Professor Graham Thornicroft MB BS MA MSc Phd FRCPsych FAcadMed
Professor of Community Psychiatry
Head of Health Service and Population Research Department
Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Director of Research and Development, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
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King's College London
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Graham Thornicroft is Professor of Community Psychiatry, and Head of the multi-disciplinary Health Service and Population Research Department at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. He is a Consultant Psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. His areas of research expertise include: stigma and discrimination, mental health needs assessment, the development of outcome scales, cost effectiveness evaluation of mental health treatments, and mental health services in less economically developed countries. He has authored and co-authored 24 books and over 259 papers in peer reviewed journals.
activities and interests
Stigma and discrimination in mental health
Mental health needs assessment
The development of outcome scales
Cost effectiveness of mental health treatments and sciences
Mental health services in less economically developed countries
I lecture on the IoP MSc courses on:
Mental Health Services Research
Mental Health Social Work
Mental Health Studies
Mental Health Services Research: Evaluating Complexity - Summer School » Short Course
Measurements in Mental Health - Summer School » Short Course
International Mental Health Short Courses - Summer School » Short Course
Mental Health Policy - Summer School » Short Course
Selected recent papers:
Henderson C, Flood C, Leese M, Thornicroft G, Sutherby K, Szmukler G. Effect of joint crisis plans on use of compulsory treatment in psychiatry: single blind Flood C, randomised controlled trial. BMJ. 2004;329:136.
Byford S, Henderson C et al. Joint crisis plans for people with psychosis: economic evaluation of a randomised controlled trial. BMJ. 2006;333:729.
Thornicroft G. Most people with mental illness are not treated. Lancet. 2007;370:807-808.
Saxena S, Thornicroft G, Knapp M, Whiteford H. Resources for mental health: scarcity, inequity, and inefficiency. Lancet. 2007;370:878-889.
Chisholm D, Flisher AJ, Lund C et al. Scale up services for mental disorders: a call for action. Lancet. 2007;370:1241-1252.
Thornicroft G, Brohan E, Rose D, Sartorius N, The INDIGO Study Group. Global Pattern of Anticipated and Experienced Discrimination against People with Schizophrenia. The Lancet. 2009;373:408-415.
Henderson C, Thornicroft G. Stigma and discrimination in mental illness: Time to Change. Lancet. 2009;373:1928-1930.
Barbui C, Dua T, van Ommeren M, Yasamy M, Fleischmann A, Clark N et al. Challenges in Developing Evidence-Based Recommendations Using the GRADE Approach: The Case of Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use Disorders. PLoS Medicine 2010; 7(8):e1000322
Thornicroft G. A new mental health strategy for England. BMJ 2011; 342:d1346.
Dua T, Barbui C, Clark N, Fleischmann A, van Ommeren M, Poznyak V et al. Evidence based guidelines for mental, neurological and substance use disorders in Llow- and middle-income countries: summary of WHO recommendations. PLoS Medicine 2011; (In press).
Eaton J, McCay L, Semrau M, Chatterjee S, Baingana F, Araya R, ntuli T, Thornicroft G, Saxena S. Scale up of services for mental health in low-income and middle-income countries. Lancet 2011.
1. Thornicroft G., Brewin C. & Wing J.K. (eds) (1992) Measuring Mental Health Needs. Royal College of Psychiatrists, Gaskell Press, London.
2. Phelan M. Strathdee G. and Thornicroft G. (1995) Emergency Mental Health services in the Community. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
3. Knudsen H. & Thornicroft G. (1996) Mental Health Service Evaluation. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. (Translated into Italian).
4. Thornicroft G. & Strathdee G. (1996). Commissioning Mental Health Services. HMSO London.
5. Johnson S. Ramsay R. Thornicroft G. Brooks E. Lelliot P. Peck E. Smith H. Chisholm D. Audini B. Knapp M. & Goldberg D. (1997) London’s Mental Health. King’s Fund, London. (First and Second editions).
