Dr Chesmal Siriwardhana Memorial Lecture: Outside the asylum: Protecting mental health in complex emergencies- 10th October 12.45 – 1.45pm Hybrid (London & Online)

The Centre for Global Mental Health is hosting the Memorial Lecture in person, and online, on the 10th October 2023 (World Mental Health Day) between 12:45-1:45PM (UK time).

The Lecture Series is held annually in memory of  Dr Chesmal Siriwardhana, who died tragically in an accident in London. Chesmal was a talented young researcher, whose focus of work was in mental health and humanitarian setting, with a particular interest in Sri Lanka. The lectures follow this theme each year.

This year the lecture will be given by Dr Lynne Jones, who will speak on the topic of ‘Protecting Mental Health in Complex Emergencies’.

Please register your attendance using the link at the bottom of this page:


At the time of his tragic demise, Dr Chesmal Siriwardhana was also a Vice President of the Association of Professional Sri Lankans UK (APSL).