Linked Programmes

Meet the people

The SCIMITAR-SA programme is a significant collaboration of organisations who come together from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and the UK. Individuals and teams from these partners institutions all make a valuable contribution to the aims of the programme. You can find a list of our partners below showing the people involved in our activities.

Community Health Initiatives and Priorities (CHIP) foundation
ARK Foundation (ARK), Bangladesh

Professor Rumana Huque

Executive Director, ARK Foundation, and University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr Helal Ahmed

Associate Professor

Professor Sohel Reza Choudhury

Professor, National Heart Foundation Hospital & Research Institute, Dhaka
Pakistan Institute of Living & Leaning (PILL)
University of York (UoY), UK

Faraz Siddiqui

Assistant Professor Global Health and Epidemiology

Professor Najma Siddiqi

Centre for IMPACT Mental Health research theme (SPIRIT-D) Lead; Centre for IMPACT Research Capacity Strengthening Working Group Co-Lead; Clinical Professor in Psychiatry

Professor Simon Gilbody

Professor of Psychological Medicine & Psychiatric Epidemiology
Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), Pakistan

Professor Asad Nizami

Lead, Mental Health research theme; Director of IoP, Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi Medical University
National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), India

Professor Pratima Murthy

Joint Lead, SCIMITAR-SA; Professor of Psychiatry and Director of NIMHANS

Dr. Krishna Prasad M

Additional Professor of Psychiatry