Frédérique Vallieres
Assistant Professor/CoOrdinator Indigo, Psychology

Biography

Frédérique Vallières is a Lecturer in Global Health and Psychology and the Director of the International Doctorate in Global Health Programme (INDIGO). Based in the Centre for Global Health and the School of Psychology, Frédérique's research focuses on the application of Psychology to Global Health, with a focus on Global Mental Health and Human Resources for Health Management. Over the last decade, Frédérique has conducted and led global health research in Canada, China, Kenya, Lebanon, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda. Frédérique received her BSc in Psychology from McGill University in 2006, and her MSc in Global Health (2010) and PhD in Public Health and Primary Care (2014) from Trinity College Dublin. She is currently the Principal Investigator for CONTEXT (www.psychotraumanetwork.com) and the TCD Lead Investigator for Perform2Scale (www.perform2scale.org).

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Vallières, F., Ceannt, R., Daccache, F., Abou Daher, R., Sleiman, J., Gilmore, B., Byrne, S., Shevlin, M., Murphy, J. and Hyland, P, ICD‐11 PTSD and complex PTSD amongst Syrian refugees in Lebanon: the factor structure and the clinical utility of the International Trauma Questionnaire, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 138, (6), 2018, p547 - 557 Journal Article, 2018 URL

Vallières, F., Hyland, P., Murphy, J., Hansen, M., Shevlin, M., Elklit, A., Ceannt, R. Bramsen, R.H. , Training the next generation of Psychotraumatologists: A New Collaborative Network for Training and Excellence in Psychotraumatology (CONTEXT). , European Journal of Psychotraumatology., 9, (1), 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Perera, C., Holm-Bramsen, R., Hansen, M., Wiedemann, N., & Vallières, F. , Scalable psychological interventions for reducing psychological distress in migrants, refugees and asylum seekers: a systematic literature review. , 4th Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, Dublin, Ireland, 2017 Poster, 2017

Vallières, F., McAuliffe, E., Galligan, M., Hyland, P. & Ghee, A. , Measuring Work Engagement Among Community Health Workers in Sierra Leone: Validating the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale., Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology., 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Hyland, P., Murphy, J., Shevlin, M., Vallières, F., McElroy, E., Elklit, A., Christoffersen, M., & Cloitre, M. , Variation in post-traumatic response: The role of trauma type in predicting ICD-11 PTSD and CPTSD symptoms. , Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 52, (6), 2017, p727 - 736 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Hyland, P., Shevlin, M., Elklit, A., Murphy, J., Vallières, F., Garvert, D. W., & Cloitre, M. , An assessment of the construct validity of the ICD-11 proposal for complex posttraumatic stress disorder. , Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy., 9, (1), 2017, p1 - 9 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Shevlin, M., McElroy, E., Murphy, J., Hyland, P., Vallières, F., Elklit, A. and Christoffersen, M.N. , Cannabis and psychosis: the impact of polydrug use. , Drugs and Alcohol Today, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Oltean, H-R., Hyland, P., Vallières, F. & David, D.O. , An empirical assessment of REBT models of psychopathology and psychological health in the prediction of anxiety and depression symptoms., Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 2017, p1 - 16 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Martin, G., MacLachlan, M., Labonte, R., Larkan, F., Vallières, F. & Bergin, N. , Globalization & Health: a review and ideas for the development of the field. , BMC Globalization and Health, 12, (6), 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Vallières, F., Cassidy, E.L., McAuliffe, E., Gilmore, B., Bangura, A.S. & Musa, J., Can Sierra Leone maintain the equitable delivery of their Free Health Care Initiative? The case for more contextualised interventions: results of a cross-sectional survey., BMC Health Services Research, 16, (258), 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Vallières, F., Ceannt, R., Hyland, P., Murphy, J., Bramsen, R. & Hansen, M., The need to contextualise psycho-traumatology research, Lancet Global Health, 4, 2016, pe87 - e88 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Hyland, P., Shevlin, M., Hansen, M., Vallières, F., Murphy, J. & Elklit, A. , The temporal relations of PTSD symptoms among treatment-seeking victims of sexual assault: A longitudinal study. , Journal of Loss and Trauma., 21, (6), 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Vallières, F., McAuliffe, E., van Bavel, E., Wall, PJ & Trye, A. , There's no app for that: Assessing the impact of mHealth on the supervision, motivation, engagement and satisfaction of community health workers in Sierra Leone. , Annals of Global Health, 82, (5), 2016, p936 - 949 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Gilmore, B., Adams, B.J., Bartoloni, A., Alhaydar, B., McAuliffe, E., Raven, J., Taegtmeyer, M., & Vallières, F. , Improving the performance of community health workers in humanitarian emergencies: A realist evaluation protocol for the PIECES programme., BMJ Open , 6, (e011753), 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Hyland, P., Fox, R., Treacy, G., Maguire, P., Boduszek, D., & Vallières, F. , The Psychometric Properties of the Attitudes and Belief Scale 2-Abbreviated Version: A Call for the Development a Gold Standard Method of Measuring Rational and Irrational Beliefs. , Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy., 2016, p1 - 14 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Gilmore, B., McAuliffe, E., Larkan, F., Conteh, M., Dunne, N., Gaudrault, M., Mollel, H., Tumwesigye, N.M. & Vallières, F. , How do community health committees contribute to capacity building for maternal and child health in sub-Saharan Africa? A realist evaluation protocol. , BMJ Open , 6, (e011885), 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Implementing mHealth in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: What should program implementers consider? in, mHealth Multidisciplinary Verticals, Springer, 2015, pp257 - 273, [Wall, P.J., Vallières, F., McAuliffe, E., Lewis, D. and Hederman, L.] Book Chapter, 2015

