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

Professor of Cultural Psychiatry & Epidemiology, Hon Consultant Psychiatrist

Centre for Psychiatry
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Tel: +44 (0) 20 7882 2012


Professor Bhui works as a clinical academic psychiatrist in London. 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.
He is Director at the Cultural Consultation Service at QMUL ( and Director of MSc Psychological Therapies, MSc Transcultural Mental Healthcare at QMUL and MSc Mental Health & Law.

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.

Professor Bhui is President of WACP and Public Health Lead at the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

He is editor of British Journal of Psychiatry, and International Journal of Culture and Mental Health.

He is on the editorial board of Transcultural Psychiatry, Ethnicity and Health, Int.J.Social Psychiatry, and Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.


  • 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
  • Cultural & Organisational Consultation
  • Public Mental Health: Policy & Workforce Development
  • Mental Health Policy Development & Evaluation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Health Outcomes: development and use to improve safety and quality


  • 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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