Graham Thornicroft


Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London

  • Consultant Psychiatrist, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • Professor of Community Psychiatry, King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry
  • Director:  King’s Improvement Science, King’s Health Partners
  • Chair: Maudsley International

Graham Thornicroft is Professor of Community Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London (KCL) and is a member of the Health Service and Population Research Department at KCL. Since 2010, he has been Director of King’s Improvement Science at King’s Health Partners and he now serves at the Chairman of Maudsley International.

Graham took his undergraduate degree at Cambridge in Social and Political Science, trained in Psychiatry at the Maudsley and Johns Hopkins Hospitals and gained an MSC in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He also works as a Consultant Psychiatrist at South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust in a local community mental health team. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and is a National Institute of Health Research Senior Investigator.

Graham has made significant contributions to the development of mental health policy in the UK including Chairing the External Reference Group which lead to the National Service Framework for Mental Health, the national mental health plan for England for 1999-2009.

He is also active in global mental health, for example, he chaired the Guideline Development Group for the Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) Intervention Guide,  a practical support for primary care staff to treat people with mental, neurological and substance use disorders in low and lower middle incomes.

His areas of research expertise include: stigma and discrimination, mental health needs assessment, the development and use of outcome scales, cost-effectiveness evaluations of mental health treatments, and global mental health. Graham has authored or edited 29 books and over 335 peer-reviewed papers in Pubmed.

Twitter: @ThornicroftG

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