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New Co-Directors for the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health at IoPPN

Dr Tatiana Salisbury and Dr Charlotte Hanlon have been appointed as new Co-Directors of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health (WHOCC) at King’s College London.

WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health

The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London became a WHOCC in 1992. The Centre is hosted within the Health Services and Population Research (HSPR) Department where researchers collaborate with governments and non-governmental organisations worldwide, to develop and implement locally appropriate policies, services and training to promote mental health, prevent illness and treat and support people with mental health problems and their families.

Tatiana

In addition to having previously held the position of Deputy Director of the WHOCC, Dr Tatiana Salisbury is Lecturer in the Centre for Global Mental Health at the IoPPN. Her current work incorporates human-centred design to help health and community service providers in low resource settings actively engage communities in the development of scalable and sustainable solutions to positively transform their health, wealth and relationships. She was recently awarded a prestigious £1.2 million Research and Innovation (UKRI) Future Leaders Fellowship to develop innovative approaches to scalable and sustainable interventions to improve adolescent maternal mental health in Kenya and Mozambique. This is a continuation of her Catalyst project, funded through the Grand Challenges Explorations initiative.

Charlotte Hanlon

Dr Charlotte Hanlon is a Reader at the Centre for Global Mental Health at the IoPPN and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry at the Addis Ababa University (AAU). Based in Ethiopia, Dr Hanlon’s work focuses on interventions to improve access to quality mental health care in low- and middle-income countries. She has published nearly 200 peer-reviewed papers and was the co-editor of the revised version of ‘Where there is no Psychiatrist’. Dr Hanlon was the founding co-ordinator of the PhD programme in mental health epidemiology at AAU, from which 10 students have graduated and on which a further 20 are enrolled. Dr Hanlon is a member of the Technical Working Group of the Federal Ministry of Health in Ethiopia, tasked with overseeing the country’s mental health care scale-up and revision of the national mental health strategy. She is Co-Investigator and Country PI of the Global Health Unit: Health System Strengthening in sub-Saharan Africa (ASSET) programme, the African Mental Health Research Initiative (AMARI) and the International Partnership Research Programme of Stigma and Discrimination outcomes (INDIGO).

The WHO CC at the IoPPN has a tremendous record of working with WHO to provide expertise and evidence on interventions to improve mental health of people worldwide. We look forward to working with our colleagues in London and around the world to continue this mission to enhance the impact of research and capacity-building for global mental health.– Dr Tatiana Salisbury & Dr Charlotte Hanlon, Co-Directors of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health (WHOCC) at King’s College London

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Tatiana Taylor Salisbury

Tatiana Taylor Salisbury

Lecturer in Global Mental Health

Charlotte Hanlon

Charlotte Hanlon

Reader in Global Mental Health