South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Professor of Community Psychiatry
King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry
Director King’s Improvement Science
King’s Health Partners
Graham Thornicroft is Professor of Community Psychiatry at the Insti- tute of Psychiatry, King’s College London (KCL) and is a member of the Health Service and Population Research Department at KCL, and the Centre for Global Mental Health, a joint center between King’s Health Partners and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He also works as a Consultant Psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust in a local community mental health team in Lambeth. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and is a National Institute of Health Research Senior Investigator.
Graham took his undergraduate degree at Cambridge in Social and Political Science, trained in Psychiatry at the Maudsley and Johns Hopkins Hospitals and gained an MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Graham has made significant contributions to the development of mental health policy in the UK including Chairing the External Refer- ence Group for the National Service Framework for Mental Health, the national mental health plan for England for 1999-2009.
He is also active in global mental health, for example, he chaired
the World Health Organization Guideline Development Group for the Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) Intervention Guide, a practical support for primary care staff to treat people with mental, neurological and substance use disorders in low and lower middle incomes. He currently leads the EU funded 5 year EMERALD research programme on mental health system strengthening in Ethiopia, In- dia, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda, and co-ordinate the INDIGO network of colleagues undertaking research on stigma and discrimination in 41 countries worldwide.
His areas of research expertise include: stigma and discrimination, mental health needs assessment, cost-effectiveness evaluations of mental health treatments, implementation science and global mental health. Graham has authored or edited 29 books and 365 peer-re- viewed papers in PubMed.