Dr. Sushrut Jadhav

Dr. Sushrut Jadhav, M.B.B.S., M.D., MRCPsych., Ph.D., is Senior Lecturer in Cross-cultural Psychiatry at University College London (UCL); and Consultant Psychiatrist, Camden Homeless Outreach Services & Islington Mental Health Rehabilitation Services, Camden and Islington Community Health and Social Care Trust. He is Founding Editor of the international journal, Anthropology and Medicine (Taylor & Francis). He is a visiting professor at University of Ghent, Belgium. Dr Jadhav graduated from Grant Medical College, Mumbai, and completed his postgraduate training in psychiatry at the National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences, Bangalore.

He subsequently obtained his PhD in Cultural Psychiatry at UCL researching white British natives of London. His current interests include 1) examining the cultural encounters between overseas students and staff, including health professionals and patients in the UK; 2) development of inter-cultural dialogues to engage with acutely unwell psychiatric patients; 3) mental health dimensions of marginal groups with a focus on South Asia; 4) examining the cultural premise of western Psychiatry; and 5) stigmatization of mental illness.

He has chaired, examined, and taught on Phd/MPhil/Masters courses at UCL (Research Methods; Culture & Health) and University of Oxford (Medical Anthropology). Dr Jadhav has taught extensively on medical anthropology and cultural psychiatry programmes, at several national and international Universities. He is advisor to DSM 5 Task Force for Cultural Formulation. He currently supervises UCL doctoral candidates conducting research on the cultural appropriateness of mental health theory and practice in low income nations with a specific focus on India. Dr Jadhav is fluent in four South Asian languages.





Relevant publications:



Caste, Culture & the Clinic


The Elephant Vanishes: Impact of humanelephant conflict on people’s wellbeing. 

Health & Place, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1353829212001268

The Hidden Dimensions of Human-Wildlife Conflict: Health Impacts, Opportunity and Transaction Costs. Biological Conservation (in press)

Community Mental Health in India. 2012


What is cultural validity and why is it ignored?




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