Hanneke Pot

Hanneke Pot

  • Coordinator of the Global Mental Health Network
  • Lecturer Applied Psychology (Hanze University of Applied Sciences)
  • & Research fellow Demographic Transition and Environment at Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Hanneke Pot’s research interests focus on the local implications of global health governance. She is particularly interested in the role of civil society initiatives, from international NGOs to bottom-up citizen initiatives. Her research in Groningen examines a citizen-driven experiment aimed at improving governance around the strengthening of houses damaged by anthropogenic earthquakes due to gas extraction and the effects this has on the psychological and physical health of inhabitants and social cohesion within the village. This is part of an interdisciplinary collaboration with engineers.  She hopes to turn this into a longitudinal case study to further investigate the possible syndemic health impact, and the complex power relations in socially constructed crises, from governmental, civil society, and citizen perspectives.

She now is an external AIGHD research fellow. Prior, she coordinated the Global Mental Health & Development research priority at AIGHD and contributed to a research project on local governance structures in Malawi. She holds a position as senior researcher and lecturer at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen. She holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Oslo. Her Ph.D. research focused on the dynamic interactions around the local implementation of an international NGO project which aimed to reduce teenage pregnancies in Malawi. She also holds a Master’s degree in Medical Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Amsterdam.

https://hannekepot.com/