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  • Date and time: Monday 18 July 2022, 3pm to 4pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Room CLA/057, Church Lane Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Professor Vikram Patel will give a public lecture to mark the award of an honorary Doctorate from the University of York in Summer 2022. 
Reflecting on a career spanning three decades, Professor Vikram Patel will speak of the importance of mental health as a Global Priority.  Much of Vikram's work has been in South Asia and Africa, where his scholarship has been transformative.  
Vikram is committed to improving health across the life span by empowering existing community resources. His work addresses the psychological and social needs of people through comprehensive interventions. He is committed to bring positive change in the society by amalgamating humanitarian approaches with science and innovative technological solutions.  Mental Health has now become part of the national conversation, and this is the perfect time for us to think about what we can learn from the global south.  

About the speaker

Professor Vikram Patel is a world-renowned psychiatrist.  

Vikram is the Pershing Square Professor of Global Health at Harvard Medical School. He holds Honorary Professorships at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Public Health Foundation of India. He is a co-founder of the Centre for Global Mental Health (at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) and Sangath, an Indian NGO which won the WHO Public Health Champion of India prize and the MacArthur Foundation’s International Prize for Creative and Effective Institutions. 

He is a Fellow of the UK's Academy of Medical Sciences and co-led the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health & Sustainable Development (2018) and the Lancet-World Psychiatric Association Commission on Depression (2022); he serves as co-chair of the Lancet Citizens Commission on Reimagining India’s Health System. 

He has been awarded the Chalmers Medal, the Sarnat Prize, the Pardes Humanitarian Prize, the Klerman Senior Investigator Prize, an OBE and the John Dirk Canada Gairdner Award in Global Health.