Michelle Funk

Unit head, Policy, Law and Human Rights, Department of Mental Health & Substance Use, WHO, Geneva

Michelle Funk has global responsibility for the work in mental health policy, planning, service development, human rights and legislation at the World Health Organization, Geneva.  Through her work over the last 15 years, she has led the development of a normative framework and key tools in these areas.  Dr Funk leads the WHO QualityRights initiative which engages with a growing network of stakeholders including mental health professionals, civil society groups, and government representatives in order to promote a  human based approach in mental health through policy, service development and training initiatives in countries.