome Trust funded Collaborative Award, 'Mental Health and Justice', to investigate community-based support for persons with mental health problems in Palestine, Ghana and the UK.
- UK Research and Innovation, 'Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Research for Health in Conflict' (R4HC-MENA), to build research capacity in the field of mental health in conflict-affected areas of the Middle East with particular focus on Palestine.
See Hanna's research profile
Kienzler, H., 2020, In : Medical Anthropology Quarterly. 34, 1, p. 59 76 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1111/maq.12554
Mitwalli, S., Rabaia, Y. & Kienzler, H., 21 Feb 2018, In : Lancet (London, England). 391, p. S47 Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30413-6
Tamimi, N. K., Kienzler, H., Hammoudeh, W. & Giacaman, R., 2020, (In preparation) In : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article
Kienzler, H. & Sapkota, R., 27 Nov 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Frontiers in Psychiatry. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article
Kienzler, H., 1 Nov 2019, In : The Lancet Public Health. 4, 11, p. e547-e548 Research output: Contribution to journal - Comment/debate. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667(19)30208-7
Kienzler, H., Dec 2019, In : Culture Medicine and Psychiatry. 43, 4, p. 636-662 27 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11013-019-09641-w
Kienzler, H. & Sula-Raxhimi, E., 1 Mar 2019, In : Nationalities Papers. 47, 2, p. 173-181 9 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1017/nps.2018.31
Kienzler, H. & Locke, P., 20 Jan 2017, The Palgrave Handbook of Sociocultural Perspectives on Global Mental Health. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 285-305 21 p. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-39510-8_14
Collier, J. & Kienzler, H., 16 Jul 2018, In : Conflict and health. 12, 1, p. 1-13 27. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-018-0165-x
Kienzler, H., Spence, C. M. & Wenzel, T., 2018, The health of refugees - An interdisciplinary perspective. Springer Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter