Syed Owais Shah

Job role: 
Clinical Psychologist / Junior Research Fellow Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) World Health Organisation / Health Consultant
Member type: 
Policy Maker
Practitioner/Implementer
Researcher
Brief Biography: 

Dr. Syed Owais Shah; Born in Ganderbal, J&K India. He contributed in the implementation of mhGAP (Mental Health Gap Action Programme) by World Health Organisation in the vally of Kashmir (India) in collaboration with Royal College of Psychiatrists London and Health & Medical Education Department of Jammu & Kashmir and WHO Geneva (Switzerland) via MOU sign to monitor and evaluate mental disorders at the primary care.

Worked as :

1. Social Worker

2. Mental Health Counselor.

3. Research & Clinical Psychologist.

4. Mental Health Professional (Medical Practitioner in Mental Health).

5. Health Investigator (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Govt. of India & International Institute of Population Sciences (IIPS) Mumbai).

6. Research Investigator (UNICEF, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Govt. of India, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, (PGIMER) Chandigarh & Population Council).

Approach: 
Human rights
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
Regions of interest: 
Asia
Setting: 
Community
Population: 
Humanitarian and conflict health
Disorders of interest: 
Epilepsy/seizures
Child behavioural and developmental disorders
Psychosis/bipolar disorder
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Alcohol/drug use disorders
Self-harm/suicide
Dementia and other neurocognitive disorders
Country: 
India