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Frédérique Vallieres
Assistant Professor/CoOrdinator Indigo, Psychology

Biography

Frédérique Vallières is a Lecturer in Global Health and Psychology and the Director of the International Doctorate in Global Health Programme (INDIGO). Based in the Centre for Global Health and the School of Psychology, Frédérique's research focuses on the application of Psychology to Global Health, with a focus on Global Mental Health and Organisational Psychology. Over the last decade, Frédérique has conducted and led global health research in Canada, China, Kenya, Lebanon, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda. Frédérique received her BSc in Psychology from McGill University in 2006, and her MSc in Global Health (2010) and PhD in Public Health and Primary Care (2014) from Trinity College Dublin. She is currently the Principal Investigator for CONTEXT (the Collaborative Network for Training Excellence in Psychotraumatology).

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Oltean, H-R., Hyland, P., Vallières, F. & David, D.O. , An empirical assessment of REBT models of psychopathology and psychological health in the prediction of anxiety and depression symptoms., Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 2017, p1 - 16 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Hyland, P., Murphy, J., Shevlin, M., Vallières, F., McElroy, E., Elklit, A., Christoffersen, M., & Cloitre, M. , Variation in post-traumatic response: The role of trauma type in predicting ICD-11 PTSD and CPTSD symptoms. , Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 52, (6), 2017, p727 - 736 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Vallières, F., McAuliffe, E., Galligan, M., Hyland, P. & Ghee, A. , Measuring Work Engagement Among Community Health Workers in Sierra Leone: Validating the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale., Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology., 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Aldamman, K., Hom-Bramsen, R., Hansen, M., Wiedemann, N., Munk, M., & Vallières, F. , Caring for Volunteers: Ensuring the Psychosocial Wellbeing of Humanitarian Volunteers in Conflicts. , ESTSS 15th Annual Meeting , Odense, Denmark, 2017 Poster, 2017

Hyland, P., Shevlin, M., Elklit, A., Murphy, J., Vallières, F., Garvert, D. W., & Cloitre, M. , An assessment of the construct validity of the ICD-11 proposal for complex posttraumatic stress disorder. , Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy., 9, (1), 2017, p1 - 9 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Perera, C., Holm-Bramsen, R., Hansen, M., Wiedemann, N., & Vallières, F. , Scalable psychological interventions for reducing psychological distress in migrants, refugees and asylum seekers: a systematic literature review. , 4th Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, Dublin, Ireland, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

Abu Agla, A., Vallières, F. and Badr, E. , Strengthening Research Capacity and Supervision for MD students: A new partnership between the Sudan Medical Specialization Board and the Centre for Global Health. , 4th Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, Dublin, Ireland , 2017 Poster, 2017

Flanagan, N., Vallières, F., Halpin, R., & Elklit, A. , Transgenerational trauma among refugees: Preventing the Transmission of Trauma from Parent to Child. , ESTSS 15th Annual Meeting , Odense, Denmark, 2017 Poster, 2017

Sherwood, L., Reid, T., Murphy, J., Hyland, P., & Vallières, F. , Identifying Context-Specific Risk for Discrete Trauma Exposed PSNI Officer Population. , ESTSS 15th Annual Meeting , Odense, Denmark, 2017 Poster, 2017

Haahr-Pedersen, I., Holm-Bramsen, R., Hansen, M., Spitz, P., Hyland, P., & Vallières, F. , Investigating Poly-Victimization in Child Abuse Cases. , ESTSS 15th Annual Meeting , Odense, Denmark, 2017 Poster, 2017

Gilmore, B., Adams, B.J., Bartoloni, A., Alhaydar, B., McAuliffe, E., Raven, J., Taegtmeyer, M., & Vallières, F. , Improving the performance of community health workers in humanitarian emergencies: A realist evaluation protocol for the PIECES programme., BMJ Open , 6, (e011753), 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Vallières, F., Cassidy, E.L., McAuliffe, E., Gilmore, B., Bangura, A.S. & Musa, J., Can Sierra Leone maintain the equitable delivery of their Free Health Care Initiative? The case for more contextualised interventions: results of a cross-sectional survey., BMC Health Services Research, 16, (258), 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Hyland, P., Shevlin, M., Hansen, M., Vallières, F., Murphy, J. & Elklit, A. , The temporal relations of PTSD symptoms among treatment-seeking victims of sexual assault: A longitudinal study. , Journal of Loss and Trauma., 21, (6), 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Vallières, F., McAuliffe, E., Gilmore, B., Galligan, M., Bangura, A., and Walker, P. , Understanding Volunteer Community Health Worker (CHW) Motivation: A longitudinal cohort study of CHWs in Bonthe District, Sierra Leone. , Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research: Resilient and Responsive Health Systems for a Changing World, Health Systems Global, Vancouver, Canada, November 2016, 2016 Poster, 2016

