Graham Thornicroft

Job role: 
Professor of Community Psychiatry
Member type: 
Educator / Academic
Brief Biography: 

Graham Thornicroft is Professor of Community Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London (KCL) and is a member of the Health Service and Population Research Department at KCL. Since 2010, he has been Director of King’s Improvement Science at King’s Health Partners and he now serves at the Chairman of Maudsley International.

Graham has made significant contributions to the development of mental health policy in the UK including Chairing the External Reference Group which lead 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 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.

His areas of research expertise include: stigma and discrimination, mental health needs assessment, the development and use of outcome scales, cost-effectiveness evaluations of mental health treatments, and global mental health. Graham has authored or edited 29 books and over 333 peer-reviewed papers in Pubmed.

Regions of interest: 
Africa
Middle East
North America
Central America and the Caribbean
South America
Asia
Europe
Oceania
Disorders of interest: 
All disorders
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

My contributions

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Systematic review of pathways to mental health care in Brazil

This review synthesizes qualitative and quantitative research about pathways to mental health care in Brazil.
Page type: 
Research summaries and systematic reviews
Approach: 
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
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mhGAP Intervention Guide: A systematic review of evidence from LMICs

A review to identify evidence to date for mhGAP-IG implementation in low- and middle-income countries.
Page type: 
Research summaries and systematic reviews
Approach: 
Task sharing
Detection and diagnosis
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
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A blind spot on the global mental health map: A scoping review in Central and Eastern Europe

This paper argues that to date the Global Mental Health community has overlooked an important region of the global North, however, where attention is urgently needed.
Page type: 
Research summaries and systematic reviews
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
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Building the capacity of policy-makers and planners to strengthen mental health systems in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review

A review of the literature to identify and synthesize the evidence base for building the capacity of policy-makers and planners to strengthen mental health systems in LMICs.
Page type: 
Research summaries and systematic reviews
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
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Interventions at the population- and community-levels for mental, neurological and substance use disorders in LMICs

This article and accompanying policy brief identify “best practice” and “good practice” interventions that can feasibly be delivered in low- and middle-income countries, to aid the identification of resource efficiencies and allocation in LMICs.
Page type: 
Research summaries and systematic reviews
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Prevention and promotion
Detection and diagnosis
Training, education and capacity building
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Service user and caregiver involvement in mental health system strengthening in LMICs

Recommendations for service user and caregiver involvement in mental health system strengthening derived from a systematic review of the literature
Page type: 
Research summaries and systematic reviews
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Seminar/Webinar: Global Mental Health and the Research - Policy Interface

Global Mental Health seminar on 14th May at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
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Ask the Experts: The Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals

2015 will see the end of the Millennium Development Goals and the launch of a new global development agenda, called the Sustainable Development Goals.. Throughout the month of November, Nicole Votruba and Graham Thornicroft, two of the main advocates for the #FundaMentalSDG campaign, will be answering your questions on this Ask an Expert page on what the Sustainable Development Goals are, why mental health should be a priority now and what you can do to help the campaign.

Sign up as a MHIN member to post your questions, thoughts and suggestions in the comments below, or tweet your them to @MHInnovation using #FundaMentalSDG or #post2015

Date: 
November 2014