lauren_ban_0Lauren Ban, PhD,is currently a Senior Research Fellow with the Centre for International Mental Health in Melbourne, Australia. She has recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Transcultural Psychiatry at the Jewish General Hospital/McGill University and Cultural Psychology at Concordia University. Her PhD in social and cultural psychology explored folk perceptions of mental disorder among people with East Asian (primarily Chinese Singaporean) and Australian cultural backgrounds. Her work now looks at explanatory models of mental illness, resilience, recovery and psychological stigma from a cultural psychologyperspective.