Roundtable with Prof Philip Baker on Mental Health and Immigrants: What Needs to be Done for Their Integration into the Society?

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 18:00 in Discussion Forums
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Where: Dialogue Society Leicester Branch, Leicester
Date: 8th January 2018
Time: 18:00

Dialogue Society Leicester branch held an event titled 'Mental Health and Immigrants: What needs to be done for their integration into the society?' with Prof Philip Baker. He talked about the phases of immigration, the problems that immigrants are facing and the current mechanisms in place to deal with these issues.

In discussion part, guests agreed that one of the primary barriers on integration is language. It is also discussed that managing expectations about immigrated country, economic problems, cultural differences and interpersonal communication (especially family of the individual) play important roles on integration.

About Philip Baker

Philip Newton Baker DM, FRCOG, FMedSci, is a British obstetrician, currently head of the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology at the University of Leicester. He gained academic degrees from the universities of Nottingham, Cambridge, and Pittsburgh and then held top academic positions at the University of Nottingham and the University of Manchester. Baker has over 400 scientific publications primarily in the field of pre-eclampsia and other obstetric topics.

He was dean of the Medical School at the University of Alberta. He resigned in 2011 after admitting that a graduation speech he had delivered was plagiarised from an American doctor, Atul Gawande. After the Alberta post Baker moved to New Zealand, taking a leading role at the National Centre of Growth and Development (Gravida) in Auckland.

He is a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Among his numerous textbooks is Obstetrics and Gynaecology: An evidence-based text for MRCOG, published by Taylor & Francis.

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