Ms Mehret Efrem

Research Assistant for Training and Capacity Building, University of Oxford

Mehret supports the strategic development Oxford’s Global Initiative in Neuropsychiatric GenEthics, working closely with Stanley Centre Global Initiative for Neuropsychiatric Genetics Education in Research (GINGER). In particular, Mehret is responsible for developing the training programs in Neuropsychiatric Genetics and capacity building efforts.

Mehret has a broad interest in mental health research including treatment outcomes for recurring mood disorders; minority groups perception of mental health services in the UK and cultural appropriateness of existing treatments for them.  Additionally, Mehret is interested in the role religion and religious institutions can play in reducing the treatment gap for mental disorders in low-income settings.

She has a Bachelor’s degree (BSc) in Psychology from Birmingham University and Master’s degree (MSc) in Global Mental Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.