Dr Fiona Charlson is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow specialised in Global Mental Health. She holds an affiliate position with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington for her ongoing work on the Global Burden of Disease Studies. Dr Charlson's PhD focused on the epidemiology and burden of mental disorders in conflict-affected populations and she now consults internationally on this topic. She received her undergraduate degree in pharmacy at the University of Queensland and has completed a Masters in International Public Health. Dr Charlson has over 20 years of experience in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Geneva, Africa, South East Asia and the Islands of the South Pacific and maintains several international research partnerships addressing mental health in developing countries.