Sir Graham Thornicroft is Professor of Community Psychiatry at the Centre for Global Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. He also works as a Consultant Psychiatrist at South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust in a local community mental health team in Lambeth. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, is a National Institute of Health Research Senior Investigator Emeritus and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, King’s College London and the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is the Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for research and teaching at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience.
Graham took his undergraduate degree at Cambridge in Social and Political Sciences, studied Medicine at Guy’s Hospital, London and then trained in Psychiatry at the Maudsley and Johns Hopkins Hospitals. He gained an MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a PhD at the University of London.
Graham has made significant contributions to the development of mental health policy in England, including Chairing the External Reference Group for 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 co-chaired the World Health Organisation Guideline Development Group for the Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) Intervention Guide (1st and 2nd editions), a practical support for primary care staff to treat people with mental, neurological and substance use disorders in low and lower middle incomes, which is now used in over 100 countries worldwide. He also chaired the External Reference Group for the WHO guidelines on the Management of Physical Health Conditions in adults with severe mental disorders (2018).
His areas of research expertise include: stigma and discrimination, evaluations of mental health treatments, services and systems, implementation science, and global mental health. Graham has authored or edited 30 books and over 540 peer-reviewed papers in Pubmed. Graham received a Knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours Awards in 2017.
- Global mental health
- Implementation science
- Stigma and discrimination
- Community mental health services
- Global mental health
- Health systems research
- Stigma and discrimination
Expertise and Public Engagement
- Global Initiative for Psychiatry: Board Chair
- Implemental (Maudsley International): Board Chair
- United for Global Mental Health: Trustee
- WHO Collaborating Centre at IoPPN, KCL: Director
- Contributions to BBC television and radio, Guardian, Economist
Tomar, N. & Thornicroft, G., Jan 2020, In : Social Science and Medicine. 245, 112716. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112716
Fusar-Poli, P., Lai, S., Di Forti, M., Iacoponi, E., Thornicroft, G., McGuire, P. & Jauhar, S., 24 Nov 2020, In : Frontiers in Psychiatry. 11, 577110. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.577110
Roe, J., Brown, S., Yeo, C., Rennick-Egglestone, S., Repper, J., Ng, F., Llewelyn-Beardsley, J., Hui, A., Cuijpers, P., Thornicroft, G., Manley, D., Pollock, K. & Slade, M., 30 Oct 2020, In : Frontiers in Psychiatry. 11, 589731. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.589731
Thornicroft, G. & Sunkel, C., 14 Nov 2020, In : The Lancet. 396, 10262, p. 1543-1544 2 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Comment/debate. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32203-0
Yue, J. L., Yan, W., Sun, Y. K., Yuan, K., Su, S. Z., Han, Y., Ravindran, A. V., Kosten, T., Everall, I., Davey, C. G., Bullmore, E., Kawakami, N., Barbui, C., Thornicroft, G., Lund, C., Lin, X., Liu, L., Shi, L., Shi, J., Ran, M. S. & 2 others, , Nov 2020, In : Psychological Medicine. 50, 15, p. 2498-2513 16 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Review article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291720003888
Kaur, A., Kallakuri, S., Kohrt, B. A., Heim, E., Gronholm, P., Thornicroft, G. & Maulik, P. K., Jan 2021, In : Asian journal of psychiatry. 55, 102466. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajp.2020.102466
the CobALT Research Team, Dec 2020, In : Tropical Medicine and International Health. 25, 12, p. 1450-1466 17 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1111/tmi.13495
Votruba, N., Grant, J. & Thornicroft, G., Oct 2020, In : European journal of public health. 30, 5 Research output: Contribution to journal - Poster abstract. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckaa166.1020
Barbui, C., Purgato, M., Abdulmalik, J., Caldas-de-Almeida, J. M., Eaton, J., Gureje, O., Hanlon, C., NosÃ¨, M., Ostuzzi, G., Saraceno, B., Saxena, S., Tedeschi, F. & Thornicroft, G., 27 Aug 2020, In : The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science. p. 1-11 11 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.2020.144
Rao, R., Bakolis, I., Das-Munshi, J., Poulter, D., Votruba, N. & Thornicroft, G., Mar 2020, In : BMJ Open. 10, 3 Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034929corr1