Chesmal Siriwardhana

Job role: 
Associate Professor
Member type: 
Educator / Academic
Researcher
Brief Biography: 

Chesmal Siriwardhana is Associate Professor in Global Mental Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He is a medical doctor by training and completed his PhD in Psychiatric Epidemiology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London. Previously, he was a Senior Lecturer in Public Health at the Anglia Ruskin University, UK, where he founded the Global Public Health, Migration & Ethics Research Group (www.globalhme.org). Chesmal has research interests in the areas of global mental health, migration health, psychiatric epidemiology, enhancing primary care, resilience research and humanitarian research ethics. He has conducted mental health research in low- and middle-income countries including Sri Lanka and currently leads international collaborative research projects across countries in South Asia, South East Asia, Africa, Middle East and Eastern Europe. Chesmal teaches public health, global mental health, research ethics and migration at LSHTM and King’s College London among others. He has published extensively in a range of subjects and is also a trained science communicator/journalist. 

Regions of interest: 
Africa
Middle East
Asia
Europe
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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COM-GAP-S: Integrating mental health into primary care for post-conflict populations in Northern Sri Lanka

Integration of mental health services into primary care for conflict-affected populations using mhGAP 2.0.
Region: 
Asia
Population: 
Adults
Older adults
Minority populations
Humanitarian and conflict health
Disability
Disorder: 
Psychosis/bipolar disorder
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Alcohol/drug use disorders
Self-harm/suicide
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Dr Chesmal Siriwardhana - Commemorative podcast

This is a podcast to commemorate and honour the life and work of Dr Chesmal Siriwardhana who was an Associate Professor in Global Mental Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Advocacy
Task sharing
Detection and diagnosis
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
Disorder: 
All disorders
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#WHD2017 Depression: Let's Talk Podcast

A special-edition MHIN podcast in celebration of World Health Day 2017, featuring key speakers from the Centre for Global Mental Health discussing this year's theme of depression.
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Advocacy
Task sharing
Technology
Prevention and promotion
Detection and diagnosis
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
Disorder: 
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Self-harm/suicide