11 Nov 2019South Africa
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Professor Crick Lund is Director of the Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health at the University of Cape Town. He is CEO of PRIME (Programme for Improving Mental Health Care), a DFID-funded research consortium focusing on the integration of mental health into primary care in low-resource settings, and Principal Investigator of AFFIRM (Africa Focus on Intervention Research for Mental Health) U19 NIMH Collaborative Hub. He trained as a clinical psychologist and was involved in developing post-apartheid norms for mental health services for the national Department of Health. He also worked on the development of the WHO Mental Health Policy and Service Guidance Package, and consulted to Lesotho, Namibia, Indonesia, South Africa and Zimbabwe on mental health policy and planning. His research interests lie in mental health policy, service planning and the relationship between poverty and mental health in low and middle-income countries.