Senior Research Fellow
Dr Fiona McEwen is a Senior Research Fellow at ICSR and Survey and Interventions Director for the XCEPT project. She is also affiliated with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, and is a visiting researcher at Queen Mary University of London.
Dr McEwen’s background is in developmental psychology, mental health, and neuroscience. Her research focuses on mental health in war-affected and displaced populations, including longitudinal research with Syrian refugee children in Lebanon, evaluation of psychological interventions, and how culture and the context of displacement impact assessment, treatment, and prognosis of mental health problems. She has also carried out research on neurodevelopmental conditions, including evaluating screening and diagnostic tools for autism and associated mental health conditions. Dr McEwen is a member of the INEE Measurement Library Reference Group, which aims to improve the measurement of educational, health, protection, and well-being outcomes in children and young people in emergency contexts.