Mercian Daniel works at The george Institute for Global health as the Program Manager for Mental Health program. He has done his M.Phil. from Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi and his Ph.D. from JNU, New Delhi.
He has over 15 years of research and program implementation working in different capacities at Deptt. of Psychiatry, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi; IIMC, Dept. of Communication Research, New Delhi; Praxis, New Delhi and Save the Children, Calcutta. More recently, he was with PHFI working in reproductive health and urban health governance projects. He has also taught postgraduate students at Delhi School of Social Work, New Delhi and prepared MSW curriculum for St. Xavier’s University, Kolkata.
His research interest lies in evaluating the impact of different forms of anti-stigma campaigns in mental health, first person accounts of living with mental illness and its contribution to policy narratives, the social determinants and gradient in mental disorders.