- Senior Fellow
Prof. Mark Jordans is a child psychologist and professor whose research interests are the development, implementation, and evaluation of psychosocial and mental health care systems in low and middle-income countries. More specifically, his research centers on the interplay between research and intervention development aimed at addressing the impact of organized violence, social injustice, and poverty on the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of children and adolescents, particularly in fragile states.
He is currently Professor of Child and Adolescent Global Mental Health at the Center for Global Mental Health, King’s College London, and Professor Child and Adolescent Global Mental Health at the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam. He also works as Director of Research & Development for the NGO War Child in the Netherlands. He is also an advisor to several global mental health initiates, including several WHO Expert Committees and the MHPSS Collaborative for Children and Families in Adversity.
In 2005, Mark founded TPO Nepal – a knowledge-driven, innovative organization working in areas disrupted by violence and poverty and one of Nepal’s leading psychosocial organizations. It was established to promote the psychosocial well-being and mental health of children and families in conflict-affected and other vulnerable communities. He remains the founder and Senior Technical Advisor at the organization. He has also previously been a commissioner for the Lancet Commission Report on Global Mental Health. To date, Jordans has been the recipient of various grants, including an EU/Horizons 2020 grant and an EU/FP7 grant.