Centre for Public Mental Health
The Centre for Public Mental Health addresses mental disorder in the community, patterns of help-seeking, and health system responses.
Head of Centre is Professor Martin Prince , Professor of Epidemiological Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Director of Global Mental Health at the IoP, and co-Director of the Centre for Global Mental Health. He trained in Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital and in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene
The Centre has a strong international focus and brings the highest quality epidemiological methods and a public health perspective to bear on improving care for people with mental disorder. A combination of epidemiological and health service research methods are used to identify opportunities for primary and secondary prevention, from population through to primary care. He also oversees the Global Mental Health Summer School programme.
Head of Centre is Professor Martin Prince
Research focuses upon;
Relative impact of mental health conditions in order to inform appropriate policy prioritisation.
Effectiveness of health systems - coverage, access, and barriers to care.
Aetiology focusing particularly on modifiable risk factors.
On 6th September, Professor Prince was awarded the prestigious International Psychogeriatric Association's 2011 'Distinguished Service to the Field of Psychogeriatrics Award' in The Hague, The Netherlands in recognition of his work with the 10/66 Dementia Research Group.
In October 2009, Co-Directors Professors Martin Prince and Vikram Patel founded the Centre for Global Mental Health, which is a collaboration between the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences (KHP AHSC). KHP AHSC being a collaboration between King’s College London, the Institute of Psychiatry and three of London’s most successful NHS Foundation Trusts.
The new Centre aims to foster research and capacity building in policy, prevention, treatment and care of mental illness worldwide. Aiming to close the treatment gap for people living with mental disorders by increasing the coverage of cost-effective interventions.
He is supported by his PA Enitan Ledger.
T: +44 (0)20 7848 5103.
Within the Centre are the following research sections each with its own Principal Investigator: -.
Dr Rob Stewart (Head of Section)
Professor Andre Tylee (Head of Section)
Primary Care Mental Health
Dr Craig Morgan (Head of Section)
Professor Rachel Jenkins (Head of Section)
WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health and Section of Mental Health Policy