Lynne Jones, OBE, FRCPsych, PhD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, writer, researcher, and relief worker. Jones has been engaged in assessing mental health needs and establishing and running mental health services in disaster, conflict, and post-conflict settings since 1990 around the world. Outside the Asylum: A Memoir of War, Disaster and Humanitarian Psychiatry, her latest book, published by Wiedenfeld and Nicolson (US publication June 2018), explores her experience as a practicing psychiatrist in war and disaster zones for 25 years, along with the changing world of international relief. With her colleague in international development, Luke Pye, Jones has co-created Migrant Child Storytelling, a website where migrant children can tell their stories through their own drawings, videos, and writing.
Until August 2011, Jones was the senior technical advisor in mental health for International Medical Corps. She is a course director for the program on Mental Health in Complex Emergencies at the International Institute for Humanitarian Affairs, Fordham University, and consults to the World Health Organization. She was a member of ICD 11 stress disorders working group, and is a technical consultant in the development of the mhGAP curriculums by WHO and UNHCR. In October 2013 the new edition of her book, Then They Started Shooting: Children of the Bosnian War and the Adults They Become, was published by Bellevue Literary Press. She has a PhD in social psychology and political science; she has also been a Radcliffe Fellow. In 2001, she was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for her mental health work in conflict-affected areas of Central Europe. She is an honorary consultant at the Maudsley hospital, London, and Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation trust; and is a visiting scientist at the François-Xavier Bagnoud Centre for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University. She is currently living and working in Belize.
Recent Posts by Lynne Jones
Interviewing Children: Multi-disciplinary ApproachesJuly 28, 2018 by John Woodrow Cox, Lynne Jones
Full video from "Interviewing Children: Multi-disciplinary Approaches; Diverse Contexts"; June 30, 2018.
What’s the Best Way to Deliver Humanitarian Aid?July 28, 2018 by Lynne Jones
Full video from "Them and Us: What’s the best way to deliver humanitarian aid?"; June 29, 2018.
Violence, Conflict and the Impact on Children: Protecting the Mental Health of the World’s Most Vulnerable PopulationsMarch 27, 2017 by James F. Leckman, Lynne Jones, Michael Wessells
Full video and powerpoint presentations; "Violence, Conflict and the Impact on Children: Protecting the Mental Health of the World’s Most Vulnerable Populations"; March 11, 2017.
Five Suggested Readings from Lynne JonesMarch 27, 2017 by Lynne Jones
Recent articles by Michael Wessells, a child psychiatrist, writer, researcher and relief worker, and a speaker at the Dart Center's Global Reporting Institute on Early Childhood Experience & the Developing Brain; March 9-12, 2017.
- View All Posts By Lynne Jones