Reaching MDGs 4 and 5: The Application of Organizational Psychology to Maternal and Child Health Programme Sustainability in Sierra Leone in, editor(s)O'Neill Barry, M. McWha, I. Maynard, D. , Humanitarian Work Psychology and the Millennium Development Goals, Psychology Press, 2015, [Vallières, F. & McAuliffe, E.] Book Chapter, 2015

Vallières, F. & McAuliffe, E. , Reaching MDGs 4 & 5: The Application of Organizational Psychology to Maternal and Child Health Programme Sustainability in Sierra Leone., International Conference in Applied Psychology, Paris, France, June 2014, 2014 Oral Presentation, 2014

Gilmore, B., Vallières, F., McAuliffe, E., Tumweisgye, N.M. & Muyambi, G., The last one heard: the importance of an early stage formative evaluation for programme implementation, Implementation Science, 9, (137), 2014 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Vallières, F. & Kimesera, N. , Combating early marriage through sustainable education among the Maasai: A Case Study. , The International Federation of University Women Triennial Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 2013 Oral Presentation, 2013

Vallières, F., McAuliffe, E., Palmer, I., Magbity, E., & Bangura, A., Supporting and strengthening maternal, neonatal, and child health services using mobile phones in Sierra Leone: A research protocol., Harvard Africa Policy Journal, 8, 2013, p46 - 51 Journal Article, 2013

Vallières Frédérique, Hansen Alexandria, McAuliffe Eilish, Cassidy Louise Emma, Owora Paul, Kappler Sam, Gathuru Evelyn, Head of household education level as a factor influencing whether delivery takes place in the presence of a skilled birth attendant in Busia, Uganda: a cross-sectional household study, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 13, (48), 2013, p48- Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

Vallières, F., Cassidy, E.L., McAuliffe, E., Isselmou, S.O., Hamahoullah, M.S. & Lang, J., Where are the gaps in improving maternal and child health in Mauritania? the case for contextualised interventions: a cross sectional study, Pan African Medical Journal , 14, (97), 2013 Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

