Dr Tine Van Bortel

Director of Research in Global Public Health at Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge

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Director of Research in Global Public Health, Cambridge Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge

Tine Van Bortel is an NIHR CLAHRC Principal Investigator and Director of Research in Global Public Health at the Cambridge Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge. Her research interests cover global health and sustainable development with specific interest and expertise in mental health, health policy, community-based interventions, asset-based and systems approaches to improve (mental) health and overall wellbeing across the life course.

Tine's current research includes the Cambridge Regional Prison Mental Health Programme, which is examining the social care of older people with dementia in the prison system. She is also working on several global mental health projects including mentally healthy workplaces (as part of her mandate with the World Economic Forum), Quality of Care and Human Rights in Mental Health (as part of her collaboration with the World Health Organisation), mental health policy implementation evaluation in Malaysia (with Ainul Hanafiah), investigation of ethical practices in research in humanitarian crises, and more.

Along with her role at Cambridge, Tine is also Professor of Global & Mental Health and Deputy Director of the Institute for Health and Human Development at the University of East London, a Professional Therapeutic Coach and Mindfulness Trainer, a mandated mental health expert with the World Economic Forum, collaborator with the World Health Organisation, co-lead of the Advancing Health Alliance, and annual research capacity building trainer with colleagues at the Institute for Research and Development in Sri Lanka.