Mental Health & Justice congratulates King’s College London student Meryem Cicek for her success winning the Prize for the Best Overall Submission for the King’s Experience Research Award!

Meryem Cicek receiving prize

Meryem provided research assistance for the project “Support and Independence within the Community” led by Hanna Kienzler. During the time of her fellowship, Meryem worked in partnership with the team at Birzeit University, Palestine and created a dynamic directory that maps available ‘Mental Health and Psychosocial Support’ (MHPSS) service providers available in the West Bank.

Upon collaborating with Hanna Kienzler and her research team, she also designed a comprehensive survey tool for assisting data collection through telephone interviews with participants. Additionally, she presented an effective project management tool to the research team, for which she produced a user guide and supported fellow colleagues with adapting the tool for optimal use.

Furthermore, Meryem attended research team meetings with colleagues from both our project and from the larger research initiative, which provided valuable insight into the workings of an interdisciplinary project. The King’s Experience Research Award was awarded to Meryem based on an outstanding reflective essay about her work with our team.

You can read Meryem’s reflective here: