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Melanie Abas

Melanie Abas


Dr Melanie Abas is Reader in Global Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London; Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust; and deputy Director of the Centre for Global Mental Health.  She is known for her work on interventions for common mental disorders in low income countries in HIV-endemic settings, including the Friendship Bench . She is a Principal Investigator on trials of interventions to improve antiretroviral therapy adherence in adults and adolescents living with HIV at high risk of progression to AIDS.

Topic interest: [specific topics]  depression interventions, post-traumatic stress disorder, HIV medication adherence interventions, arts and mental health, trafficked persons mental health

Professional memberships:   Royal College of Psychiatrists UK; Zimbabwe College of Psychiatrists 

Job Title: Freelance writer
Contact Details:
Location: London, UK
Languages Spoken: English