Vallières, F., McAuliffe, E., Bangura, AS., Trye, A. & Wall, PJ. , The implications of mHealth for human resources for health in Bonthe District, Sierra Leone. , eChallenges International Conference, Malahide, Ireland, 2013 Oral Presentation, 2013

Vallieres, F., Demers, B. & Calvet, L. , Access to medicines: How social innovation is contributing to improvements in global health. , Annual Women's Forum, Deauville, France, 2010 Oral Presentation, 2010

Hyland, P., Murphy, J., Shevlin, M., Carey, S., Vallieres, F., Murphy, D., & Elklit, A. , Correlates of a General Psychopathology Factor within a Clinical Sample of Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors., Journal of Affective Disorders Journal Article,

Supportive supervision for community health workers: a Systems-Thinking Approach. in, editor(s)Larkan, F., Mannan, H. & Vallières, F. , Reading Across Systems Thinking for Global Health: How can systems-thinking contribute to solving key challenges in Global Health?, Oxford, Oxford University Press, [Boostrom, C., Mariam, D.H. & Vallières, F. ] Book Chapter,

Power, J., Gilmore, B., Vallières, F., Toomey, E., Mannan, H. and McAuliffe, E. , Adapting Health Interventions for Local Fit when Scaling-up: A Realist Review Protocol. , BMJ Open Journal Article,

Barwich, K., Vallières, F., O'Mahony, S. and Kirby, M. , Barriers to behaviour maintenance: A mixed-methods study of the Nutrition Impact and Positive Practice (NIPP) programme in Zimbabwe. , Public Health Nutrition. Journal Article,

Perez, S. and Vallières, F. , How Do Religious People Become Atheists? Applying a Grounded Theory Approach to Propose a Model of Deconversion., Psychology of Religion and Spirituality Journal Article,

Walshe, C., Vallières, F., Hyland, P., McCarthy, A., Armour, C. , Breaking the Silence: Gender Specific Barriers and Facilitators to Accessing Rape and Sexual Assault Services. , 15th European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Conference, Odense, Denmark, June 2017 Poster,

Systems-Thinking for Global Mental Health in Humanitarian Emergencies. in, editor(s)Larkan, F., Mannan, H. & Vallières, F. , Reading Across Systems Thinking for Global Health: How can systems-thinking contribute to solving key challenges in Global Health?, Oxford, Oxford University Press, [Vallières, F., Weissbecker, I., ElShazly, M., Ceannt, R., Hyland, P. and Daher, R.A. ] Book Chapter,

Larkan, F., Mannan, H. & Vallières, F. , Reading Across Systems Thinking for Global Health: How can systems-thinking contribute to solving key challenges in Global Health?, Oxford, Oxford University Press Book,

Haahr-Pedersen, I., Bramsen, R.H., Hansen, M., Spitz, P., Hyland, P., and Vallières, F., A Backpack of Burdens - Investigating Polyvictimization in a multidisciplinary Child Protection Context., 15th ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect, The Hague, The Netherlands, October 2017 Poster,

Hyland, P., Ceannt, R., Daccache, F., Abou Daher, R., Sleiman, J., Gilmore, B., Shevlin, M., Murphy, J. and Vallières, F. , Are Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex- PTSD Distinguishable within a treatment seeking sample of Syrian Refugees Living in Lebanon?, Global Mental Health Journal Article, URL

An Introduction to Systems Thinking in, editor(s)Larkan, F., Mannan, H. & Vallières, F. , Reading Across Systems Thinking for Global Health: How can systems-thinking contribute to solving key challenges in Global Health? , Oxford, Oxford University Press, [McGlacken-Byrne, D., Vallières, F. & Larkan, F. ] Book Chapter,

Vallières, F., Ceannt, R., Daccache, F., Daher, R., Sleiman, J., Gilmore, B., Byrne, S., Shevlin, M., Murphy, J., and Hyland, P. , An Evaluation of the Validity and Acceptability of ICD-11 PTSD and CPTSD among Syrian Refugees in Lebanon. , Acta Scandinavica Psychiatrica Journal Article,

