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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Transcultural Special Interest Group

Transcultural SIG Executive Committee

TSIG supports policy and practise to improve the care of socially excluded and marginalised groups where culture is influential in the expression and management of mental distress.

We also need to continue work in teaching, training and curriculum development to ensure that cultural competency remains an essential component in the assessment of the clinical competencies of all psychiatrists.


Executive Committee


Member Year of joining Position
Dr Shahid Latif 2016 Chair
Dr Sarwat Nowrose 2016 Finance Officer
Dr Imran Malik 2016 Committee Member
Professor Alex Mitchell 2017 Academic Advisor
Dr Hasanen Al- Taiar 2016 Committee Member
Dr Kim Sadique 2016 Committee Member
Dr Manjunath Minajagi 2016 Committee Member
Dr Najat Khalifa 2016 Academic Advisor
Dr Bhanu Chadalavada 2017 Perinatal Advisor
Dr Yasir Abbasi 2017 Addictions Advisor
Dr Ina Los 2017 Committee Member
Dr Fabida Naushad 2017 Committee Member
Dr Gloria Dura Villa 2017 Committee Member
Dr Daniel Flecknoe 2017 Committee Member
Dr Raghu Raghavan 2017 Committee Member
Dr Max Malik 2016 Committee Member
Dr Olivia George 2016 Medical Student Committee Member
Dr Phoebe Linton 2016 Medical Student Committee Member



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World Association of Cultural Psychiatry

The WACP is an independently incorporated, non-profit, international scientific and educational organization. The main purpose of WACP is to promote the exchange of scientific knowledge, research initiatives and clinical experiences in the field of cultural psychiatry worldwide. Many national organizations of cultural psychiatry from different regions of the world, including our own Interest Group, are currently affiliated with the Association.

For more details about the WACP, as well as membership information, please visit the Association’s website.

The Second World Congress of Cultural Psychiatry took place in Orvieto, Italy, 26 - 29 September, 2009.


How to join

Membership is open to all Members of or Associates of the College. Others may be invited to join at the discretion of the Chair. To join, please complete our online application form or email the College Membership section.



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Clinical Topics in Cultural Psychiatry Edited by Rahul Bhattacharya, Sean Cross and Dinesh Bhugra