Abhijit Nadkarni

Associate Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Abhijit is a tenure-track Associate Professor of Global Mental Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UK. He is an addiction psychiatrist and global mental health researcher conducting research aimed at developing and evaluating interventions for increasing access to mental healthcare in low resource settings.

His host institution in India is Sangath, a mental health research NGO, where he is the Director of the Addictions Research Group. He has trained at the Goa Medical College, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, UK, King’s College London and LSHTM. He is actively involved in the capacity building of mental health researchers and lay health workers in India and overseas (e.g. Nepal, Kenya, Uganda). He teaches on various MSc courses (Global Mental Health, Public Health Policy)  at the LSHTM, and the Course Director for the annual short course on Leadership in Mental Health, India.

He is on the State Mental Health Authority for Goa, and was on the task force of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare that developed the mental health operational guidelines for the Ayushman Bharat Program.