Prof Dato’ Dr Andrew Mohanraj Chandrasekaran

Mental Health Policy Advisor

Prof. Dato’ Dr Andrew Mohanraj is a psychiatrist by profession and served the Ministry of Health Malaysia for 12 years before taking up an international assignment with an NGO after the Asian Tsunami of 2004 in Aceh Indonesia, The Philippines (post-disaster) and Timor Leste (post-conflict).

He is also actively involved in the mainstreaming of mental health issues in Malaysia as the President of the Malaysian Mental Health Association (since 2018) and Policy Advisor to the Green Ribbon Group Malaysia. Besides running his psychiatric practice in Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, he is engaged in periodic consultancy to provide mental health services to refugees and asylum seekers whose intended destination is Australia and is a Professor of Psychiatry at Taylor's University Medical School.

Dr Mohanraj also served two terms as a member of the Mental Health Promotion Advisory Council to the Minister of Health Malaysia and a member of the National Council for Persons with Disabilities, in which he served two terms consecutively. He is currently serving his second term as a member of the Board of Directors of the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH). Beginning 16th July 2021, Dr Andrew Mohanraj has taken up a consultancy with the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office as a Mental Health and Substance Abuse Consultant

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