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Dr Kelly Rose-Clarke is a mixed-methods social scientist focusing on global mental health. She joined King's in 2018. Previously, she worked as a Research Associate at the Institute for Global Health, University College London (UCL). 

Kelly completed an MB PhD (a PhD combined with a medical degree) and a BSc in Neuroscience, also at UCL.


Kelly is committed to interdisciplinary work and her research draws on epidemiology, psychology, anthropology, psychiatry and sociology. Her research focuses on understanding and testing ways to improve young people’s mental health in resource-constrained settings.

She collaborates with Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal to adapt and pilot a psychological intervention for adolescents in rural Nepal. In eastern India, she works with the Indian civil society organisation, Ekjut, to validate an adolescent mental health screening tool and to support the evaluation of a participatory intervention for adolescent health in rural tribal communities.

She has also conducted research on the physical and mental health effects of parental migration for 'left-behind' children and adolescents.

Further details

See Kelly's research profile