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Academic Publications 


Gurung, D., Kohrt, B. A., Wahid, S. S., Bhattarai, K., Acharya, B., Askri, F., Ayele, B., Bakolis, I., Cherian, A., Daniel, M., Gautam, K., Girma, E., Gronholm, P. C., Hanlon, C., Kallakuri, S., Ketema, B., Lempp, H., Li, J., Loganathan, S., . . . Thornicroft, G. (2023). Adapting and piloting a social contact-based intervention to reduce mental health stigma among primary care providers: Protocol for a multi-site feasibility study. SSM - Mental Health, 4, 100253.

Rose-Clarke K. Gender (in)equity in global mental health research: A call to action. Transcultural Psychiatry. 2023;60(3):400-411. doi:10.1177/13634615231180376

Tsigebrhan, R., Derese, A., Kariuki, S.M. et al. Co-morbid mental health conditions in people with epilepsy and association with quality of life in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Health Qual Life Outcomes 21, 5 (2023).

Washington-Nortey, M., Anum, A., Serpell, Z. et al. Expectations for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders or Intellectual Disabilities in Ghana: A Comparison Between Service Providers and Parents. J Autism Dev Disord (2023).

Zerihun, T., Kinfe, M., Koly, K. N., Abdurahman, R., Girma, F., Hanlon, C., de Vries, P. J., & Hoekstra, R. A. (2023). Non-specialist delivery of the WHO Caregiver Skills Training Programme for children with developmental disabilities: Stakeholder perspectives about acceptability and feasibility in rural Ethiopia. Autism, 0(0).


Abubakar, A., Gona, J. K., Kipkemoi, P., Rimba, K., Amukambwa, D. & Newton, C. R. (2022). Perspectives of key stakeholders on educational experiences of children with autism spectrum disorders at the Kenyan Coast. African Journal of Disability (Online), 11, 1-6. 

Genovesi, E., Jakobsson, C., Nugent, L., Hanlon, C. & Hoekstra, R. (2022). Stakeholder Experiences, Attitudes and Perspectives on Inclusive Education for Children with Developmental Disabilities in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies.  Autism.

Szlamka, Z., Tekola, B., Hoekstra, R. & Hanlon, C. (Accepted/In press) The role of advocacy and empowerment in shaping service development for families raising children with developmental disabilities. Health Expectations.

Tekola, B., Kinfe, M., Girma, F., Hanlon, C. & Hoekstra, R. (Accepted/In press). The experiences of parents raising children with developmental disabilities in Ethiopia. Autism.

Alexandre, S., Xu, Y., Washington-Nortey, M. & Chen, C. (Accepted/In press). Informal STEM Learning for Young Children: A Systematic Literature Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Hoekstra, R. (Accepted/In press). Serving the underserved: How can we reach autism families who systemically miss out on support? Autism.

Hanlon, C., Medhin, G., Dewey, M., Prince, M., Assefa, E., Shibre, T., Ejigu, D., Negussie, H., Timothewos, S., Schneider, M., Thornicroft, G., Wissow, L., Susser, E., Lund, C., Fekadu, A. & Alem, A. (Accepted/In press). Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of task-shared care for people with severe mental disorders in Ethiopia (TaSCS): a single-blind, randomised, controlled, phase 3 non-inferiority trial. The Lancet Psychiatry.

Fekadu, A., Demissie, M., Birhane, R., Medhin, G., Bitew, T., Hailemariam, M., Minaye, A., Habtamu, K., Milkias, B., Petersen, I., Patel, V., Cleare, A., Mayston, R., Thornicroft, G., Alem, A., Hanlon, C. & Prince, M. (Accepted/In press). Under detection of depression in primary care settings in low and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Systematic Reviews.

Seward, N., Hanlon, C., Hinrichs-Kraples, S., Lund, C., Murdoch, J., Salisbury, T., Verhey, R., Shidhaye, R., Thornicroft, G., Araya, R. & Sevdalis, N. (Accepted/In press). A guide to systems-level, participatory, theory-informed implementation research in global health. BMJ Global Health.

Mushi, D., Francis, J., Moshiro, C., Hanlon, C. & Teferra, S. (Accepted/In press). Integration of Alcohol Use Disorder Interventions in General Health Care Settings in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Scoping Review. Frontiers in Psychiatry. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.822791

Dunn, J., Medhin, G., Dewey, M., Alem, A., Worku, B., Paksarian, D., Newton, C., Tomlinson, M., Prince, M. & Hanlon, C. (Accepted/In press). Common perinatal mental disorders and post-infancy child development in rural Ethiopia: a population-based cohort study. Tropical Medicine and International Health.

Szalmka, Z., Hanlon, C., Tekola, B., Pacione, L., Salamone, E., Servili, C., Hoekstra, R. (Accepted/In press). Exploring contextual adaptations in caregiver interventions for families raising children with developmental disabilities. PLoS One.  


Tekola, B., Girma, F., Kinfe, M., Abdurahman, R., Tesfaye, M., Yenus, Z., WHO CST Team, Salomone, E., Pacione, L., Fekadu, A., Servili, C., Hanlon, C. & Hoekstra, R. A. (2019). Adapting and pre-testing the World Health Organization's Caregiver Skills Training programme for autism and other developmental disorders in a very low-resource setting: Findings from EthiopiaIn: Autism. 24, 1, p. 51-63 , 1362361319848532.

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