Senior Lecturer

Division: Institute for Global Health and Development

Tel: 0131 474 0000

Dr Carola Eyber (BA, Higher Dipl Educ, MSc, PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute for Global Health and Development. She is also a member of the Institute for Global Health and Development Research Centre.

  • Overview
  • Research Interests
  • Research Publications
  • Funded Projects
  • Teaching & Learning

Carola is an experienced researcher on child protection issues, mental health and psychosocial wellbeing in low and middle income countries with over 25 years of work experience. She has particular experience of working in fragile states and conflict-affected contexts and has conducted numerous research, evaluation and teaching assignments in such contexts.

Carola has a strong interest in resilience and local strategies for dealing with adversities and has worked with community-based organisations seeking to promote such approaches to social development issues. She teaches modules on research methodologies, project design and management and global mental health.

Research/Knowledge Exchange Centre Membership:

Carola is engaged in research on child protection issues and engagement with faith based communities on strengthening child protection systems in local settings. Recent work in Malawi and Senegal was focused on identifying approaches to strengthening existing child protection issues through engagement with faith leaders.

Research Interests

  • Child protection issues within low-income settings
  • Psychosocial wellbeing and mental health programming in a global context
  • Evaluation methodologies for development programmes focused on psychosocial issues and child protection
  • The role of religion and spiritual resources in social development contexts


Please see my research publications in eResearch – Queen Margaret University’s repository

Research Grants & Contracts Funding:

  • Channels of Hope for Child Protection - baseline assessment (Senegal)

Carola has been supporting the evaluation of strengthening community-based World Vision programmes seeking to mobilize local faith communities in promoting child protection. After pilot work in Malawi, impact research studies have started in West Africa (Senegal) and are currently planned for Central Asia and Latin America


  • Innovative e-learning & teaching through strategic partnerships in Global Health Education (Erasmus)                                                                                                                                                              

Carola is the lead on this innovative course development project. Working with The University of Bergen, Norway and KIT in The Netherlands, IGHD is developing a unique MSc Global Health programme, where students only have to be on site for 3 months rather than a full year, with the rest of the course delivered online. This is a unique opportunity for students to gain a Masters degree by studying with three leading European Universities in the field of global health in an initiative that, as well as providing a firm grounding in theory and policy, will enhance employability by equipping participants with key skills for implementing global health programmes.                                                              

Carola is IGHD's TropEd representative, the Network for Education in International Health, which provides postgraduate education and training to contribute to sustainable development.

Carola teaches modules on research methodologies, project design and management and global mental health. She also coordinates the MSc dissertation module.