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Professor Cathy Lloyd, Co-lead

The Open University, UK

Dr Cathy Lloyd is Professor of Health Studies at The Open University, UK. She has an international reputation for research in the psychosocial field of diabetes. Her research includes work on diabetes and mental health taking an inclusive approach to her work and promoting positive and appropriate language for clinical encounters between people with diabetes, obesity and health care professionals. She teaches health and social care to undergraduates and supervises a number of doctoral students. Professor Lloyd leads the Community Interventions Network for Diabetes and Depression (CoIN-DD), a collaborative research group for academics, researchers and clinicians in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania. She is the Project Lead for a global study in 15 countries, the International Prevalence and Treatment of Diabetes and Depression (INTERPRET-DD) Study investigating the prevalence of recognised and unrecognised depression, diabetes-related emotional distress, and the country-specific care pathways that are initiated to treat co-morbid diabetes and depression.


Professor David Ndetei, Co-lead

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. You can find out more about David's work at The Africa Mental Health Research and Training Foundation.

Dr Christine Musyimi

The African Mental Health Research and Training Foundation, Kenya

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.

Victoria Mutiso

Dr Mutiso is a Clinical Psychologist and Researcher for the Africa Mental Health Research & Training Foundation. She is a member of the Faculty, Global Minds Program, Western University in collaboration with Africa Mental Health Foundation.


Wenceslaus Sseguya

Wenceslaus Sseguya is a Public Health Nutritionist and Researcher with MSc. in Global Public Health Nutrition and BSc. in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. He works with St Francis Nsambya Hospital Diabetes Centre and the East Africa Diabetes Study Group.

Other CoIN-DD team members:

  • Dr Christine Musyimi, The African Mental Health Research and Training Foundation, Kenya
  • Dr Silver Bahendeka, St Francis Nsambya Hospital, Uganda
  • Professor Maureen Mackintosh, The Open University, UK
  • Dr Aravinda Guntupalli, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Dr Cristina Santos, The Open University, UK
  • Ms Rosie Walker, Successful Diabetes, UK
  • Dr Abewaw Wassie, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Dr Meron Getachew, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Professor Andrew Swai, Muhimbili National Hospital, Tanzania
  • Faraja Chiwanga, Muhimbili National Hospital, Tanzania
  • Dr Said Bakari, Muhimbili National Hospital, Tanzania