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Dr. Frédérique Vallieres
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Director of Centre for Global Health, Trinity Centre for Global Health

Biography

Frédérique Vallières is a Lecturer in Global Health and Psychology and the Director of the Trinity Centre for Global Health, where she also directs the PhD in Global Health (INDIGO). Frédérique's current research portfolio (> EUR 4.2 million) focuses on the application of Psychology to Global Health, with a focus on Global Mental Health, Health System Strengthening, and Human Resources for Health. Her research is primarily concerned with closing the research-to-practice gap prevalent within Global Health. Frédérique prioritises working in close collaboration with her growing network of influential local and international non-governmental organisations, as well as public bodies, such that research findings are integrated for improved practice and policy.

She is currently the Principal Investigator for CONTEXT (www.psychotraumanetwork.com), the TCD Lead Investigator for Perform2Scale (www.perform2scale.org), and Co-PI for 'The Missing Link', in collaboration with the International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent's Psychosocial Reference Centre.

Frédérique received her BSc in Psychology and Biology from McGill University (Canada), and her MSc in Global Health and PhD in Public Health and Primary Care (2014) from Trinity College Dublin.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Karatzias, T., Shevlin, M., Murphy, J., McBride, O., Bentall, R.B., Ben-Ezra, M., Vallières, F. & Hyland, P. , Posttraumatic stress problems during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland. , 2020 Journal Article, 2020

Hyland, P., Vallières, F., Cloitre, M., Ben-Ezra, M., Karatzias, T., Olff, M., Murphy, J., & Shevlin, M. , Trauma, PTSD, and Complex PTSD in the Republic of Ireland: Prevalence, comorbidity, service use, and risk factors. , Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2020 Journal Article, 2020

An Introduction to Systems Thinking in, editor(s)Kodate, N., 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, 2020, [McGlacken-Byrne, D., Vallières, F. & Larkan, F. ] Book Chapter, 2020

Ugochukwu, O., Mbaezue, N., Lawal, S.A., Azubogu, C., Sheikh, T.L. & Vallières, F. , The time is now: Reforming Nigeria's outdated mental health law. , Lancet Global Health, 2020 Journal Article, 2020

Flanagan, N., Travers, A., Vallières, F., Hansen, M., Halpin, R., Sheaf, G., Rottmann, N. & Johnsen, A. T. , Crossing Borders: A systematic review of mechanisms of intergenerational trauma transmission in asylum-seeking and refugee families. , European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 2020 Journal Article, 2020

Haahr-Pedersen, I., Perera, C., Hyland, P., Vallières, F., Murphy, D., Hansen, M., Spitz, P., Hansen, P. and Cloitre, M., Females have more complex patterns of childhood adversity: Implications for mental, social, and emotional outcomes in adulthood., European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 11, (1), 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI TARA - Full Text

Murphy, D., Vallières, F., Murphy, J., McElroy, E. and Hyland, P. , Risk factors associated with general and specific dimensions of psychosis in a nationally representative sample of adults from the United States., Psychosis: Psychological, Social, and Integrative Approaches., 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Vallières, F., Kok, M., Mahmud, I., Sarker, M., Jeacocke, P., Karuga, R., Limato, L., Kea, A.Z., Chikaphupha, K., Sidat, M., Gilmore, B. and Taegtmeyer, M., Measuring motivation among close-to-community health workers: Developing the CTC provider Motivational Indicator Scale across six countries., BMC Human Resources for Health, 2020 Journal Article, 2020

Perera, C., Salamanca-Sanabria, A., Caballero-Bernal, J., Feldman, L., Hansen, M., Bird, M., Hansen, P., Dinesen, C., Wiedemann, N. and Vallières, F. , No implementation without cultural adaptation: A process for culturally adapting low-intensity psychological interventions in humanitarian settings. , BMC Conflict and Health, 2020 Journal Article, 2020

Haahr-Pedersen, I., Ershadi, A., Hyland, P., Hansen, M., Perera, C., Sheaf, G., Holm Bramsen, R., Spitz, P. and Vallières, F. , Polyvictimization and psychopathology among children and adolescents: A systematic review of studies using the Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire. , Child Abuse and Neglect, 107, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Adams, B., Vallières, F., Duncan, J.A., Higgins, A. and Eaton, J. , Factors affecting the delivery and outcomes of community mental health forums: A qualitative study conducted across 14 districts in Sierra Leone., BMC International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 2020 Journal Article, 2020

