Professor David Ndetei
David M Ndetei is Professor of Psychiatry University of Nairobi, Kenya, Founding Director Africa Mental Health Research and Training Foundation (AMHRTF) and Director World Psychiatric Association Collaborating Centre for Research and Training, Kenya.
Over the last 20 years, AMHRTF has become the leading centre in the region in mental health research. It has partnerships and collaborators across Africa, many countries both in Low and Middle-Income Countries and High-Income Countries.
Our emphasis is on the community approach for innovative interventions that are social-culturally context appropriate, affordable, available, accessible and evidence-based with potential for critical reach.
AMHRTF takes a family oriented, multi-disciplinary, multi-stakeholder and policy makers approach to research from design, implementation and validation of results for shared ownership and therefore seamless transition from research/programs to policy and practice uptake.
Recently, he was ranked as one of the two top scientific researchers in Kenya.
He has 394 scholarly publications including authoring 6 books and 21 monographs and another book at an advanced stage of preparation that involves 158 contributors drawn globally but mainly from Africa. He is also a co-editor in the ongoing revision of the Tasman Text book of Psychiatry, mainly used in the USA.
He is a member of various professional bodies and honorary official of various academic Institutions and Associations across the globe.