Dr Natalia Concha

Dr Natalia Concha

Visiting Fellow

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

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Key Expertise
Sociocultural psychology, maternal health, Latin America

About me

Natalia is a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at LSE.

Natalia has worked on the UKRI-Colciencias Newton grant Pathways towards Reconciliation awarded to Professor Sandra Jovchelovitch in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at LSE. The project looked at systematising the work of the Schools of Forgiveness and Reconciliation, carried out by a Colombian NGO working towards peace building efforts in the country.

Natalia completed her PhD at LSE, where she explored the psychosocial and sociocultural dimensions of maternal trajectories in Colombia impacting maternal health. Her research interests centre on maternal and family dynamics beyond heteronormative assumptions, as well as youth trajectories shaped by contextual adversity. She previously worked as a qualitative researcher in a PAHO-funded project applying a research-implementation method on reproductive health in Colombia and in an IDRC-grant on youth violence led by El Colegio de México. Prior to embarking on her PhD, she worked conducting UK policy-based research on diversity and inclusion programmes for UK government departments, local authorities, the NHS and national charities.

Expertise Details

sociocultural psychology; psychosocial approaches; mothering; maternal health; family and cultural dynamics; youth development; peace building; Colombia; Latin America