Travers, Á., Armour, C., Hansen, M., Cunningham, T., Lagdon, S., Hyland, P., Vallières, F., McCarthy, A. & Walshe, C., Lesbian, gay or bisexual identity as a risk factor for trauma and mental health problems in Northern Irish students and the protective role of social support. , European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 11, (1), 2020 Journal Article, 2020 TARA - Full Text DOI

Wolf, J.J., McVeigh, J., Vallières, F., Hyland, P. & MacLachlan, M., Death anxiety, self-worth, and exposure to human donor remains: A longitudinal study of Irish medical students, Journal of Death Studies, 2020 Journal Article, 2020

McVeigh, J., MacLachlan, M., Vallières, F., Hyland, P., Stilz, R., Cox, H., Fraser, A., Identifying Predictors of Stress and Job Satisfaction in a Sample of Merchant Seafarers using Structural Equation Modelling, Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 2019, p70- Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Owczarek, M., Ben-Ezra, M., Karatzias, T., Hyland, P., Vallieres, F. and Shevlin, M., Testing the Factor Structure of the International Trauma Questionnaire (ITQ) in African Community Samples from Kenya, Ghana, and Nigeria., Journal of Loss and Trauma, 25, (4), 2019, p348 - 363 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Gilmore B., Yishak, Y, Sheikh Hassan, S.,Gahan, B., Cadogan, M. & Vallieres, F. , Community conversations for Gender Role Transformation, Global Health Exchange, Dublin, September 12, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

Gilmore, B., McAuliffe, E., Power, J. and Vallières, F., Data Analysis and Synthesis Within a Realist Evaluation: Toward More Transparent Methodological Approaches, International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 18, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Aldamman, K., Tamrakar, T., Dinesen, C., Wiedemann, N., Murphy, J., Hansen, M., Badr, E.E., Reid, T. and Vallieres, F., Caring for the Mental Health of Humanitarian Volunteers in Traumatic Contexts: The Importance of Organisational Support, European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 10, (1), 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Hyland, P., McGinty, G., Karatzias, T., Murphy, J., Vallières, F., McHugh Power, J., Can the REBT theory explain loneliness? Theoretical and clinical applications, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 48, (1), 2019, p39 - 51 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Perez, S. and Vallières, F. , How Do Religious People Become Atheists? Applying a Grounded Theory Approach to Propose a Model of Deconversion, Secularism and Nonreligion, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Aldamman, K., Wiedemann, N., Dinesen, C., Bramsen, R., Hansen, M., & Vallières, F. , The Relationship between Organizational Support and Mental Health of Humanitarian Volunteers: A Multi-Country Analysis., 16th European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Conference, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

Power, J., Gilmore, B., Vallières, F., Toomey, E., Mannan, H. and McAuliffe, E. , Adapting Health Interventions for Local Fit when Scaling-up: A Realist Review Protocol. , BMJ Open, 9, (1), 2019, pe022084 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Flanagan, N., Haahr-Pedersen, I., Perera, C. and Vallieres, F., Can Implementation Science Lead to Better Trauma Care? Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice, 16th European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Conference, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

Walshe, C., Armour, C., Vallieres, F., Hyland, P. and McCarthy, A., Barriers and Facilitators to Accessing Sexual Assault Services., The European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Conference , Rotterdam, The Netherlands, November, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

Hyland, P., Ben Ezra, M., Cloitre, M., Ho, G., Karatzias, T., Knefel, M., Luegar-Schuster, B., Shelvin, M. and Vallieres, F., ICD-11 Complex PTSD: A Global review of its current status and future directions for research and clinical practise. , 16th European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Conference, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

Hyland, P., Vallieres, F., van Gelderen, M., and Cloitre, M., Clinical usability of Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder., European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Conference., Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

Finn, M., McEvoy, P., Nolan, A., Amon, S., Akweongo, P., Banda, H., Kok, M., Dieselman, M., Raven, J., Martineau, T. and Vallieres, F., Complex Adaptive Systems and Capacity Strengthening: A Conceptual framework for learning processes with helath Systems and Capacity Strengthening Consortia., The Development Studies Association of Ireland Conference , Dublin, Ireland, November , 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

