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Nkasi Stoll receives King's Distinguished Alumni 2022 award

Nkasi Stoll from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience has received the King's Distinguished Alumni 2022 Future Alumna award.


Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) PhD Candidate, Nkasi Stoll, received the 2022 Future Alumna award at yesterday’s King’s Distinguished Alumni awards ceremony (30 June 2022). The award recognises her mental health advocacy and achievements co-founding Black People Talk, a non-profit organisation which designs, delivers and evaluates mental health and wellbeing peer support groups, workshops, and training for Black people and allies.

Nkasi completed the IoPPN Mental Health Studies MSc in 2017 and is now a PhD Candidate in the Department of Psychological Medicine. In 2019, she co-founded Black People Talk to provide safe spaces for Black university students to talk about their mental health. Since then, Black People Talk has opened up to education institutions, places of work, and the community.

She also directs Black Students Talk, a supportive community where Black university students can unpack their traumas and celebrate their successes. Black Students Talk is open to all King’s students and is now funded and supported by KCLSU. 

Nkasi Stoll King's Alumni awards ceremony
Nkasi Stoll at the King's Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony. Left to right: Professor Funmi Olonisakin, Professor Stephani Hatch, Nkasi Stoll, Zoe Kennedy.

Launched in 2017, the King’s Distinguished Alumni Awards recognise distinguished alumni and students who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement, civic leadership, or service to King’s and society. Each year King’s celebrates outstanding individuals who have excelled in their fields. 

The King's Future Alumna Award recognises a current King’s student who has demonstrated exceptional potential during their studies through extracurricular activities.

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Stephani Hatch

Stephani Hatch

Professor of Sociology and Epidemiology

'Funmi  Olonisakin

'Funmi Olonisakin

Vice President (Global Engagement)

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