At the Cutting Edge of Global Mental Health: The Global Mental Health Research Seminar Series

28 Oct 2021 to 16 May 2022, 11:30-11:30

The Global Mental Health Research Seminar Series 2021-2022

In 2021-2022  MSc in Global Mental Health students have helped to organise a series of seminars that have covered various topics within the mental health field. These seminars helped to share the knowledge and discuss the ways that people address and research numerous challenges around the world. 
A total of 8 seminars were organised online discussing the following themes: 

Seminar 1: October 28th, 2021

Topic: The Mental Health of Older Adults with HIV in Ukraine During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Guest Speaker: Dr. Julia Rozanova

Discussant: Anna Peycheva

Chair: Dr Onwuzurike Ogan


Seminar 2: November 24th, 2021

Topic: WHO mental health gap action programme (mhGAP) intervention guide

Guest Speaker: Professor Sir Graham Thronicroft

Discussant: Sharon Varghese

Chair: Dr. Olusola Olojo


Seminar 3: January 25th, 2022

Topic: "Literacy and financial support and a community that stands with them": a qualitative exploratory study of experiences of poverty, mental health and the Child Support Grant among youth and caregivers in Cape Town, South Africa.

Guest Speaker: Professor Crick Lund

Discussant: Dr Muftau Mohammed

Chair: Alexa Elias


Seminar 4: March 1st, 2022

Topic: Effect of a Digital Intervention on Depressive Symptoms in Patients With Comorbid Hypertension or Diabetes in Brazil and Peru

Guest Speakers: Professor Ricardo Araya and Dr. Marcia Scazufca

Discussant: Renata Solórzano de Souza

Chair: Anna Peycheva


Seminar 5: 7th March, 2022

Topic: Opioid Use Disorder: Global Developments and Challenges

Guest Speaker: Professor Sir John Strang

Discussant: Renata Solórzano de Souza

Chair: Sharon Varghese


Seminar 6: 23rd March, 2022

Topic: Black in White spaces: how systemic racism works in everyday life

Guest Speaker: Professor Elijah Anderson

Discussant: Olusola Olojo

Chair: Asmau Abba


Seminar 7: 30th March, 2022

Topic: Friendship Bench: The Untold Story

Guest Speaker: Professor Dixon Chibanda

Discussant: Dr Onwuzurike Ogan

Chair: Dr Poh Khuen Lim


Seminar 8: May 16th, 2022

Topic: The Adaptation of Scalable Mental Health Interventions in New York City

Guest Speaker: Dr. Adam Brown

Discussant: Alexa Elias

Chair: Renata Solórzano de Souza