Welcome to the personal
psychiatrist, academic and writer
I was a consultant psychiatrist in the British National Health Service for over twenty years until the mid-1990s (took early retirement). Since then, I have been an academic, a lecturer, a writer and an advisor on mental health practice and service provision. I was a member of the Mental Health Act Commission - a government inspectorate with some teeeth at the time - until 1995 where I chaired its National Standing Committee on Race and Culture. I am involved in voluntary organisations (NGOs) providing mental health services for people from minority ethnic ('racialised') groups in the UK and also for people in Sri Lanka. Here is a list of my appointments (click to see).
My main occupation now is writing, lecturing, teaching in UK and Canada (click here for publications). I have been involved in capacity building work in Sri Lanka (click here for more..) and in researching issues around mental health provision in Middle- & Low-income countries - click here for a paper written in 2005 and here for another (2009)
I welcome comment on materials (via 'contact us') but please do NOT contact me requesting clinical consulations as I do not undertake such work any more.
Master Classes in Mental Health-flyer
Global Mental Health' Movement is very contraversial. if canbe construed as a form ofimperialism associated with finding markets for Big pharma. CLICK HERE to see article in Openmind.
Who am I ?
I used to be at the European Centre for Migration & Social Care (MASC) at University of Kent. Now, my main (honorary) attachment is: Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities at London Metropolitan University. More...
My main book is Mental Health Race and Culture now in it's third (entirely revised) 2010 edition ...more
Research/Capacity Building in Sri Lanka
I am consultant to a program in Sri Lanka click here to see more......
Mental Health in a Multi-ethnic Society: A Multi-disciplinary Handbook (2009) (click to see)