Dr Valentina Iemmi

Dr Valentina Iemmi

LSE Fellow

Department of Health Policy

020 7852 3594
Room No
COW 4.06
Office Hours
Friday 15.30-17.30 via Student Hub
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English, French, Italian, Spanish
Key Expertise
Mental Health and Disability, Global Health Policy, Global Health Financing

About me

Dr Valentina Iemmi is LSE Fellow in the Department of Health Policy. She has over 10 years of experience in the field of global health policy and practice, with a specialism in mental health and disability. She previously worked at the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (LSE), International Centre for Evidence in Disability (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health (King’s College London), and French National Institute of Health and Medical Research Unit 669 (Paris Descartes University). She has advised and/or consulted for various national and international organisations, including World Health Organization, European Commission, UK Department for International Development (now Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office), Global Innovation Fund, United for Global Mental Health.

Valentina’s research focuses on global mental health and disability from a policy and financing perspective. Much of her research has explored mental health policy and practice in high- and low- and middle-income countries, adopting multisectoral and life-course approaches. Her current research examines sustainable financing for global mental health, looking at the role of external funding in mental health in low- and middle-income countries. Her research draws on diverse disciplines and fields (including health policy, health economics, public policy, international development, psychology) and uses multiple methods (quantitative, qualitative, evidence synthesis). Her work has been published in leading health policy and social science journals, including The Lancet Psychiatry, BMJ Global Health, and Social Science & Medicine.

Valentina holds a PhD in Social Policy from the LSE. She also has a MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine & LSE, and a training in Clinical Psychology from the University of Paris.


HP401 Introduction to Health Policy and Politics
HP404 Global Health Policy: Institutions, Actors and Politics
HP405 Social Determinants of Health
HP4G4E Systematic Review and Meta-analysis


Member, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Inclusive Policy Lab

Expertise Details

Global mental health and disability; Health policy and services; Global health financing; Global health governance; Poverty; Multisectoral approach; Multimethod research (quantitative; qualitative; evidence synthesis)