Asmae is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Global Mental Health with a particular interest in the development and evaluation of digital mental health interventions and the delivery of mental health care in humanitarian settings. Her most recent role involves the evaluation of a lay-delivered digital mental health intervention (inuka.io) in Kenya, which is based on the Friendship Bench intervention model. Previous to this role, Asmae worked as a Research Fellow at the Health in Humanitarian Crisis Centre, in which she assisted in the development of a priority health package of services for regions affected by armed conflict.
Asmae is undertaking a part-time PhD at the Centre for Global Mental Health in which she is exploring the mechanisms of positive therapeutic change in a computerised cognitive behavioural therapy intervention. She also coordinates the Global Mental Health Lecture Series at LSHTM.
Prior to joining LSHTM, Asmae worked in a range of roles pertaining to mental health, within a research, clinical and advocacy capacity. She has worked on a total of four clinical trials in part of her role in the National Health Service and in a range of academic institutions (Imperial College London, University College London and University of Reading).