Amanda Sim
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences

Dr Sim's program of research focuses on risk and resilience processes influencing the mental health and well-being of forcibly displaced children and families. She has a particular interest in community-driven mixed methods approaches to developing and evaluating family-based interventions to promote positive parenting and mental health among refugee and immigrant populations around the world. Dr Sim is a core member of the Global Parenting Initiative, a consortium of academic institutions and implementing organizations funded by The LEGO Foundation to develop and test innovative and scalable parenting interventions in low- and middle-income countries. She holds a DPhil (PhD) in Social Intervention from the University of Oxford and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at The Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University. She previously worked at the International Rescue Committee implementing and evaluating child protection and development programs in Afghanistan, Liberia, Ethiopia, Thailand, and Lebanon.
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