Rachel Calam


The University of Manchester


Rachel Calam is Professor Emerita, Division of Psychology and Mental Health, The University of Manchester. Her research focuses on prevention approaches to protecting the mental health of children, young people and families. She has a particular interest in developing and evaluating parenting and family skills resources for low and middle income countries and very low resource contexts. She acts as a consultant and technical expert with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime prevention group on parenting and family skills in different contexts, and has collaborated on new programmes which are now in use in many countries worldwide. She has worked most recently on parenting and intervention needs of children, young people and families living through war, displacement and resettlement, using novel, low cost ways of sharing information. She has worked with groups internationally on combining caregiver and family skills with trauma recovery approaches for children and young people across these settings. 

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