Crick Lund

Job role: 
Director: Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health
Member type: 
Researcher
Brief Biography: 

Crick Lund, BA (Hons), MA, MSocSci (Clinical Psychology), PhD, is Professor and Director of the Alan J. Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town. He is currently CEO of the PRogramme for Improving Mental health carE (PRIME), a DFID funded research consortium focusing on the integration of mental health into primary care in low resource settings in Ethiopia, India, Nepal, South Africa and Uganda, and Principal Investigator of the AFrica Focus on Intervention Research for Mental health (AFFIRM) U19 NIMH Collaborative Hub. He trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Cape Town and was subsequently involved in developing post-apartheid norms for mental health services for the national Department of Health. He has also worked for the World Health Organisation (WHO), on the development of the WHO Mental Health Policy and Service Guidance Package, and consulted to Lesotho, Namibia, Indonesia, South Africa and Zimbabwe on mental health policy and planning.  His research interests lie in mental health policy, service planning and the relationship between poverty and mental health in low and middle-income countries.

Regions of interest: 
Africa
Asia
Country: 
South Africa
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Can mental health treatments help prevent or reduce intimate partner violence in low- and middle-income countries?

This systematic review identified few studies evaluating the impact of mental health treatments on the prevention or reduction of intimate partner violence in low- and middle-income countries despite epidemiological research suggesting that this would be a beneficial direction for research and intervention. The conclusion calls for further research in diverse settings and with diverse populations.
Page type: 
Research summaries and systematic reviews
Approach: 
Detection and diagnosis
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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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Suicide and poverty in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review

Study suggesting associations between suicide and economic poverty in low-income and middle-income countries.
Page type: 
Research summaries and systematic reviews
Approach: 
Prevention and promotion
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MHIN Africa launch webinar: "African mental health care stakeholders are more powerful together”

MHIN Africa kicks off its official launch with a webinar explaining why mental health stakeholders in Africa must join forces.
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Advocacy
Training, education and capacity building
Disorder: 
All disorders
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#studyGMH: A Focus on Capacity Building

Professor Crick Lund, Principal Investigator of Africa Focus on Intervention Research for Mental health (AFFIRM), introduces the MPhil AFFIRM Fellowship.
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