Queen Mary University of London, UK

Overcoming the Treatment Gap: Reaching Refugee Children through Community-Based Mental Health Intervention

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Michael Pluess, PhD, is a Professor in Developmental Psychology at the Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology at Queen Mary University of London, UK. His research focuses on three areas: 1) individual differences in Environmental Sensitivity, the notion that some are more affected by the same experience than other people due to being more sensitive to environmental influences, 2) Positive Development, such as the development and evaluation of interventions aimed at promoting the development of positive psychological outcomes in children, and 3) Mental Health and Resilience in Humanitarian Settings, including longitudinal studies and randomised controlled trials on mental health interventions in humanitarian settings. His research has been published in the leading journals of the field.