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.