Murphy, D., Hyland, P., and Vallieres, F., the Psychosis Continuum: Identifying Correlates of a General Psychosis Factor. , European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Conference., Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June, 2019 Poster, 2019

Finn, M., McEvoy, P., Nolan, A., Amon, S., Akweongo, P., Banda, H., Kok, M., Dieselman, M., Raven, J., Martineau, T. and Vallieres, F., Complex Adaptive Systems and Capacity Strengthening: A Conceptual framework for learning processes with helath Systems and Capacity Strengthening Consortia., The Development Studies Association of Ireland Conference , Dublin, Ireland, November , 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

Gilmore, B., Yishak, Y., Mutunga, N.Z., Maina, M.E., Omollo, W., Mugu, C., Gahan., Vallieres, F., Thinking Outside the Black Box by Using Realist Evaluations to Study Social Behaviour Change Interventions. , The Africa Social and Behaviour Change Conference., Nairobi, Kenya, February, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

Ngetich, W., Nancy Mbae, Catherine Mwangi, Frédérique Vallières, Edwin Mbugua Maina, Brynne Gilmore, Screening practices and decision-making of mothers trained on MUAC measurements in Marsabit, Kenya, CORE Group Global Health Practitioner Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, October 14-16, 2019, 2019 Poster, 2019

Njoroge Karuga, R., Mireku, M., Muturi, K., McCollum, R., Vallières, F., Kumar, M., Taegtmeyer, M. and Otiso, L. , Supportive supervision of close-to-community providers of health care in Kenya: findings from a context analysis and quality improvement intervention in two counties. , PLOS ONE, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Sherwood, L., Hegarty, S., Vallières, F., Hyland, P., Murphy, J., Fitzgerald, G. and Reid, T., Identifying the Key Risk Factors for Adverse Psychological Outcomes Among Police Officers: A Systematic Literature Review, Journal of Traumatic Stress, 32, (5), 2019, p688--700 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Gilmore, B., Yishak, Y., Mutunga, N.Z., Maina, M.E., Omollo, W., Mugu, C., Gahan., Vallieres, F. , Innovation in Methodology - Thinking Outside the Black Box by Using Realist Evaluations to Study Social Behaviour Change Interventions, Africa Social & Behaviour Change Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, February 19-21, 2019, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

Vallieres, F., Ceannt, R., Daccache, F., Daher, R., Sleimen, J., Gilmore, B., Byrne, S., Shelvin, M., Murphy, J., and Hyland, P. , The Construct Validity and Clinical Utility of ICD-11 PTSD and CPTSD Amongst Syrian Refugees in Lebanon., The European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Conference , Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

Shevlin, M., Hyland, P., Ben Ezra, M., Karatzias, T., Cloitre, M., Vallières, F., Bachem, R. and Maercker, A., Measuring ICD-11 Adjustment Disorder: The Development and Initial Validation of the International Adjustment Disorder Questionnaire., Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, (141), 2019, p265 - 274 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Hegarty, S., Vallieres, F., Sherwood, and Cairns, D. , Mental health of scientific support staff and the impact of percieved organixational support and traumatic exposure., 16th European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Conference, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June, 2019 Poster, 2019

Walshe, C., Armour, C., Vallieres, F., Hyland, P. and McCarthy, A. and Armour, C., Breaking the Silence: Gender Specific Barriers and Facilitators to Accessing Rape and Sexual Assault Services., !0th UKPTS Conference, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland., February, 2018 Poster, 2018

Vallières, F., Ceannt, R., Daccache, F., Abou Daher, R., Sleiman, J., Gilmore, B., Byrne, S., Shevlin, M., Murphy, J. and Hyland, P, ICD‐11 PTSD and complex PTSD amongst Syrian refugees in Lebanon: the factor structure and the clinical utility of the International Trauma Questionnaire, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 138, (6), 2018, p547 - 557 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Hyland, P., Murphy, J., Shevlin, M., Carey, S., Vallieres, F., Murphy, D., & Elklit, A. , Correlates of a General Psychopathology Factor within a Clinical Sample of Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors., Journal of Affective Disorders, 232, 2018, p109 - 115 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Hyland, P., Shevlin, M., Cloitre, M., Karatzias, T., Vallières, F., McGinty, G., Fox, R., McHugh Power, J., Quality not quantity: loneliness subtypes, psychological trauma, and mental health in the US adult population, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, (54), 2018, p1089 - 1099 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Oltean, H.R., Hyland, P., Vallières, F., David, D.O., Rational beliefs, happiness and optimism: An empirical assessment of REBT's model of psychological health., International Journal of Psychology, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