6. Goldberg D. & Thornicroft G. (1998) Mental Health in Our Future Cities. Laurence and Erlbaum, London.
7. Slade M. Thornicroft G. Loftus L. Phelan M. & Wykes T. (1999) Camberwell Assessment of Need (CAN). Royal College of Psychiatrist, Gaskell, London.
8. Tansella M. & Thornicroft G. (1999) Common Mental Disorders in Primary Care. Essay in Honour of Professor Sir David Goldberg. Routledge, London. (Translated into Portuguese).
9. Thornicroft G. & Tansella M. (1999) The Mental Health Matrix. A Manual to Improve Services. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. (Translated into Italian, Rumanian, Russian and Spanish).
10. Reynolds A. & Thornicroft G. (1999) Managing Mental Health Services. Open University Press, Milton Keynes. (Translated into Italian and Portuguese) (Highly Commended in BMA Medical Book Competition, 2000).
11. Thornicroft G. & Szmukler G. (2001) Textbook of Community Psychiatry. Oxford University Press, Oxford. (Highly Commended in BMA Medical Book Competition, 2002).
12. Thornicroft G. & Tansella M. & Thornicroft G (2001) Mental Health Outcome Measures (2nd Edition). Gaskell, Royal College of Psychiatrists, London.
13. Thornicroft G. (2001) Measuring Mental Health Needs (2nd edition). Gaskell, Royal College of Psychiatrist, London.
14. Xenitidis K. Slade M. Thornicroft G. & Bouras N. (2003) Camberwell Assessment of Need for Adults with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (CANDID). A comprehensive needs assessment tool for people with learning disabilities (mental retardation) and mental health problems. Gaskell, Royal College of Psychiatrists, London.
15. Thomas S. Harty M.A. Parrott J. McCrone P. Slade M. & Thornicroft G. (2006) (Eds) The Forensic CAN: A needs assessment for forensic mental health service users. London: Gaskell.
16. Thornicroft G. Becker T. Knapp M. Knudsen H. C. Schene A. Tansella M. & Vazquez-Barquero J-L. (2006) International Outcome Measures in Mental Health. Quality of Life, Needs, Service Satisfaction, Costs and Impact on Carers. Gaskell, Royal College of Psychiatrists, London.
17. Thornicroft G. (2006) Shunned: Discrimination against People with Mental Illness. Oxford University Press, Oxford (Winner of BMA Book of the Year Award: Mental Health Category, 2007)
18. Thornicroft G. (2006) Actions speak louder: tackling discrimination against people with mental illness. Mental Health Foundation, London.
19. Knapp M. McDaid D. Mossialos E. & Thornicroft G. (Eds) (2007) Mental Health Policy and Practice Across Europe. The Future Direction of Mental Health Care. Open University Press (Winner of the 2007 Baxter Award of the European Health Management Association).
20. Johnson S, Needle J, Bindman J. & Thornicroft G. (eds) (2008) Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment in Mental Health. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
21. Howard L., Hunt K., Slade M., O’Keane V., Seneviratne T., Leese M. & Thornicroft G. (2008) Camberwell Assessment of Need: Mother’s Version (CAN-M). A needs-based assessment for pregnant women and mothers with severe mental illness. Gaskell, Royal College of Psychiatrists, London .
22. Thornicroft G. & Tansella M. (2009) Better Mental Health Care. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
23. Thornicroft G. & Tansella M. (2010) (3rd edition). Mental Health Outcome Measures. RCPsych. London.
24. Thornicroft G. Drake RE., Mueser K. & Szmukler G. (2011) Oxford Textbook of Community Mental Health. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
25. Thornicroft G, Semrau M, Alem A, Drake RE, Ito H, Mari J, McGeorge P. & Thara R. (2011) Community mental health: putting community care into practice. London: Wiley-Blackwell
26. Callard F, Sartorius N, Arboleda-Florez J, Bartlett P, Helmchen H, Stuart H, Taborda J. & Thornicroft G. (2012) Mental Illness, Discrimination and the Law: Fighting for Social Justice. London: Wiley Blackwell.
last updated: Monday, November 21, 2011