Suman Fernando

Honorary Senior Lecturer in Mental Health
Centre for Migration and Social Care
University of Kent, UK

Suman Fernando is a retired anti-racist psychiatrist who worked as a consultant psychiatrist in Enfield (Middlesex) for over twenty years until mid-1993. He has lectured widely on issues of ‘race’, racism and culture in the mental health field in both UK and Canada, in addition to serving on the Mental Health Act Commission for nine years until 1995 where he chaired its National Standing Committee on Race and Culture. His is also the author of several books, including Cultural Diversity, Mental Health and Psychiatry. The Struggle Against Racism (2003), Mental Health, Race and Culture (1991 and 2002), Forensic Psychiatry, Race and Culture (1998). Currently, Dr. Fernando is a visiting professor in the Department of Applied Social Science at London Metropolitan University and an honorary senior lecturer in mental health at the University of Kent.