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Launch Workshop of the University of Edinburgh Global Mental Health Network

Launch Workshop of the University of Edinburgh Global Mental Health Network
Introduced by: Sumeet Jain # TBC
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Date and Time
27th Feb 2017 09:00 - 27th Feb 2017 17:00

Launch Workshop of the University of Edinburgh Global Mental Health Network

February 27th, 2017 

Global Mental Health Research Network

Event Programme

27 February 2017

Informatics Forum


Registration and Coffee


Welcome and Overview of the Event

Lightning Talks , Round 1

Round 1

  • Rob Stewart/Selena Gleadow Ware (Psychiatry): Maternal mental health research in Malawi
  • Angus Macbeth (Clinical Psychology): Perinatal mental health research
  • Pia Noel (Medical Anthropology): The Interplay Between Need and Response: An ethnographic multi-stakeholder response analysis to mental distress in post-disaster urban Nepal
  • Ian Harper (Medical Anthropology): Mind, Body and Mental Health in Nepal

Round 2

  • Chris Harding (School of History, Classics and Archaeology): Religion, Spirituality, and the Psy Disciplines
  • Karim Mitha (Alwaleed Centre): A snapshot of Scottish Muslims mental health needs
  • Louise Marryyat (SCPHRP/Farr Institute): Child mental health in the Middle East: too sensitive to research?
  • Pascal Rudin (Social Work): ADHD and the voice of 'experts'
  • Stefan Ecks (Medical Anthropology): Global mental health beyond DSM-5


Coffee Break (20 minutes)


Round 3

  • Alex Edmonds (Medical Anthropology): Afterlives of War: Combat Veterans’ Reintegration and Mental health; An Anthropological Approach
  • Angela McCauley (Neuroscience/Biomedical Sciences): Mental Illness: Where does the inflammation come from?
  • Lesley Hill (Alumni, MSc Africa and International development, School of Social and Political Science): ‘I have become a nothing’: Exploring the role of men's shame in poor health outcomes in men affected by TB and HIV in Zambia
  • H.S. Aditya (NHS Lothian): Title, TBC.

Round  4

  • Sumeet Jain (Social Work): Interrogating ‘recovery’: co-producing a visual ‘recovery’ tool in northern India
  • Anne Aboaja (Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics):Title TBC
  • Lydie Fialova (Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics): Psychiatric care in the Czech Republic in the post-socialist times (1989-2010)
  • Anuj Kapilashrami (Global Public Health Unit): Mental health & Gender violence in India: Situating local experiences amid global and national socio-economic restructuring


Lunch (45 minutes)


Informal networking session in small groups

Identifying Emerging Research themes

Global Challenges Presentation –   Catherine Burns, Research Support Office


Coffee Break (15 minutes)


Themed discussions in small groups (self-selecting)

Summary of day, future events and next steps


Drinks and refreshments


Event finishes

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