Vallières, F., McAuliffe, E., van Bavel, E., Wall, PJ & Trye, A. , There's no app for that: Assessing the impact of mHealth on the supervision, motivation, engagement and satisfaction of community health workers in Sierra Leone. , Annals of Global Health, 82, (5), 2016, p936 - 949 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Gilmore, B., McAuliffe, E., Larkan, F., Conteh, M., Dunne, N., Gaudrault, M., Mollel, H., Tumwesigye, N.M. & Vallières, F. , How do community health committees contribute to capacity building for maternal and child health in sub-Saharan Africa? A realist evaluation protocol. , BMJ Open , 6, (e011885), 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Hyland, P., Fox, R., Treacy, G., Maguire, P., Boduszek, D., & Vallières, F. , The Psychometric Properties of the Attitudes and Belief Scale 2-Abbreviated Version: A Call for the Development a Gold Standard Method of Measuring Rational and Irrational Beliefs. , Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy., 2016, p1 - 14 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Vallières, F., Ceannt, R., Hyland, P., Murphy, J., Bramsen, R. & Hansen, M., The need to contextualise psycho-traumatology research, Lancet Global Health, 4, 2016, pe87 - e88 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Martin, G., MacLachlan, M., Labonte, R., Larkan, F., Vallières, F. & Bergin, N. , Globalization & Health: a review and ideas for the development of the field. , BMC Globalization and Health, 12, (6), 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Vallières, F., McAuliffe, E., Hyland, P. Mahmud, I., Taegtmeyer, M., Tulloch, O., and Walker, P., Measuring the supervision of community health workers: Developing and validating the perceived supervision scale (PSS). Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research: Resilient and Responsive Health Systems for a Changing World, Health Systems Global, Vancouver, Canada, November 2016, 2016 Poster, 2016

Reaching MDGs 4 and 5: The Application of Organizational Psychology to Maternal and Child Health Programme Sustainability in Sierra Leone in, editor(s)O'Neill Barry, M. McWha, I. Maynard, D. , Humanitarian Work Psychology and the Millennium Development Goals, Psychology Press, 2015, [Vallières, F. & McAuliffe, E.] Book Chapter, 2015

Implementing mHealth in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: What should program implementers consider? in, mHealth Multidisciplinary Verticals, Springer, 2015, pp257 - 273, [Wall, P.J., Vallières, F., McAuliffe, E., Lewis, D. and Hederman, L.] Book Chapter, 2015

Gilmore, B., Vallières, F., McAuliffe, E., Tumweisgye, N.M. & Muyambi, G., The last one heard: the importance of an early stage formative evaluation for programme implementation, Implementation Science, 9, (137), 2014 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Vallières, F. & McAuliffe, E. , Reaching MDGs 4 & 5: The Application of Organizational Psychology to Maternal and Child Health Programme Sustainability in Sierra Leone., International Conference in Applied Psychology, Paris, France, June 2014, 2014 Oral Presentation, 2014

Vallières, F. & McAuliffe, E. , Towards a tool for monitoring volunteer community health worker motivation., Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2014, 2014 Poster, 2014

Vallières, F. & Kimesera, N. , Combating early marriage through sustainable education among the Maasai: A Case Study. , The International Federation of University Women Triennial Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 2013 Oral Presentation, 2013

Vallières, F., Cassidy, E.L., McAuliffe, E., Isselmou, S.O., Hamahoullah, M.S. & Lang, J., Where are the gaps in improving maternal and child health in Mauritania? the case for contextualised interventions: a cross sectional study, Pan African Medical Journal , 14, (97), 2013 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

