Deborah Oyine Aluh
ORCID@0000-0001-6939-5547

Welcome to the online home of Deborah Oyine Aluh, a fresh and innovative voice in Global Mental Health. With a recently completed doctoral degree from the Lisbon Institute of Global Mental Health, Deborah has extensively researched the use of coercion in mental health care. Her investigation of the contextual factors that influence this controversial practice spans two continents, offering comparative insights from Nigeria and Portugal—representatives of the Global South and North, respectively. This research was facilitated by the prestigious La Caixa Foundation PhD fellowship. A peer-reviewed article resulting from her PhD research was selected for the Portuguese National Prize, Premio Joao Monjardino 2023.

Beyond her academic pursuits, Deborah is dedicated to applying her research findings in practical, meaningful ways. She has provided training to mental health professionals across Nigeria and Portugal, sharing strategies on ways to reduce coercive practices in mental health services. Her ability to distill complex concepts into accessible knowledge has been recognized through her success as a three-minute thesis competition winner. Moreover, Deborah’s eloquence as a communicator is evidenced by her role as a TEDx speaker, where she adeptly bridges the gap between academia and the public.

With research experience in African and European contexts, Deborah Oyine Aluh is poised to make profound impacts on the landscape of Global Mental Health, championing ethical practices and nurturing a global dialogue on the humane treatment of people with mental health conditions.

Upcoming events

Holmen conference, Oslo, Norway

Holmen conference, May 23rd & 24th, 2024, Oslo, Norway. Invited Speaker: Global Perspectives of Coercion in Mental Health Care: Insights from Nigeria.   WANT TO HEAR MORE FROM ME? Get

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