Wednesday, January 8, 2014: 11:00 AM
Royal Pavilion Ballroom I-III (The Regent Hotel)
Martin Prince is the Professor of Epidemiological Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry in London. He is the Co-Director (with Vikram Patel) of the new KHP/ LSHTM Centre for Global Mental Health. He trained in Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital and in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
His main focus is upon mental health priorities in developing countries. In the IoP’s Section of Epidemiology, PhD students from Ethiopia, Pakistan, India, China, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Brazil have studied diverse topics; women’s mental health, maternal depression and infant development, migration, suicide, problem drinking; all of them public health and social priorities for the region concerned. He has coordinated, since 1998 The 10/66 Dementia Research Group, a network of over 100 researchers, mainly from the developing world, who have worked together to promote more good research into dementia in those regions. 10/66 is part of Alzheimer’s Disease International, and a major aim of the group is to disseminate evidence in such a way as to increase awareness of the major problems to be faced now and in the future. Aside from his work in developing countries, Martin coordinates the study of mental and cognitive health in the 10 nation Study of Health and Retirement in Europe, and the UK National Psychiatric Morbidity Survey. He was a co-editor, with Vikram Patel and Shekhar Saxena, of the Lancet Series on Global Mental Health
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