Dr Sushrut Jadhav


Dr Sushrut Jadhav
Senior Lecturer in Cross-cultural Psychiatry
MBBS, MD, MRCPsych., PhD
UCL Division of Psychiatry
149 Tottenham Court Road,
London W1T 7NF
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I combine my work as an NHS clinical psychiatrist working with homeless population in London, with my academic role as senior lecturer at UCL. My approach to clinical and academic practice is trans-disciplinary, examining  cultural dimensions of mental health across nations, with a focus on Britain and South Asia. My research is translational: it brings social science insights closer to the clinic and vice versa. For over 20 years, I have addressed issues affecting the mental health of marginalised groups, including homeless population; black and ethnic minority patients; cultural identity of dalit  (formerly ‘untouchable’ caste ) groups in India, among others. I have pioneered the “cultural formulation approach”, an innovative framework to work with acutely unwell patients in mental health contexts, which involves a cultural dialogue between professionals, patients, institutions and communities. I have directed and co-directed research in both the UK and India, involving ethnographic examinations around mental health and marginality, with a special interest in the political, economic and cultural factors that shape suffering and its treatment. My supervision of PhD and Post-Doc research includes examinations of mental health care, and farmers suicide in India; rehabilitation of child soldiers in Nepal;  mental health training in India and Ecuador; ethnosemantics of stigma; and radicalisation in the UK. I  have taught a wide array of courses focused on culture and mental health in academic and clinical institutions in the UK and abroad.


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