Advisory Group

A voluntary Advisory Group oversees the Movement’s activities and is responsible for its strategic direction. This Group was initially formed for the 2007 Lancet series on global mental health, and membership on the Advisory Group changes over time. 

The current Advisory Group has the following 45 members:

  • Janet Amegatcher (Pan African network of users and survivors, Ghana)
  • Jorge C. Assis (Consumer group, Brazil)
  • Gary Belkin (New York University/Millenium Villages Project, USA)
  • Matt Burkley (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine USA and Tiyatien Health Liberia, Liberia)
  • Neerja Chowdhary (Sangath, India)
  • Pamela Collins (National Institute for Mental Health, USA)
  • Hamid Dabholkar (Parivartan, India)
  • Mary De Silva (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK)
  • Julian Eaton (CBM, Nigeria)
  • Vijay Ganju (World Federation of Mental Health, USA)
  • Kathryn Goetzke (IFred, USA)
  • Lawrence Goldberg (Optum Health Services, USA)
  • Gemma Griffin (Southern District Health Board, New Zealand)
  • Oye Gureje (University of Ibadan, Nigeria)
  • Edvard Hauff (University of Oslo, Norway)
  • Helen Herrman (University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • Richard Horton (The Lancet, UK)
  • Ritsuko Kakuma (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Sylvester Katontoka (Mental Health Users Network of Zambia, Zambia)
  • Christian Kieling (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
  • Pat Lee (Massachusetts General Hospital / Tiyatien Health, USA and Liberia)
  • Jagannath Lamichhane (Nepal Mental Health Foundation, Nepal)
  • Margaret Leggatt (World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders, Australia)
  • Crick Lund (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
  • Mario Maj (World Psychiatric Association)
  • Jair Mari (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • Harry Minas (University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • Smita Naik (Sangath, India)
  • Vikram Patel (LSHTM/ Sangath, UK and India)
  • Michael Phillips (Institute of Suicide research, China)
  • Sophie Plagerson (Medical Research Council / Centre for Social Development, South Africa)
  • Birgit Radtke (CBM, Germany)
  • Atif Rahman (University of Liverpool, UK/Pakistan)
  • Shoba Raja (Basic Needs, India)
  • Benedetto Saraceno (Global Initiative on Psychiatry, Switzerland)
  • Norman Sartorius (Asso Improvement of Mental Health Programme, Switzerland)
  • Sarah Skeen (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
  • Nirmala Srinivasan (ACMI, India)
  • Graham Thornicroft (Institute of Psychiatry, UK)
  • Robert van Voren (Global Initiative on Psychiatry, Netherlands)
  • Harvey Whiteford (University of Queensland, Australia)
  • Yu Xin (Institute of mental health, China)
  • Katia Verbiest  (Belgian Association of Psychologists, Belgium)