Myrthe van den Broek
- PhD Fellow
Myrthe van den Broek (she/her) is anthropologist and applied researcher at War Child Holland. She is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research under the supervision of Professor Mark Jordans. At the end of 2022 she joined as PhD fellow at the Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development. She is interested in improving access to evidence-based interventions for children and adolescents experiencing mental health problems. Specifically, her research focuses on the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies to overcome demand-side barriers to mental healthcare for children and adolescents in conflict-affected and low resource settings. Part of her PhD research concerns the adaptation of a tool to increase help-seeking for mental health care among children and adolescents and evaluation of the accuracy and effectiveness in occupied Palestinian territories, Sri Lanka and Uganda. The other part of her PhD research includes a systematic review of interventions to increase help-seeking for mental health care in low- and middle-income countries. In her work she collaborates with other international and national non-governmental organizations, national mental healthcare providers and specialists and academic institutions.