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Anne de Graaff works as a PhD student in the department of Clinical, Neuro and Developmental Psychology at the VU Amsterdam. Her PhD research is embedded in STRENGTHS, a large-scale, international EU-funded research consortium in refugee mental health. The objective of STRENGTHS is to evaluate the implementation effectiveness of low-intensity scalable psychological interventions for Syrian refugees in seven countries in the Middle East and Europe.

Anne has bachelor degrees in Psychology and Cultural Anthropology/Developmental Sociology. She graduated with distinction from the research master Clinical and Health Psychology at Leiden University in 2016.

Anne’s (research) focus is on global mental health, and more specifically on regions affected by political conflict. She did her research internships at research NGO Vivo in Uganda (2011) and at the Harvard School of Public Health (2015). Anne did her clinical training at Centrum ’45 (2016) and worked as a junior researcher for HealthNet TPO in South Sudan (2014-2015).