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Roxanne is a Clinical Research Training Fellow in the Section of Women’s Mental Health and NHS ST4 higher trainee in general adult psychiatry. Her PhD is a randomised feasibility study of brief problem-solving therapy for perinatal depression and intimate partner violence in rural Ethiopia, supervised by Dr Charlotte Hanlon and Professor Louise Howard. 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 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 and @PsychSL. 

Research Interests 

  • Global mental health  
  • Women’s mental health 
  • Intimate partner violence 
  • Implementation science 
  • Medical education 
  • Functional neurological disorders 


  • Psychology 
  • Global Mental Health 
  • Women’s Health 
  • Medicine 

Expertise and Public Engagement

Roxanne is passionate about democratising medical and research education through innovative and online teaching methods. She has contributed to King’s Somaliland Partnership since 2009, co-founded ‘Trainees for Global Mental Health’ and was recently awarded a King’s-ODA Research Partnership Seed Fund grant to develop a network of early career researchers investigating the relationship between intimate partner violence and mental health in low and middle-income countries. She co-founded ‘PsychED Up’, a coproduced, multidisciplinary, volunteer-led psychiatry teaching course funded by a Health Innovation Network South London small grant.