Professor Crick Lund
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Crick Lund, BA (Hons), MA, MSocSci (Clinical Psychology), PhD, is Professor of Global Mental Health and Development in the King’s Global Health Institute and Centre for Global Mental Health, Health Services and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London. He trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Cape Town in the mid-1990s and was subsequently involved in developing post-apartheid norms for mental health services for the national Department of Health. He worked for the World Health Organization (WHO) from 2000-2005 on the development of the WHO Mental Health Policy and Service Guidance Package, and has consulted to several countries on mental health policy and planning. He was a founding member of the Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health at the University of Cape Town and served as its first Director, from 2010 to 2017. He was also the CEO of the Programme for Improving Mental health care (PRIME), a DFID-funded research consortium focusing on the integration of mental health into primary care in low resource settings (2011-2019) and Principal Investigator of the Africa Focus on Intervention Research for Mental health (AFFIRM) U19 NIMH Collaborative Hub (2011-2017). His research interests lie in mental health policy, service planning and the relationship between poverty and mental health in low and middle-income countries. He joined King’s College London in 2017.