Dr Valentina Iemmi
Dr Valentina Iemmi is a Fellow in the Department of Health Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She has 15 years of research experience in global health policy, with a specialism in governance and financing. Her work investigates how and why global actors support mental health worldwide and how they can improve their collective response to the issue, in particular vis-à-vis governance and financing.
Dr Iemmi uses multidisciplinary approaches primarily health policy, health economics, and international relations, and also social policy and international development. She uses innovative and rigorous multi-methods, including qualitative (interviews and documentary analyses) and quantitative (country-level panel data linkage and analyses) methods. Her work has been published in leading academic journals, including Lancet Psychiatry, BMJ Global Health, and Social Science & Medicine.
Dr Iemmi holds a PhD in Social Policy from the LSE, for which she was awarded the 2020/2021 Richard Titmuss Prize. She also has a MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine & LSE, and the title of Clinical Psychologist from the University of Paris.