Kirkland Newman

Kirkland Newman is an anglo-american journalist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, specialising in integrative mental health. She founded and runs the successful integrative mental health website, MindHealth360, which provides free information and resources on integrative mental health and functional medicine psychiatry to those suffering from mental health issues, their friends, family and health practitioners. She also founded and hosts The MindHealth360 Show, which interviews leading integrative mental health practitioners from around the world.Prior experience includes fundraising and business development for the Prince’s Trust, where she founded Europe’s largest hip hop festival with Jay-Z, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, and others; working as a strategic planner for IBM software at Ogilvy & Mather, New York; co-founding the music web services company Musiclegal.com; and working for The Rockefeller Brothers Fund. She also co-founded and is a trustee of The Horizon Foundation, which helps educate and support young refugees from the Middle East and Asia; and directed and produced a short, fundraising documentary for Wish, a UK charity which helps women with mental health issues in prisons, secure hospitals, and the community. She has a first class BA/MA in Modern Languages and Literature from Oxford University; an MSc in European Studies from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); and an MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). She published “The Battle over Victimhood; roles and implications of narratives of suffering in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict“, in "Narrating Conflict in the Middle East: Discourse, Image and Communication Practices in Lebanon and Palestine".