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Centre for Mental Health and Society awarded British Council Grant

The School of Social Sciences is developing an important relationship with researchers in India. 

Professor Rob Poole and Professor Catherine Robinson from the Centre for Mental Health and Society have been successful in obtaining a Knowledge Economy Partnerships (KEP) grant from the British Council’s Internationalising Higher Education (IHE) framework programme. Professor Raveesh BN from Mysore Medical College, Karnataka leads the team from India.

The project has arisen from the Mysore Declaration, which brought together senior members of the newly founded Indian Forensic Mental Health Association (IForMHA), the European Violence in Psychiatry Research Group (EViPRG), and Bangor University.

The British Council grant will facilitate an exchange of knowledge and skills to develop research of international importance in the fields of coercion and human rights. The outcomes will inform policy development in India, the UK and elsewhere. The program will include dissemination of skills and knowledge which have a direct impact on education and training in both partner institutions. Professor Raveesh BN will be visiting Bangor University in September 2014 to work with the team in North Wales.

Publication date: 21 May 2014