Vallières, F., Hyland, P., McAuliffe, E., Mahmud, I., Tulloch, O., Walker, P. & Taegtmeyer, M. , The development of a new tool for measuring approaches to supervision from the perspective of community health workers: A prospective, validation, longitudinal study in seven countries. , BMC Human Resources for Health Journal Article,

Njoroge Karuga, R., Mireku, M., Muturi, K., McCollum, R., Vallières, F., Kumar, M., Taegtmeyer, M. and Otiso, L. , Supportive supervision of close-to-community providers of health care in Kenya: findings from a context analysis and quality improvement intervention in two counties. , PLOS ONE Journal Article,

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Aldamman, K., Bramsen, R. H., Hansen, M., Wiedemann, N., Munk, M., and Vallières, F. , Managerial Practices to Ensure the Wellbeing of Humanitarian Volunteers. , International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent (IFRCRC) Research Network on Mental Health Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Annual Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 22-23, 2017 Oral Presentation,

Perera, C., Scott, T., Wiedemann, N., Vallières, F., Scalable psychological interventions for reducing psychological distress in migrants, refugees and asylum seekers: a systematic literature review. , International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent (IFRCRC) Research Network on Mental Health Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Annual Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 22-23, 2017 Oral Presentation,

Haahr-Pedersen, I., Bramsen, R.H., Hansen, M., Spitz, P., Hyland, P., and Vallières, F., Multiple Adversities: Investigation of Polyvictimization in Child Abuse Cases. , 8th Hindsgavl Conference of The Research Network against Child Abuse, Middelfart, Denmark, September 2017 Poster,

Vallières, F., Ceannt, R., Daccache, F., Daher, R., Sleiman, J., Gilmore, B., Byrne, S., Shevlin, M., Murphy, J., and Hyland, P. , Validation and clinical utility of Complex PTSD diagnosis for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent (IFRCRC) Research Network on Mental Health Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Annual Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 22-23, 2017 Oral Presentation,

Vallières, F., Hyland, P., McAuliffe, E., Mahmud, I., Tulloch, O., Walker, P. & Taegtmeyer, M. , Validation of the Perceived Supervision Scale to measure supervision of community health workers, International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent (IFRCRC) Research Network on Mental Health Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Annual Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 22-23, 2017 Oral Presentation,

Research Expertise

Description

Organisational Psychology | Health Management | Health System Strengthening | Task Shifting for Global Health (Community Health Workers) | Global Mental Health (Psychological Impact of Trauma) | Scale Development and Validation

