Karine Le Roch, PhD

MHPSS Research Project Advisor, Action contre La Faim

Karine is a clinical psychologist holding a PhD in psychology. She has been working in the humanitarian field in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East for the last 25 years. Since 2012, as a MHPSS research advisor at Action Against Hunger, she has designed and conducted innovative research projects on topics related to MHPSS, including maternal mental health, Early Childhood Development, and child undernutrition, and to vulnerable populations living in low- and middle-income countries. Over the years, she has built a network of experts worldwide who contributes to improving the diversity and quality of field interventions on maternal and child health and well-being and on mental health care to trauma-affected populations in post-conflict settings.

Email: kleroch@actioncontrelafaim.org

Professional Expertise




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

Methodological Areas

Program evaluation, Qualitative methods

Strategies expertise

Capacity building, Quality improvement, Partnership development

Intervention Expertise

Mental health awareness/promotion, Parenting interventions, Psychosocial skills, Evidence-based mental health practices

Partnership Expertise

International NGOs