Adjunct Professor Anil Thapliyal has a passion for improving people’s health and wellbeing through the application of information communication technology seamlessly integrated within people’s health care. He completed his postgraduate qualifications in Mental Health and Counselling field from the University of Auckland. Based on his longstanding work with the National Depression Initiative (The Lowdown and The Journal), in New Zealand, he decided to focus on the broader e-Mental Health domain and is professionally focused on the implementation of E-Mental Health programmes and services. As a result, his work now is at the interface of the e-Mental Health Implementation Science which involves active consideration of 1) policy imperatives (public health, Primary Care, Secondary Care), 2) service user engagement in co-design, 3) evidence based approaches (Science), 4) collaboration with the industry and 5) aligning tools within the clinical workflow of practice environment & workforce development considerations. He has advised many Government Departments in New Zealand, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, and the USA and has led the development of key e-Mental Health strategy work including:
Key Governance Roles
e-Mental Health Working Group, International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (Sponsored by the Governments of the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Ireland & Sweden).
Centre for Applied Research and Evaluation International Foundation (CAREIF), Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, England;
Joint Advisory Group, National Depression Initiative, Ministry of Health, and Health Promotion Agency, Wellington.