Vikram Patel

Vikram Patel
  • Founder and Member of the Managing Committee
    Sangath

Joint Director, Centre for Global Mental Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK; Honorary Director, Centre of Excellence for Mental Health, Public Health Foundation of India. Member: Managing Committee, Sangath; WHO Expert Advisory Group for Mental Health; WHO mhGAP Guidelines Development Group; Mental Health Policy Group, Government of India. Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, South London & Maudsley NHS Trust, UK. Author of books, including: Where There Is No Psychiatrist (2003). Editor: Lancet series on Global Mental Health (2007 and 2011); Lancet series on universal healthcare in India (2011); PLoS Medicine series on packages of care for mental disorders (2009) and global mental health practice (2012). Recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including: Rhodes Scholarship; MacArthur Foundation; Wellcome Trust; Fellow, Academy of Medical Sciences (UK). Primary interest in research and capacity development on improving access to evidence-based interventions for mental disorders and reducing the treatment gap globally.