Welcome to the personal
psychiatrist, academic and writer
was a consultant
over twenty years until
the mid-1990s (took early retirement)
and member of the
Health Act Commission - a government inspectorate with some teeth at
the time, chairing its National Standing Committee on Race
and Culture. Since then, I have been an academic, a lecturer, a writer and an
mental health practice and service provision. Here
is a list of my appointments (click
I have striven to highlight racism in clinical practice and research;
and in 2017 brought together in a book (Institutional Racim in
Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology) personal stories set against a
background of political events in order to explore / explain 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.
For a bit more about me click here
I am now mainly a writer and lecturer (click here for publications), but have been 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)
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 NEW Book 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
NEW BOOK s