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., 9, (1), 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Shevlin, M., Hyland, P., Vallières, F., Bisson, J., Makhashvili, N., Javakhishvili, J., Shpiker, M. and Roberts, B., A comparison of DSM-5 and ICD-11 PTSD prevalence, comorbidity and disability: an analysis of the Ukrainian Internally Displaced Person's Mental Health Survey, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 137, (2), 2018, p138--147 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Kok, M.C., Vallières, F., Tulloch, O., Kumar, M.B., Kea, A.Z., Karuga, R., Ndima, S.D., Chikaphupha, K., Theobald, S., Taegtmeyer, M., Does supportive supervision enhance community health worker motivation? A mixed-methods study in four African countries., Health Policy and Planning, 33, (9), 2018, p988-998 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

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, 5, 2018, pe14- Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Vallières, F., Hyland, P., McAuliffe, E., Mahmud, I., Tulloch, O., Walker, P., Taegtmeyer, M., A new tool to measure approaches to supervision from the perspective of community health workers: a prospective, longitudinal, validation study in seven countries, BMC Health Services Research, 18, (1), 2018 Journal Article, 2018 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

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

Shevlin, M., McElroy, E., Murphy, J., Hyland, P., Vallières, F., Elklit, A. and Christoffersen, M.N. , Cannabis and psychosis: the impact of polydrug use. , Drugs and Alcohol Today, (17), 2017, p186 - 194 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Vallières, F., Ceannt, R., Daccache, F., Daher, R., Sleiman, J., Gilmore, B., Byrne, S., Shevlin, M., Murphy, J., and Hyland, P. , Validation and clinical utility of Complex PTSD diagnosis for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent (IFRCRC) Research Network on Mental Health Psychosocial Support Annual Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, November , 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

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 Poster, 2017

Vallieres, F., Hyland, P., McAuliffe, E., Mahmud, I ., Tulloch, O., Wlker, P. and Taegtmeyer, M, Validation of the Perceived Supervision Scale to measure supervision of community health workers., The International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent Research Network on Mental Health Psychosocial Support Annual Conference., Copenhagen, Denmark, November, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

Vallieres, F., Ceannt, R., Daccache, F., Daher, R., Sleimen, J., Gilmore, B., Byrne, S., Shelvin, M., Murphy, J., and Hyland, P. , Validation and clinical utility of Complex PTSD diagnosis for Syrian refugees in Lebanon., The International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent Research Network on Mental Health Psychosocial Support Annual Conference., Copenhagen, Denmark, November, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

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

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

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., 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

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

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

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., 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

Vallieres, F., McAuliffe, E., Hyland, P., Mahmud, I., Taegtmeyer, M., Tulloch, O., and Walker, P., Measuring the Supervision of Community Helath Workers: Developing and Validating the Percieved Supervision Scale. , Fourth Global Symposium on health Systems Research: Resilient and Responsive Health Systems for a Changing World, Helath Systems Global., Vancouver, Canada, November, 2016 Poster, 2016

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

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

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

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

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 DOI TARA - Full Text

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., 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

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., 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 DOI TARA - Full Text

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

Walshe, C., Vallières, F., Hyland, P., McCarthy, A., Armour, C. , Breaking the Silence: Gender Specific Barriers and Facilitators to Accessing Rape and Sexual Assault Services. , 15th European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Conference, Odense, Denmark, June 2017 Poster,

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., Hyland, P. and Daher, R.A. ] Book Chapter,

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,

Haahr-Pedersen, I., Bramsen, R.H., Hansen, M., Spitz, P., Hyland, P., and Vallières, F., A Backpack of Burdens - Investigating Polyvictimization in a multidisciplinary Child Protection Context., 15th ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect, The Hague, The Netherlands, October 2017 Poster,

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,

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., Mariam, D.H. & Vallières, F. ] Book Chapter,

