Luis Salvador-Carulla



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Luis Salvador-Carulla is the professor of mental health and the Deputy Director of the Health Research Institute, University of Canberra. He has previously been the head of the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Research School of Population Health, Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra (Australia) (2017-2021); and head of the Mental Health Policy Unit, at the Brain and Mind Centre of the University of Sydney (2014-2017). 

His main field of interest is decision support tools for the analysis of complex health systems and policy in public health with a special focus on mental health, ageing, disability and intellectual developmental disorders. He has been advisor to the Government of Catalonia and the Government of Andalucia (Spain), the Spanish Ministry of Health, the European Commission (EC) and the World Health Organisation  (WHO). He coordinated the European Commission (EC) project eDESDE-LTC for the development of an European classification of services  for long term and he participated as national coordinator in the EC project Refinement to develop a toolkit for the assessment of financing of mental health systems, and PECUNIA for producing standards units in costs analysis in Europe. He has coordinated the Integrated Atlas of Mental Health Project for mapping mental health services in over 30 health areas around the World. He received the Leon Eisenberg Award of the Harvard Medical School in 2012; the Tom Trauer Award Evaluation and Research Award for his contribution to mental health service research in Australia in 2022, the Research Impact Award of the Faculty of Health and the Research Excellence Award of the  University of Canberra in 2023, and the Malaspina Award also in 2023.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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