Psychiatry & Mental Health | Staff Profile

Professor Crick Lund


Tel +27 21 650 5506​


Director: Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health

Research Areas
Mental health policy
Services and the social determinants of mental health in low and middle-income countries


Current Research Projects

PRogramme for Improving Mental health carE (PRIME)
Africa Focus on Intervention Research for Mental health (AFFIRM)
Emerging Mental health systems in low and middle-income countries (EMERALD)

Selected Publications

Mall, S., Lund, C., Vilagut, G., Alonso, J., Williams, D.R., & Stein, D.J. (2014). Days out of role due to mental and physical illness in the South African Stress and Health Study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.  DOI 10.1007/s00127-014-0941-x.

Mangezi, W., Nhiwatiwa, S., Cowan, F., Chibanda, D., Hakim, J., Lund, C., & Abas, M. (2014). Improving Psychiatric Education and Research Capacity in Zimbabwe. Medical Education.  48: 1104–1132.

Mendenhall, E., De Silva, M.J., Hanlon, C., Petersen, I., Shidhaye, R., Jordans, M., Luitel, N., Ssebunnya, J., Fekadu, A., Patel, V., Tomlinson, M., Lund, C. (2014). Acceptability and feasibility of using non-specialist health workers to deliver mental health care: stakeholder perceptions from the PRIME district sites in Ethiopia, India, Nepal, South Africa, and Uganda. Social Science and Medicine. 118:33-42.

Charlson, F.J., Diminic, S., Lund, C., Degenhardt, L., & Whiteford, H.A., (2014) Mental and substance use disorders in Sub-Saharan Africa: predictions of epidemiological changes and mental health workforce requirements for the next 40 years. PLOS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0110208.

Pappin, M., Wouters, E., Booysen, F.L.R., Lund, C. (2014). Public sector antiretroviral treatment programme in South Africa: health care workers' attention to mental health problems. AIDS Care. DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2014.969674.

 Lund, C., Schneider, M., Davies, T., Nyatsanza, M., Honikman, S., Bhana, A., Bass, J., Bolton, P., Dewey, M., Joska, J., Kagee, A., Myer, L., Petersen, I., Prince, M., Stein, D.J., Thornicroft, G., Tomlinson, M., Alem, A., Susser, E. (2014). Task sharing of a psychological intervention for maternal depression in Khayelitsha, South Africa: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.Trials, 15(1), 457. doi:10.1186/1745-6215-15-457.

Brooke-Sumner, C., Lund, C. & Petersen, I. (2014). Perceptions of psychiatry disability amongst service users and caregivers. African Journal of Disability 3(1): Art. #146, 10 pages.

Schneider, M., Baron, E., Davies, T., Bass, J., Lund, C. (2015). Making assessment locally relevant: Measuring functioning for maternal depression in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.  DOI 10.1007/s00127-014-1003-0.

McClinton Appollis, T.,  Lund, C., De Vries, P.J.,  Mathews, C. (2015). Adolescent and adult experiences of being surveyed about violence and abuse: a systematic review of harms, benefits and regrets. American Journal of Public Health. 105(2): e31-45.

Brooke-Sumner, C., Petersen, I., Asher, L., Mall, S., Catherine O Egbe, C.O., & Lund, C. (2015). Systematic review of feasibility and acceptability of psychosocial interventions for schizophrenia in low and middle-income countries. BMC Psychiatry. 15:19. DOI: 10.1186/s12888-015-0400-6.

Luitel, N.P., Jordans, M.J.D., Adhikari, A., Upadhaya, N., Hanlon, C., Lund, C., & Komproe, I.H. (2015). Mental Health Care in Nepal: Current Situation and Challenges for Development of a District Mental Health Care Plan. Conflict and Health. 9:3. DOI 10.1186/s13031-014-0030-5.

Lund, C., (2015).  Poverty, inequality and mental health in low- and middle-income countries: time to expand the research and policy agendas. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences.  24(02): 97-99. doi:10.1017/S2045796015000050.