2019 Memorial Lecture for Dr. Chesmal Siriwardhana
The Centre for Global Mental Health will host the annual memorial lecture for Dr. Chesmal Siriwardhana on 10 October 2019, World Mental Health Day, in the John Snow lecture theatre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
This year’s memorial lecture will focus on the mental health of post-humanitarian crisis migrants, forced into displacement by armed conflict in Sri-Lanka and Syria, and natural disasters, in Peru.
The lecture will commence with two speed talks on scaling up trans-diagnostic mental health services in conflict-effected populations, and the psychosocial effects of El Niño in the northern coast of Peru. This will be followed by a keynote presentation by Dr. Shannon Doherty on the COMGAP-S project.
Join us for the lecture and find more information about it here.
2018 Memorial Lecture for Dr. Chesmal Siriwardhana
On 21 June 2018 the Centre for Global Mental Health hosted the second memorial lecture in honour of Dr. Chesmal Siriwardhana in the small lecture theatre of the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London.
Prof. Bayard Roberts, a collaborator of Dr. Siriwardhana, gave the lecture on research on mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian settings, with more details on the progress, gaps and opportunities. This topic was featured a lot in Dr. Siriwardhana’s work on internal displacement and migration in Sri Lanka during the conflict which ended in 2009.
The Mental Health Innovation Network has recorded and uploaded a commemorative podcast for Dr. Siriwardhana – listen to it here.
2017 Memorial Lecture for Dr. Chesmal Siriwardhana
The Centre for Global Mental Health hosted the first memorial lecture in honour of Dr. Chesmal Siriwardhana on June 8th 2017 in the John Snow lecture theatre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
The lecture was given by Dr. Barbara Lopes-Cardozo from the Center for Global Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US, on the topic of conflict, migration, mental health and research ethics in memory of the life and work of Dr. Siriwardhana.
Listen to the lecture here, courtesy of the Centre for Global Mental Health.
Migration Health: Advancing the unfinished agenda
A public lecture given by Dr. Davide Mosca, Director, Migration Health Department of the International Organization of Migration.