Vallières Frédérique, Hansen Alexandria, McAuliffe Eilish, Cassidy Louise Emma, Owora Paul, Kappler Sam, Gathuru Evelyn, Head of household education level as a factor influencing whether delivery takes place in the presence of a skilled birth attendant in Busia, Uganda: a cross-sectional household study, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 13, (48), 2013, p48- Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

Vallières, F., McAuliffe, E., Palmer, I., Magbity, E., & Bangura, A., Supporting and strengthening maternal, neonatal, and child health services using mobile phones in Sierra Leone: A research protocol., Harvard Africa Policy Journal, 8, 2013, p46 - 51 Journal Article, 2013

Vallières, F., McAuliffe, E., Bangura, AS., Trye, A. & Wall, PJ. , The implications of mHealth for human resources for health in Bonthe District, Sierra Leone. , eChallenges International Conference, Malahide, Ireland, 2013 Oral Presentation, 2013

Vallieres, F., Demers, B. & Calvet, L. , Access to medicines: How social innovation is contributing to improvements in global health. , Annual Women's Forum, Deauville, France, 2010 Oral Presentation, 2010

An Introduction to Systems Thinking in, editor(s)Larkan, F., Mannan, H. & Vallières, F. , Reading Across Systems Thinking for Global Health: How can systems-thinking contribute to solving key challenges in Global Health? , Oxford, Oxford University Press, [McGlacken-Byrne, D., Vallières, F. & Larkan, F. ] Book Chapter,

Shevlin, M., McElroy, E., Murphy, J., Hyland, P., Vallières, F., Elklit, A. and Christoffersen, M.N. , The relationship between cannabis and psychosis: testing a polydrug use hypothesis, Drugs and Alcohol Today Journal Article,

Supportive supervision for community health workers: a Systems-Thinking Approach. in, editor(s)Larkan, F., Mannan, H. & Vallières, F. , Reading Across Systems Thinking for Global Health: How can systems-thinking contribute to solving key challenges in Global Health?, Oxford, Oxford University Press, [Boostrom, C., Vallières, F., and Mariam, D.H. ] Book Chapter,

Vallières, F., Hyland, P., McAuliffe, E., Mahmud, I., Tulloch, O., Walker, P. & Taegtmeyer, M. , The development of a new tool for measuring approaches to supervision from the perspective of community health workers: A prospective, validation, longitudinal study in seven countries. , BMC Human Resources for Health Journal Article,

Vallières, F., Hyland, P., Murphy, J., Hansen, M., Shevlin, M., Elklit, A., Ceannt, R. Bramsen, R.H. , Training the next generation of Psychotraumatologists: A New Collaborative Network for Training and Excellence in Psychotraumatology (CONTEXT). , European Journal of Psychotraumatology. Journal Article,

Perera, C., Holm-Bramsen, R., Hansen, M., Wiedemann, N., & Vallières, F. , Where there are no therapists? A mixed-methods feasibility study of a scalable psychological intervention for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers., ESTSS 15th Annual Meeting , Odense, Denmark, 2017 Poster,

Vallières, F., Ceannt, R., Daccache, F., Daher, R., Sleiman, J., Gilmore, B., Byrne, S., Shevlin, M., Murphy, J., and Hyland, P. , An Evaluation of the Validity and Acceptability of ICD-11 PTSD and CPTSD among Syrian Refugees in Lebanon. , BMC Psychology Journal Article,

Hyland, P., Ceannt, R., Daccache, F., Abou Daher, R., Sleiman, J., Gilmore, B., Shevlin, M., Murphy, J. and Vallières, F. , Are Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex- PTSD Distinguishable within a treatment seeking sample of Syrian Refugees Living in Lebanon?, Global Mental Health Journal Article,

Barwich, K., Vallières, F., O'Mahony, S. and Kirby, M. , Barriers to behaviour maintenance: A mixed-methods study of the Nutrition Impact and Positive Practice (NIPP) programme in Zimbabwe. , Public Health Nutrition. Journal Article,

Hyland, P., Murphy, J., Shevlin, M., Carey, S., Vallières, F. & Elklit, A. , The Dimensional Structure of Psychiatric Disorders among Danish Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse., Psychological Medicine Journal Article,

Larkan, F., Mannan, H. & Vallières, F. , Reading Across Systems Thinking for Global Health: How can systems-thinking contribute to solving key challenges in Global Health?, Oxford, Oxford University Press Book,

