Violence and Injury Prevention

Christopher Mikton, PhD

Technical Officer

Phone: +41 22 791 3326
Fax: +41 22 791 4489


  • Global status report on violence prevention
  • National programmes to prevent child maltreatment
  • Secretariat for the Violence Prevention Alliance

Christopher Mikton is a dual Swiss and American national. He was educated at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom (PhD and MPhil in Criminology, specializing in forensic psychiatry) and McGill University in Montreal, Canada (BA). Before joining the Prevention of Violence Team in WHO's Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability (VIP), Dr Mikton worked as a clinical scientist for the United Kingdom's Ministry of Justice and Department of Health's Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder Programme. In the past, he has also worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Dr Mikton joined VIP in 2008. His work currently focuses on preparing the Global status report on violence prevention; developing evidence-based technical guidelines for the prevention of different forms of interpersonal violence; supporting the prevention of interpersonal violence in developing countries, with a particular focus on child maltreatment prevention; serving as the Secretariat of the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA), including leading several of the VPA project groups; and contributing to capacity development for violence prevention.