Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim, PhD, MSW, RN completed his Doctor of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Mohamed’s other academic and professional training includes; Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, Registered Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing from Kenya Medical Training College, Nairobi. Upon completion of 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 at the British Columbia Center on Substance Use.

Mohamed joins UBC School of Social Work as an assistant professor and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in health and addiction. He has previously taught at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Douglas College in BC and SOS Herman Gmeiner School of Nursing, Mogadishu, Somalia.

His clinical work as 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.

Winter 2019

SOWK440B Integrative Seminars in Social Work - INTGRTV SEM SOWK Sections

A series of seminars offered during the final term of studies which address salient issues in social policy and social work practice and draw upon combined knowledge from social work and related disciplines.

Ibrahim, M (2014). Mental health in Kenya: Not yet Uhuru. Disability and the Global South, Vol.1, No. 2, 393-400

Ibrahim, M, & Morrow, M (2015). Weaning off colonial psychiatry in Kenya. Journal in Ethics of Mental Health. Open Volume 1:1-6

Ibrahim, M & AlKusayer, N (2016). Imam’s role in providing psychosocial support to traumatizedMuslim refugees and immigrants in Vancouver, Canada. African Journal of Traumatic Stress. Vol 5-1:22-36

Ibrahim, M. (2017) Mental Health in Africa: Human rights approaches to decolonization. InMorrow, M & Malcoe, LH (Eds.). Critical Inquiries: Theories and Methodologies for Social Justice in Mental Health. University of Toronto Press. Toronto.

Van Veen, C, Ibrahim, M & Morrow, M (in press). Dangerous discourses : masculinity, coercion
and psychiatry. In Kilty, J & Del, E (Eds.). Containing madness : gender and ‘psy’ in institutional Contexts. Palgrave Macmillan.