Prof Dato' Dr. Andrew Mohanraj
Prof Dato' Dr. Andrew Mohanraj is a consultant Psychiatrist, Mental Health Development Adviser and the new medical director of Re: Life Clinic. He is also the President of the Selangor Mental Health Association, the President of Malaysian Health Association and is a member of the Board of Directors of the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH).
He has served the Ministry of Health Malaysia for 12 years until joining the international assignment for helping survivors of the Asian Tsunami of 2004. He is well-known for his pioneering work in the development of sustainable psychosocial rehabilitation services and aiding in removing physical restraints in people with chronic mental illness; in the post-disaster and conflict of Indonesia, Philippines and Timor Leste.
In 2012, under the prestigious purview of the then Prime minister’s department, called the Return of the Expert Programme by Talent Corporation, invited his expertise back into his home country. He has served two terms as a member of the Mental Health Promotion Advisory Council to the Minister of Health Malaysia. In 2013, in recognition of his international work in the promotion of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), he was appointed by the then Acting Minister for Community Development as a member of the National Council for Persons with Disabilities, in which he served two terms consecutively.
In recent years he had joined the Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine (in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medical School , Baltimore) as Associate Professor in Psychiatry and its first Director of Clinical Clerkship. He periodically provides consultancy on mental health services. He has also taken up an academic position as Professor of Psychiatry at Taylor’s University Medical School , Malaysia.
He still continues his consultancy work for local and international government and non-government organisations. He periodically , for providing periodic consultancy and mental health services to refugees and asylum seekers whose intended destination is Australia.
He is an avid animal lover and advocate for animal rights, he has recently taken up the challenge of assuming the post of President of the recently registered Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Malaysia.
Area of Expertise:
Mental Health Development Adviser
Associate Professor in Psychiatry
Director of Clinical Clerkship
Fellowship in Community Psychiatry (Melbourne)