Systems-Thinking for Global Mental Health in Humanitarian Emergencies. in, editor(s)Larkan, F., Mannan, H. & Vallières, F. , Reading Across Systems Thinking for Global Health: How can systems-thinking contribute to solving key challenges in Global Health?, Oxford, Oxford University Press, [Vallières, F., Weissbecker, I., ElShazly, M., Ceannt, R. and Daher, R.A. ] Book Chapter,

Research Expertise

Description

Organisational Psychology | Health System Strengthening | Task Shifting for Global Health (Community Health Workers) | Global Mental Health (Psychological Impact of Trauma) | Scale Development and Validation

Projects

  • Title
    • CONTEXT - The Collaborative Network for Training and Excellence in Psychotraumatology
  • Summary
    • CONTEXT aims to conduct high quality, innovative research, build capacity and expertise, and foster innovative practice in the area of global psychotraumatology. CONTEXT is an international, interdisciplinary collaboration between nine European partner organisations spanning the academic, non-governmental, voluntary, and public sectors. CONTEXT has three interconnected research programmes, each concerning a priority population in Europe: (1) EU-based asylum seekers and refugees; (2) Emergency-service personnel and humanitarian first-responders; and; (3) Survivors and perpetrators of childhood- and gender-based violence. Twelve CONTEXT fellows will receive a unique PhD training experience, working across populations not accessible in any other doctoral training programme. Each research project has been designed to address current and emergent skill and professional deficiencies, essential for curbing the adverse social consequences of trauma-related psychological distress. Fellows will graduate with an advanced knowledge of how to translate psychotraumatology research into practice, thereby contributing to mitigating the impact of psychotrauma in the EU. www.psychotraumanetwork.com
  • Funding Agency
    • European Commission
  • Date From
    • 01-Sept-2016
  • Date To
    • 01-Aug-2020
  • Title
    • Perform2Scale
  • Summary
    • Perform2Scale uses a problem-based management strengthening intervention to improve health workforce performance and health service delivery in three African countries: Malawi, Uganda, and Ghana. The goal of Perform2Scale is to develop and evaluate a sustainable approach to scaling up a district level management intervention in different and changing contexts.
  • Funding Agency
    • European Commission
  • Date From
    • 01-Jan-2017
  • Date To
    • 31-Dec-2022
  • Title
    • SMSB-CGH Partnership
  • Summary
    • The SMSB-CGH Partnership aims to develop the partnership between the Centre for Global Health and the Sudanese Medical Specialisation Board. The SMSB is the sole professional training body in the Republic of Sudan, with a mandate to manage and deliver medical and health specialty programmes throughout the country. CGH and SMSB will work together to achieve the following partnership objectives: (1) To improve the quality and accreditation standards and processes of postgraduate education and training programmes; (2) To support the development of competency-based curricula and training programmes; and (3) to facilitate the exchange of academic and scholarly material in the field of global health sciences.
  • Funding Agency
    • ESTHER Ireland
  • Date From
    • 01-Jan-2017
  • Date To
    • 31-Dec-2016
  • Title
    • Validating the ICD-11 Trauma Questionnaire for use with Syrian Refugees
  • Summary
    • The aim of this project is to validate the ICD-11 Trauma Questionnaire for use with Syrian Refugees currently living in the Lebanon. We also seek to assess the acceptability of the scale, from the perspective of NGO-based psychotherapists.
  • Funding Agency
    • Trinity College Dublin
  • Date From
    • 01-Jul-2015
  • Date To
    • 31-May-2017
  • Title
    • Coordinator Support Grant
  • Summary
    • To support the coordination of an application for Horizon 2020 funding.
  • Funding Agency
    • Enterprise Ireland
  • Date From
    • 2015

Keywords

Global Health; IMPLEMENTATION RESEARCH; Organizational Behavior and Psychology; POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS; PSYCHOLOGY; Social Psychology

Recognition

Representations

Deputy Editor, BMC Globalization and Health (Impact Factor: 2.540) 2014-Present

Awards and Honours

Young Woman of Merit, YWCA Montréal 2013

Appreciation Award, Sudan Medical Specialization Board 2017

Châtelaine, Finalist, Young Woman of the Year Award 2011

Kevany Award 2010


Last updated 4 June 2015 School of Psychology (Email).