Professor Lena Robinson PhD is Professor of Social Work and Human Services at Central Queensland University, Australia. Previously she was Professor of Social Work at the University of the West of Scotland. She is an international scholar, who has delivered guest/public lectures and conference papers in India, South Africa, Ethiopia, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Australia, Canada and United States. She has also worked at the Universidade de Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique. Professor Robinson has published and researched widely in the field of race, ethnicity, cross-cultural psychology and social work practice. Her research interest is in the field of cross-cultural and cross-national research. It involves developing cross-cultural perspectives in psychology and social work. Her scholarship and international recognition in the area of race, diversity and social work practice is reflected in the invitation she received in 2001 from the Social Work Program at Central Connecticut State University, USA, to participate as a Fulbright scholar-in-residence. She has published several single authored books and has recently been requested to write a book on ‘International perspectives on mental health issues and minority groups’. She has published in refereed and professional journals and contributed chapters to major social work texts edited by leading academics in the field of social work theory and practice. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work (from October 2003) and British Journal of Social Work (from January 2006-2010). She is currently involved in a number of research projects including an international study of mutual intercultural relations in plural societies and a study of suicide and parasuicide in India.