Julian, a British psychiatrist, is Assistant Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Senior Mental Health Advisor for CBM International. His work involves engaging with Governments and other service providers to strengthen mental health systems, and as well as broader civil society and service user organisations to promote participation in processes of policy and legislation development.
Julian is currently leading on a research project integrating mental health into primary health care in Nigeria and has published on issues relating to mental health in low-income countries, and human rights. He is a member of the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and is the strategic lead for the Mental Health Innovations Network, the leading platform for knowledge exchange and networking on global mental health.
Julian recently returned from 13 years in West Africa, initially in Nigeria, and more recently in Togo, from where he worked in countries across the continent.
Affiliation: London School of Tropical Medicine
Research interests: Psychosocial care, Faith-based perspectives, mental health in developing countries