Welcome to the personal
former psychiatrist, academic and writer
was a consultant
over twenty years until
the mid-1990s (took early retirement) and for many years chaired the National Standing Committee on Race
and Culture at the Mental Health Act Commission. My work now involves teaching, lecturing, writing and advising on
mental health practice and service provision; and still trying hard to devise practical
ways of dismantling racism in the MH system. For list of appointments (click
My most recent single-author book (2017), Institutional Racim in
Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology
--- back-stories of real events set against historical / political
background ---explores & explains what
'institutional racism' in the mental health system really means, and
how it impacts on experience of black and other racialised people
caught up in the system. It indicates best the struggle aganst racism that is still my
passion and interest. If you want to read /own this book (or any other) but find
it too expesive to buy, email me with a request -- I can help!
I am now mainly a writer and lecturer (click here for publications), but was fairly recently involved in capacity building work in Sri Lanka (click here for more..) and in researching issues around mental health provision in the Global South- click here for a paper written in 2005 and here for another (2009)
I welcome comment on my work (via 'contact us') but please do NOT request clinical consulations or medico-legal reports as I do not undertake such work any more.
Master Classes in Mental Health, -
imperialism associated with finding markets for
Big pharma. CLICK HERE to see article in Openmind.
Global Mental Health' Movement can be construed as a form of
Who am I ?
I used to be a consultant psychiatrist in the NHS and then at the European Centre for Migration & Social Care (MASC) at University of Kent. Now, my main (honorary) attachment is: Emeritus Professor in Social Sciences at London Metropolitan University. More...
A book that addresses 'global mental health is:
Mental health, worldwide; culture, globalization and development
My first book (1988) now considered a seminal publication has been re-issued as a classic Click here
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