WPA 2015

Primary Care Mental Health:
Innovation and Transdisciplinarity

The Palace of Parliament 

Bucharest, Romania

24 - 27 June 2015

David Ndetei

Education

INSTITUTION AND LOCATION

DEGREE

MM/YY

FIELD OF STUDY

University of Nairobi, Kenya

MB.Ch.B

1975

Medicine and Surgery

University of London, UK

DPM

1979

Psychological Medicine

Royal College of Psychiatrists of the United Kingdom

MRC.Psych

1980

Psychiatry

Institute of Family Therapy, London

Certificate

1981

Psychotherapy

University of Nairobi, Kenya

M.D (Doctorate-PhD level)

1985

Psychiatry

Royal College of Psychiatrists of the United Kingdom

FRCPsych.

2004

Psychiatry

University of Nairobi

Doctor of Science (DSc.)

2013

Psychiatry

Current Positions and Employment

1995 - Present
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Nairobi

2000 - Present
Founding Director, Africa Mental Health Foundation (AMHF) - A non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Kenya, focusing on research to generate evidence for best practice in the provision of affordable, appropriate, available and accessible mental health services for Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).

Current Professional Memberships

  • Member and Chair, African Division Royal College of Psychiatrists of the United Kingdom
  • Secretary, World Psychiatric Association, Division of Psychiatry in Developing Countries
  • Member - World Psychiatric Association
  • Member - Peer Review Committee of the Grand Challenges Global Mental Health
  • Member - National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)/National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Committee to develop Mental Health Research Strategy
  • Member, Kenya Psychiatric Association
  • Member, Kenya Medical Research Institute National Ethical Research Committee
  • Chair, Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service Board, Government of Kenya

Publications

Prof Ndetei has been the PI or Co-I of nearly all Kenyan published clinical and community epidemiological studies on mental health and substance abuse which are the basis for practice in Kenya. He has authored six books, 21 monographs, and over 250 publications in peer reviewed Journals.