Dr Andreja Mesaric
Andreja completed her PhD in anthropology at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 2011. Since then, she has worked in London as a researcher and project manager in the voluntary sector, primarily on projects supporting refugees and migrants. In 2014-15 she worked on a research project at Middlesex University looking at voluntary sector services available to women experiencing perinatal mental health problems. She has also taught research methodology to undergraduate anthropology students at the University of Ljubljana and a Level 3 Research for Action and Influence course aimed at refugee and migrant community organisations at the Evelyn Oldfield Unit in north London. Andreja joined the McPin Foundation as a peer researcher in 2015. She is currently working on an evaluation of a Big Lottery-funded peer support programme run by Mind, Bipolar UK and Depression Alliance, and an evaluation of the SLAM Recovery College. She has a particular interest in refugee and migrant mental health.