Projects

  • Title
    • CONTEXT - The Collaborative Network for Training and Excellence in Psychotraumatology
  • Summary
    • CONTEXT aims to conduct high quality, innovative research, build capacity and expertise, and foster innovative practice in the area of global psychotraumatology. CONTEXT is an international, interdisciplinary collaboration between nine European partner organisations spanning the academic, non-governmental, voluntary, and public sectors. CONTEXT has three interconnected research programmes, each concerning a priority population in Europe: (1) EU-based asylum seekers and refugees; (2) Emergency-service personnel and humanitarian first-responders; and; (3) Survivors and perpetrators of childhood- and gender-based violence. Twelve CONTEXT fellows will receive a unique PhD training experience, working across populations not accessible in any other doctoral training programme. Each research project has been designed to address current and emergent skill and professional deficiencies, essential for curbing the adverse social consequences of trauma-related psychological distress. Fellows will graduate with an advanced knowledge of how to translate psychotraumatology research into practice, thereby contributing to mitigating the impact of psychotrauma in the EU. www.psychotraumanetwork.com
  • Funding Agency
    • European Commission
  • Date From
    • 01-Sept-2016
  • Date To
    • 01-Aug-2020
  • Title
    • Perform2Scale
  • Summary
    • Perform2Scale uses a problem-based management strengthening intervention to improve health workforce performance and health service delivery in three African countries: Malawi, Uganda, and Ghana. The goal of Perform2Scale is to develop and evaluate a sustainable approach to scaling up a district level management intervention in different and changing contexts.
  • Funding Agency
    • European Commission
  • Date From
    • 01-Jan-2017
  • Date To
    • 31-Dec-2022
  • Title
    • How Community Conversations influence behavior change communication for health: A realist evaluation in Marsabit, Kenya.
  • Summary
    • This is a 36-month Irish Research Council Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) COFUND Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme entitled CAROLINE - 'Collaborative Research Fellowships for a Responsive and Innovative Europe'. As part of CAROLINE, fellows will focus research on aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and have inter-sectoral, international collaboration. This project will use realist evaluation methodology to understand how an NGO implemented intervention aimed at community systems strengthening and behaviour change works, for whom, and why, within Marsabit County, Kenya.
  • Funding Agency
    • Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Actions & Irish Research Council
  • Date From
    • September 2017
  • Date To
    • August 2020
  • Title
    • Improving the Psychological Treatment of Refugees and Asylum Seekers who have experienced torture and other forms of extreme trauma.
  • Funding Agency
    • TCD
  • Date From
    • September 2018
  • Date To
    • August 2021
  • Title
    • Strengthening Post-graduate Health Education and Research in Sudan
  • Summary
    • A partnership between the Centre for Global Health and the Sudanese Medical Specialization Board, this generous partnership grant has the following objectives: (1) To improve the quality and accreditation standards and processes of postgraduate education and training programmes; (2) To support the development of competency-based curricula and training programmes; and (3) to facilitate the exchange of academic and scholarly material in the field of global health sciences.
  • Funding Agency
    • ESTHER Ireland
  • Date From
    • January 2018
  • Date To
    • December 2018
  • Title
    • SMSB-CGH Partnership
  • Summary
    • The SMSB-CGH Partnership aims to develop the partnership between the Centre for Global Health and the Sudanese Medical Specialisation Board. The SMSB is the sole professional training body in the Republic of Sudan, with a mandate to manage and deliver medical and health specialty programmes throughout the country. CGH and SMSB will work together to achieve the following partnership objectives: (1) To improve the quality and accreditation standards and processes of postgraduate education and training programmes; (2) To support the development of competency-based curricula and training programmes; and (3) to facilitate the exchange of academic and scholarly material in the field of global health sciences.
  • Funding Agency
    • ESTHER Ireland
  • Date From
    • 01-Jan-2017
  • Date To
    • 31-Dec-2016
  • Title
    • Coordinator Support Grant
  • Summary
    • To support the coordination of an application for Horizon 2020 funding.
  • Funding Agency
    • Enterprise Ireland
  • Date From
    • 2015
  • Title
    • Validating the ICD-11 Trauma Questionnaire for use with Syrian Refugees
  • Summary
    • The aim of this project is to validate the ICD-11 Trauma Questionnaire for use with Syrian Refugees currently living in the Lebanon. We also seek to assess the acceptability of the scale, from the perspective of NGO-based psychotherapists.
  • Funding Agency
    • Trinity College Dublin
  • Date From
    • 01-Jul-2015
  • Date To
    • 31-May-2017

Keywords

Global Health; IMPLEMENTATION RESEARCH; Organizational Behavior and Psychology; POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS; PSYCHOLOGY; Social Psychology

Recognition

Representations

Deputy Editor, BMC Globalization and Health (Impact Factor: 2.540) 2014-Present

Awards and Honours

Young Woman of Merit, YWCA Montréal 2013

Appreciation Award, Sudan Medical Specialization Board 2017

Châtelaine, Finalist, Young Woman of the Year Award 2011

Kevany Award 2010

Memberships

Member, Red Cross Red Crescent Research Network on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support 2017 – Present

Member, European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) 2017 – Present

Member, Mental Health Innovations Network 2016 – Present

Member, Canadian Society for International Health 2016 – Present

Member, Health Systems Global 2016 – Present