Mohamed Ibrahim, PhD (abd), MSW, RN

Mohamed completed his Masters of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis and is completing PhD in health sciences at Simon Fraser University.  Mohamed’s other academic and professional training includes; registered nursing and psychiatric nursing from Kenya Medical Training College, Nairobi. Upon completion of his MSW, he attended Harvard University’s program in refugee trauma and recovery and awarded certificate in global mental health.  Mohamed also completed 1 year of clinical addiction fellowship in 2017 at the British Columbia Center for Substance Use.

Mohamed joins UBC School of Social Work as an Assistant Professor and currently holds a faculty teaching position at Kwantlen Polytechnic University teaching global health and community mental health courses. He has taught at Douglas College, BC, and SOS Herman Gmeiner School of Nursing, Mogadishu, Somalia, in the past.

His clinical work as a social worker and RN covers 20 years as community health nurse in Kenya, refugee health with Medicines Sans Frontiers at Dadaab refugee camp, mental health and addiction in Canada and USA where has worked in acute, tertiary and community mental health.

Mohamed’s research focuses on refugee mental health and addiction, critical psychiatry and global mental health. His book chapter on “Mental health in Africa: human rights approach to decolonization” was published by U of T Press in 2017. A co-authored 2nd chapter “Dangerous discourses: masculinity, coercion and psychiatry’ in the Canadian mental health system is in press (Palgrave Macmillan). Mohamed’s doctoral research focuses on refugee mental health and substance use in Canada and East Africa.