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Vallières, F., Hyland, P., McAuliffe, E., Mahmud, I., Tulloch, O., Walker, P. & Taegtmeyer, M. , Validation of the Perceived Supervision Scale to measure supervision of community health workers, International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent (IFRCRC) Research Network on Mental Health Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Annual Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 22-23, 2017 Oral Presentation,

Aldamman, K., Bramsen, R. H., Hansen, M., Wiedemann, N., Munk, M., and Vallières, F. , Managerial Practices to Ensure the Wellbeing of Humanitarian Volunteers. , International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent (IFRCRC) Research Network on Mental Health Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Annual Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 22-23, 2017 Oral Presentation,

Haahr-Pedersen, I., Bramsen, R.H., Hansen, M., Spitz, P., Hyland, P., and Vallières, F., Multiple Adversities: Investigation of Polyvictimization in Child Abuse Cases. , 8th Hindsgavl Conference of The Research Network against Child Abuse, Middelfart, Denmark, September 2017 Poster,

Perera, C., Scott, T., Wiedemann, N., Vallières, F., Scalable psychological interventions for reducing psychological distress in migrants, refugees and asylum seekers: a systematic literature review. , International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent (IFRCRC) Research Network on Mental Health Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Annual Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 22-23, 2017 Oral Presentation,

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • The Missing Link
  • Summary
    • Conducted in collaboration with the International Federation of the Red Cross, Red Crescent's Psychosocial Reference Centre, the Missing Link will develop Supervision Guidelines for use within mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programming within humanitarian emergencies. Using action research approaches to ensure maximum buy-in and widespread use, the Missing Link benefits from the active participation of key stakeholders within the field of MHPSS.
  • Funding Agency
    • The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)
  • Date From
    • 01-09-2019
  • Date To
    • 29-09-2020
  • Title
    • Evaluating Spirasi's Rehabilitation Programme for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Ireland
  • Summary
    • Conducted in collaboration with Ireland's National Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Survivors, Spirasi, this PhD Provost award aims to investigate the outcomes of asylum seekers and refugees who have experienced torture, following participation in Spirasi's rehabilitation services.
  • Funding Agency
    • Trinity's Commercial Revenue Unit & Trinity Alumni Foundation
  • Date From
    • 01-09-2018
  • Date To
    • 30-09-2022
  • 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
    • How Community Conversations influence behavior change communication for health: A realist evaluation in Marsabit, Kenya.
  • Summary
    • This is a 36-month Irish Research Council Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) COFUND Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme entitled CAROLINE - 'Collaborative Research Fellowships for a Responsive and Innovative Europe'. As part of CAROLINE, fellows will focus research on aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and have inter-sectoral, international collaboration. This project will use realist evaluation methodology to understand how an NGO implemented intervention aimed at community systems strengthening and behaviour change works, for whom, and why, within Marsabit County, Kenya.
  • Funding Agency
    • Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Actions & Irish Research Council
  • Date From
    • September 2017
  • Date To
    • August 2020
  • Title
    • Strengthening Post-graduate Health Education and Research in Sudan
  • Summary
    • A partnership between the Centre for Global Health and the Sudanese Medical Specialization Board, this generous partnership grant has the following 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
    • January 2018
  • Date To
    • December 2018
  • Title
    • Early Trauma Exposure and Adverse Psychological Outcomes among Survivors of Institutional Abuse in Ireland
  • Summary
    • This research seeks to explore whether the dimensional model of psychosis explains the structure and the development of psychotic like experiences (PLEs). And to ascertain the impact of PLEs among institutional abuse survivors in Ireland.
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Research Council
  • Date From
    • 01-09-2018
  • Date To
    • 30-09-2021
  • 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
    • Coordinator Support Grant
  • Summary
    • To support the coordination of an application for Horizon 2020 funding
  • Funding Agency
    • Enterprise Ireland
  • Date From
    • 01-10-2019
  • Date To
    • 14-01-2020
  • 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

Nomination Civic Engagement Award - TCD 2020

Canadian Women Leaders in Global Health 2018

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

Memberships

Member, European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) 2017 – Present

Member, Red Cross Red Crescent Research Network on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support 2017 – Present

Member, Mental Health Innovations Network 2016 – Present

Member, Canadian Society for International Health 2016 – Present

Member, Health Systems Global 2016 – Present