Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Our Partners

Our Partners

ISOBAR brings together leading institutions from the UK, India, Nigeria and Canada.

We have study sites in India and Nigeria, which will be the focus of our activities in work packages 1 - 5.

Nigeria - University of Ibadan

Our partners in Nigeria are the College of MedicineLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window at the University of IbadanLink opens in a new window and are led by Professor Olayinka Omigbodun. The team in Nigeria will implement the intervention in schools in Ibadan.The University of Ibadan is a premier institute for mental health research in Africa and has been involved in World Health Organisation’s (WHO) mental health gap action programme (mhGAP) guide.

India - Schizophrenia Research Foundation (SCARF)

SCARF, based in Chennai, is a non-profit organisation providing care to patients with psychosis and a WHO-collaborating centre for schizophrenia research since 1996. The team at SCARF are led by Professor Thara Rangaswamy.

India - Indian Law Society, Centre for Mental Health Law & Policy (CMHLP)

Based in Pune, CMHLP is a non-profit organisation that enables people to lead healthy and fulfilling lives, with a specific focus on vulnerable & marginalised populations. The team in Pune are led by Dr Soumitra Pathare.

India - Postgraduate Institute for Medical Education & Research

Professor Jarnail Thakur is based in Chandigarth at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER).

PGIMER is a public medical university which is recognised as an “Institute of National Importance” (INI) for education, medical research and its training facilities.

Canada - McGill University

Dr Srividya Iyer from The Douglas Research CentreLink opens in a new window, affiliated with McGill University is one of ISOBARS co-investigators and brings an expertise in serious mental disorders in LMICs

United Kingdom - The University of Birmingham

In the U.K. the University of Warwick will also work with Prof Richard Lilford at the University of BirminghamLink opens in a new window