Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine - Barts and The London

Professor Kamaldeep Bhui

Kamaldeep

Centre Lead, Centre for Psychiatry

Email: k.s.bhui@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: Tel: +44 (0) 20 7882 2012
Room Number: 2.02 Old Anatomy Building

Profile

BSc (Pharmacy), MBBS, MSc (Epid), MSc (Mental Health Studies), MD (Res), FRCPsych, Dipl. Clin. Psychotherapy. Dip. LSHTM

 

Professor Bhui is Head of Centre for Psychiatry and Deputy Director of the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine at Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry, at QMUL and editor of British Journal of Psychiatry, and College Editor chairing the publications management board of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

He is Director of the Synergi Collaborative Centre on ethnic inequalities, severe mental illness and multiple disadvantage (www.synergicollaborativecentre.co.uk ); Director of the Cultural Consultation Service at QMUL (www.Culturalconsultation.org ) and Director of MSc Creative Arts & Mental Health.

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; Member of the QMUL Arts and Cultural Strategy Committee, 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 (www.careif.org), 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

  • 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

Publications

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Expertise

Epidemiology and screening: work stress, chronic fatigue, suicide, common mental disorders, psychoses, hepatitis, dementia, cancer, and health inequalities
Anthropology: teams and organisations, religiosity, ethnography
Health Services Research: care pathways, homelessness, compulsory detention, ethnic inequalities
Cultural Psychiatry: cultural identity, homeless, race, ethnicity, refugee status, discrimination and social exclusion.
Chronic Disease & Co-Morbidities