Anil Thapliyal


Anil’s work  is at the interface of the e-Mental Health Implementation Science which involves active consideration of

·      policy imperatives (Public Health, Primary Care, Secondary Care)

·      service user engagement in co-design

·      evidence based approaches (Science)

·      collaboration with the industry and

·      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:

·      On-line Mental Health and Addictions Strategy (2012), Department of Health and Community Services, St John’s, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada;

·      e-Mental Health in Canada (2014): Transforming the Mental Health System Using Technology - A Briefing Document, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Ottawa, Canada;

·      Being an integral part of the team developing “Advice on Innovative Technologies in e-Mental Health (2014): Briefing Paper for the National Mental Health Commission of Australia alongside Associate Professor Jane Burns, providing input on International approaches to guiding e-Mental Health, Telehealth: definition, opportunities and risks around access, Websites and telephone helplines: Medico-legal & ethical issues and e-Mental Health Records;

·      Deliver an address in Manila, Philippines to talk about the role of online/digital technologies in patient/service user engagement, online screening, early brief interventions, self-help, self-management and treatment in the provision of mental health care - World Psychiatry Association (WPA) (February 2016);

·    Presented to the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) on “Technology-based Approaches to Prevention, Assessment and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders” in Vancouver;

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).

International Advisor:   

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.

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