Opportunity to review funding applications in mental health research in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs)

12 June, 2019

The RIGHT programme forms part of the UK Government’s commitment to Overseas Development Assistance. It is a funding programme to support innovative multidisciplinary research, which enables UK academic groups with outstanding international reputations to work in partnership with institutions in low-and middle-income countries to address health needs in their country.

The National Institute for Health Research based in the UK is responsible for managing the RIGHT programme. A big part of what we do involves creating opportunities for patients and communities to get involved in research in a number of ways.

How can you get involved?

We are currently inviting patients and community members living with a mental health condition or who are carers for someone with mental health, to help us review funding applications on mental health research. The research areas will improve mental health support so that people living with mental health in low-and middle-income countries have the best care in place to help them live well.

We are particularly interested in hearing from people living in the following countries: South Africa, India, China, Lebanon, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Zambia, Malaysia, Argentina, Peru and Columbia.

If you are interested in reviewing an application, please download an expression of interest form from here:


Please email your response to ccfppi@nihr.ac.uk by 30 June 2019.

For more information, please visit our website www.nihr.ac.uk or email us on ccfppi@nihr.ac.uk

HIFA profile: David Chandler has diverse experience, being involved in the UK voluntary sector since 1993. He has held the posts of coordinator of the Skin Care Campaign at the National Eczema Society, general manager at Teaching Aids at Low Cost, an international healthcare training and education NGO, Chief Executive of the Psoriasis Support Trust and also co-founded and jointly managed the Psoriatic Arthropathy Alliance with his wife Julie. During this time David has been a patient advocate, and given presentations on the patient perspective in Europe and the US, written and published articles, developed awareness campaigns and been involved in the development of both quantitative and qualitative research. David is currently Chief Executive of PAPAA - The Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance a UK patient charity. Prior to moving into healthcare advocacy he worked in commercial business. David is also involved in other committees as expert patient and lay public representative, including the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Commission for Human Medicine (CHM)and INVOLVE at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). David also has a keen interest in social inclusion and equality issues. davidchandler AT btconnect.com