- 15.00 – 15.45: Bringing an ecological focus to psychosocial interventions for refugees and conflictaffected populations: Is a synthesis possible?
- 15.45-16.00: Break
- 16.00-17.00: continued lecture and discussion
Dr. Derrick Silove
Dr. Derrick Silove, AM, is a Scientia Professor in the School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales and a Board Member of the New South Wales Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS). He previously directed the Psychosocial Recovery and Recovery and Development (PRADET) emergency mental health program in Timor and was Chief Advisor to the development of the National Mental Health Service (Saude Mental) in that post-conflict country. He serves on several local, national, and international committees for survivors of war, persecution, and displacement, and was past Co-Chair of the International Committee for Refugees and Other Migrants (ICROM), World Federation for Mental Health. He and his colleagues undertook seminal research into the postmigration stresses, including detention, experienced by asylum seekers. He and his team have undertaken policy, training, development and research work in a range of countries and regions including Vietnam, Cambodia, the Former Yugoslavia and Africa; in recent years his work has focused on West Papuan refugees living in PNG, on the population of the autonomous territory of Bougainville, PNG, and amongst refugees from Myanmar, including the Rohingya, in Malaysia and Bangladesh. Prof Silove has published >450 scholarly works including books, book chapters, peer reviewed articles (>350), major reports, commentaries, letters, and policy documents, the majority focusing on issues in Global Mental Health and related fields of trauma, human rights, population mental health, and transcultural mental health. He and his team collaborate with a range of universities and other agencies worldwide (Johns Hopkins University, Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma, University of Copenhagen and UNHCR).