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Wolfson Institute of Population Health

Professor Kamaldeep Bhui


Honorary Professor, Centre for Psychiatry




Professor Bhui is editor of British Journal of Psychiatry, and College Editor chairing the publications management board of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is Professor of Psychiatry and Hon Consultant Psychiatrist at University of Oxford.

He is Director of the Synergi Collaborative Centre on ethnic inequalities, severe mental illness and multiple disadvantage (

He is a member of the Deanery of the School of Medicine and Dentistry; Deputy Lead of the Mental Health Theme of the North Thames CLAHRC/ARC. He is former Public Health Lead at the Royal College of Psychiatrists (2012-2015) and now Chairs PHE’s Advisory Committee on Mental Health Campaigns. He is a member of the advisory group of the Mental Health Policy Research Unit at UCL and KCL.

He is also the co-founder of Careif (, an international mental health charity that promotes work for young people and their health through culture, sport and arts. He was a founding member of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry and President of WACP 2012-2015, when QMUL hosted the World Congress of Cultural Psychiatry

He qualified in Medicine at the United Medical Schools of Guy's & St Thomas in 1988, and subsequently worked at the Maudsley, Institute of Psychiatry, Guy's, King's, St Thomas' Hospitals and Medical Schools being appointed to his first consultant clinical academic post as a senior lecturer in 2000. He was appointed Professor in 2003 at QMUL. Previously he was a Wellcome Training Fellow in Health Services Research and Senior Medical Officer in the policy research programme at Department of Health. 



Research Interests:

  • Suicide and harm-harm prevention
  • Therapeutic communication and ethnicity
  • Violence, extremism and mental illness
  • Cultural epidemiology of depression, psychosis and suicide outcomes
  • Ethnic inequalities in access to services and improving outcomes
  • First episode psychosis and pathways to care
  • Cultural consultation interventions for migrants’ mental health care
  • Explanatory models interview as assessment and intervention
  • Screening among immigrants and ethnic groups
  • Quality of life in cancer survivors
  • Quality of life and preventive intervention for trauma victims
  • Work stress: Gem Study


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