Alessandro is a Research Fellow on the CHANGE project where he contributes to the development and implementation of PM+A, a transdiagnostic psychological intervention aimed at addressing alcohol misuse and mental health comorbidities among conflict-affected populations in Ukraine and Uganda.
He has received a BSc in Anthropology and an MSc in Research Methods in Psychology and is close to completing a PhD in Clinical Psychology at University College London. His PhD research focused on affective and cognitive predictors of intrusive memories among earthquake survivors.
Alessandro has also been working as a consultant for the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at the World Health Organization. He provides support on a number of projects concerned with mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) in emergencies. In particular he is involved in the development of a Minimum Services Package for MHPSS in humanitarian settings in collaboration with UNICEF and UNHCR.
His main area of expertise relates to mental health in the context of populations affected by adversity. He has experience working in various complex settings in Palestine, Brazil, Japan (Fukushima region), and Italy (rural areas affected by 2016-2017 earthquake sequence).
Email: alessandro [dot] massazza [at] lshtm [dot] ac [dot] uk