RANZCP Congress 2018 Speaker Professor Kamaldeep BhuiProfessor of Cultural Psychiatry and Epidemiology, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
Professor Kamaldeep Bhui is Professor of Cultural Psychiatry & Epidemiology at Queen Mary University of London and Head of Department in the Centre for Psychiatry he is also an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in East London Foundation Trust and a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. He is Editor of the British Journal of Psychiatry as well as International Journal of Culture and Mental Health. Professor Bhui trained at United Medical and Dental Schools at Guys and St Thomas’ qualifying in 1988. He completed his higher psychiatric training in London and, by 1992, secured a Wellcome Training Fellowship to progress research and secured a first consultant appointment in 1999, followed by a Senior Lecturer and Professorial post at Queen Mary University of London in 2000 & 2003 respectively. His research and practice interests on health include social exclusion, work characteristics, cultural psychiatry, epidemiology, health services research and psychological therapies. He has undertaken original research with communities to understand the complex process of radicalisation and provides evidence on how it works and who is vulnerable.
Professor Bhui is Director at the Cultural Consultation Service at Barts and is Director of MSc Psychological Therapies, MSc Transcultural Mental Healthcare, MSc in Mental Health and Law and MSc in Creative Arts and Mental Health. He is also the co-founder of Careif, an international mental health charity based in London that promotes work for young people and their health through culture, sport and arts. In 2017 he was awarded a CBE for services to mental health research.