Postdoctoral Researcher in Implementation Science
- PI Group: Jane Hirst
Dr Nicole Votruba is political scientist and psychologist. She is postdoctoral researcher leading the design and implementation of a mental health intervention within the wider SMARThealth Pregnancy programme. She is co-coordinator of the Indigo Local study, a global programme to reduce stigma and discrimination in mental health, and secretary of the executive board of Mental Health in Human Rights FGIP. She is interested in global health/ mental health, women's mental health, implementation science, stigma/discrimination, gender, science-policy inter-relationships.
Before joining the SMARThealth Pregnancy programme, Nicole was a post-doctoral research associate at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London. She coordinated several global mental health research studies, such as the Emilia programme and the Emerald programme. She was also policy officer of the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health. In 2014-2016, Nicole coordinated FundaMentalSDG, a global initiative successfully contributing to the inclusion of mental health in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
In her PhD, she investigated mental health science-policy interrelationships and policy priority setting in low- and middle-income countries, and developed the EVITA 2.0 action framework to improve, guide, and accelerate research evidence exchange with policymaking and evidence-based mental health policymaking.
EVITA 2.0, an updated framework for understanding evidence-based mental health policy agenda-setting: tested and informed by key informant interviews in a multilevel comparative case study
Votruba N. et al, (2021), Health Research Policy and Systems, 19
The EVITA evidence action tool to improve evidence-based policymaking for public mental health
Votruba N. et al, (2020), EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 30
Alcohol consumption of UK members of parliament: cross-sectional survey.
Rao R. et al, (2020), BMJ Open, 10
The EVITA framework for evidence-based mental health policy agenda setting in low- And middle-income countries
Votruba N. et al, (2020), Health Policy and Planning, 35, 424 - 439
Core components of mental health stigma reduction interventions in low- A nd middle-income countries: A systematic review
Clay J. et al, (2020), Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences