Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences


Professor Sushrut Jadhav

Academic position: Professor of Cultural Psychiatry; Consultant Psychiatrist for the Homeless, Camden & Islington NHS FT

Department: Psychiatry

Email: s.jadhav@ucl.ac.uk

Website: Sushrut Jadhav


Dr Sushrut Jadhav is a street psychiatrist and clinician anthropologist in London, UK. He works as Professor of Cultural Psychiatry, University College London, & Consultant Psychiatrist, Camden Homeless Outreach Services & Islington Mental Health Rehabilitation Services. He is also a Lead Clinician, Cultural Consultation Service, Camden and Islington Community Health and Social Care Trust. Dr Jadhav is Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief, Anthropology and Medicine journal (Taylor & Francis, UK). His current interests include mental health dimensions of marginal groups with a focus on Caste in India. 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 social defeat amongst Dalits (former ‘untouchables’), identity distress among 'upper-ed' and 'forward-ed' Castes in India, mental health dimensions of  human-animal relationship, and addressing digital oppression in Human-Artificial Intelligence relationship.

Research Projects:

Cultural psychological dimensions of peoples at the 'margins' and at the 'centres' of societies across UK and India