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Kaaren Mathias imageAdjunct Research Fellow

Kaaren Mathias is a public health physician recently returned to New Zealand after 15 years working in community health and development in India. She is founder-director of the community mental health project, Burans, in Uttarakhand and has worked for over a decade with the Emmanuel Hospital Association ( She completed her PhD with Umea Universitet in Sweden in 2016 and her research interests around community mental health include youth resilience, community participation, social inclusion, gender, equity and health system strengthening.

Kaaren is a board member of Health Systems Global, and holds adjunct research positions at the University of Otago, as well as Umea Universit and the Nossal Institute at the University of Melbourne.

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