Alexandra C. E. Bleile, MA

Researcher, War Child Holland

Alexandra C. E. Bleile holds a MA in Psychology from University of Glasgow and MSc in Global Mental Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and King’s College London. Her experiences range from developing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and researching mental health and psychosocial support interventions, violence-prevention and education initiatives in low-resource and conflict-affected settings. She is currently a researcher for War Child Holland’s R&D department, and focusing on evaluating the movement-based psychosocial support intervention ‘TeamUp’ for children in Uganda, and supporting the evaluation of the Nurturing Family Intervention for families in Jordan.


Professional Expertise


Health promotion/education, Public health, Psychology, Social and behavioral sciences


Common mental health conditions, Conflict/post-conflict settings, Displaced population health, migration/refugee issues, Gender-based violence and intimate partner violence, Maternal and child health, Minority health

Methodological Areas

Implementation science, Program evaluation, Qualitative methods, Quantitative methods, Theory of change/logic models

Strategies expertise

Community engagement, Capacity building, Health promotion, Intervention scale-up, Quality improvement

Intervention Expertise

Family interventions, Interpersonal therapy, Mental health awareness/promotion, Psychosocial skills, School-based interventions, Movement-based psychosocial support

Partnership Expertise

Community-based organizations/coalitions, International NGOs, Schools and universities