Ananda Galappatti

Ananda Galappatti is a medical anthropologist and a practitioner in the field of mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) in situations of conflict, disaster and other adverse social conditions. His work in this field over the past 18 years has been mostly in Sri Lanka, where he's been involved in training, research, evaluation and coordination of services. Ananda was a co-founder of the journal Intervention and serves on its editorial board. He is a co-founder and managing board member of the MHPSS Network online platform. Ananda is an affiliated fellow of the Social Policy Analysis & Research Centre (SPARC) at the University of Colombo, and also a visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Graduate Studies there. He is currently also a member of the Advisory Board of the Mental Health Innovation Network.

In 2010, Ananda co-founded The Good Practice Group, a social business for the development of MHPSS services, and he serves as its honorary director for strategy.

Ananda currently lives in Batticaloa, on the East coast of Sri Lanka.