About the authors

Micol Ascoli MBBS, SARCPsych

Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, East London Foundation Trust.

Clinical Lead in Cultural Psychiatry of the Newham Locality and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London.


Dr Ascoli teaches Transcultural Psychiatry within the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. She is an active member of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry and the World Psychiatric Association’s Transcultural Psychiatry Section and has chaired symposia at international congresses since 2001.


E-mail: micol.ascoli@elft.nhs.uk


Declaration of interests: None


Tennyson Lee MRCPsych FFCH (SA) MBChB BA BSc


Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy and General Adult Psychiatry at East London Foundation Trust.

Chair on the East London Trust Strategy Group and Clinical and Research Lead at Dean Cross Personality Disorder Service.


Dr Lee was previously a senior lecturer in the Department of Community Health at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, where he led a mental health research programme at the Centre for Health Policy.


Email: tennyson.lee@elft.nhs.uk


Declaration of interests: None 


Nasir Warfa MSc, PhD

Dr Nasir WarfaSenior Lecturer at the Centre for Psychiatry, Queen Mary University of London.


Email: n.warfa@qmul.ac.uk


Declaration of interests: Dr Warfa co-ordinates the MSc Mental Health Programme at the Queen Mary University of London.








Kamaldeep Bhui MBBS, BSc, FRCPsych, Dipl Clin Psych, MSc (Mental Health Studies), MSc (Epidemiology), research MD (Psychiatry), Assoc Mem BAP

Prof Kamaldeep BhuiProfessor of Cultural Psychiatry & Epidemiology, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London.

Hon Consultant Psychiatrist at East London Foundation Trust, and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, London.


Professor Bhui is President of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry and an executive member of the World Psychiatric Association’s Transcultural Psychiatry Section. He is Director of MSc Transcultural Mental Healthcare and MSc Psychological Therapies; Chair of Afiya Trust and Trustee at Careif, two health charities with a special interest in culture and mind. He is former chair of the Transcultural Special Interest Group at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, as well as former President of the Psychiatry Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. Prof Bhui is currently Public Health Lead for the Royal College of Psychiatrists.


Email: k.s.bhui@qmul.ac.uk


Declaration of interests: MSc Director, President elect of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry. Work is from QMUL (Queen Mary University of London) courses at Barts.

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