Sushrut Jadhav

Sushrut Jadhav

Sushrut Jadhav is a street psychiatrist and clinician anthropologist. He works as Professor of Cultural Psychiatry, University College London; Consultant Psychiatrist, Camden Homeless Outreach Services & Islington Mental Health Rehabilitation Services & Lead Clinician, Cultural Consultation Service, Camden and Islington Community Health and Social Care Trust. He is founding Editor of Anthropology and Medicine journal (Taylor & Francis, UK). Prof. Jadhav’s current interests include mental health dimensions of marginal groups with a focus on South Asia. He has taught extensively on medical anthropology and cultural psychiatry programmes, at several national and international Universities, and was advisor to DSM 5 Task Force for Cultural Formulation. Dr Jadhav currently supervises UCL doctoral and post-doctoral scholars conducting research on the cultural appropriateness of mental health theory and practice in low income nations with a specific focus on India. More recently, he is engaged in field testing cultural psychological therapy for Dalits (former ‘untouchables’) in India.

EDI is a forum, a network, and at UCL comprises an active passionate set of colleagues driving forward a vision that addresses UCL's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2015 – 2020.

My career in Cultural Psychiatry and Medical Anthropology is built upon and embodies core aspects of social justice in both academic and wider societal context. I am deeply aware of the fact that we do not start our life including our education on a level playing ground. This principle informs my work within UCL EDI, and in turn allows me to contribute toward its activities. EDI activities are thus expressed through my clinical, teaching, research, and policy contribution at UCL as well as in society across cultures.