Norha Vera San Juan

PhD Student, King's College London

Supervisors: Vanessa Lawrence, Margaret Heslin, Sara Evans-Lacko, Ezra Susser


My research consists in identifying cultural dimensions associated with recovery from mental disorders and mental well-being in Latin America to then adapt a measure of recovery for use in the region. In my PhD, I collaborate with the University of Chile, the Federal University of Sao Paolo and the RedeAmericas International Research Project.

I have a mixed academic background in political science, clinical and experimental psychology, and population research. I am interested in the development of culturally appropriate mental health services in low and middle-income countries, the role of informal carers, and the effect of social factors on mental health and treatment effectiveness.