Neil Quinn is a Reader in Social Work and Social Policy and Co-Director of the Centre for Health Policy, University of Strathclyde. Neil has 20 years’ experience in social work, community development and public health and has a specific interest in global public health and social welfare policy. He has worked on programmes at a community, national and international level with groups experiencing significant inequalities, including people with mental health problems and asylum seekers and refugees. Recent projects include being an advisor to the World Health Organisation on mental health rights; co-editing “Public Mental Health: Global Perspectives”; and co-authoring of a handbook implementing the UNCRC Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children.