Prakash B K



Prakash holds a postgraduate diploma in Social Sciences from Nepā School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Nepal, and a Master’s degree in Society and Politics from the University of Lancaster, U.K. At Notre Dame, his research investigates why caste as an important factor contributing to Dalits’ mental illness is excluded from Nepal’s biomedical mental health services and approaches and how caste shapes the interaction between psychiatrists/counselors and Dalit patients. He is interested in exploring the relationship between caste and mental health by drawing upon theoretical and methodological approaches, particularly from medical and psychological anthropology. His lived experiences of caste-based violence and involvement in mental health research projects introduced him to the field of ethnopsychology and global mental health. For the past ten years, Prakash has been actively involved in academic activism to contribute to achieving equality and social justice for Dalit communities across South Asia. He has been awarded the University Presidential Fellowship for his academic achievements.

You can check out some of his recent work here:

Rose-Clarke, K., Hassan, E., BK, P. et al., “A Cross-cultural Interpersonal Model of Adolescent Depression: A Qualitative Study in Rural Nepal”, Social Science & Medicine,

Rose-Clarke, K., Pradhan, I., Shrestha, P., BK, P. et al. “Culturally and developmentally adapting group interpersonal therapy for adolescents with depression in rural Nepal”. BMC Psychol 8, 83 (2020).