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Professor Cathy Lloyd

Co-Lead, CoIN-DD

The Open University, UK

Cathy Lloyd is Professor of Health Studies at The Open University. Her research includes work on diabetes and mental health and promoting positive and language appropriate clinical encounters between people with diabetes and health care professionals.

Professor David Ndetei

Co-Lead CoIN-DD

The African Mental Health Research and Training Foundation, Kenya

David M. Ndetei, DSc.  Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Nairobi, Kenya and the founder and Director of the Africa Mental Health Research and Training Foundation (AMHRTF).  His passion is research to generate evidence for policy and best practice in the provision of affordable, appropriate, available and accessible mental health services for all. In addition, he has 344 publications on various aspects of mental health and authored 6 books and 21 monographs (the list is available to the public on AMHRTF website).  He is a member of various professional bodies and honorary official of various academic Institutions and Associations across the globe.  Website:

Dr Victoria Mussau

The African Mental Health Research and Training Foundation, Kenya

Dr Christine Musyimi

Dr. Christine Musyimi is the head of research ethics and scientific publications department at Africa Mental Health Research and Training Foundation (AMHRTF). She promotes excellence in community-based mental health research and develops innovative strategies with a focus on depression and comorbid conditions (e.g. diabetes); Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and dementia; and improving maternal and child mental health to increase mental health care access in remote settings. She is a postdoctoral research fellow (2018-2021) on Strengthening Responses to Dementia in Developing countries (STRiDE) project and has been the Principal Investigator for various projects in Kenya aimed at training traditional and faith healers to deliver evidence-based mental health care.

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