Is psychosis a syndemic manifestation of historical and contemporary adversity?

Prof. Kamaldeep Bhui is Professor of Psychiatry at Dept of Psychiatry and Nuffield Dept of Primary Health Care Sciences at University of Oxford, Hon. Consultant Psychiatrist at East London and Oxford Health Foundation Trusts; Honorary Professor and former Head of Centre for Psychiatry, Barts & the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, at Queen Mary University of London; former Public Health Lead and now Chair of the Publications Management Board and Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Psychiatry Editor at Royal College of Psychiatrists. Bhui is Director of the World Psychiatric Association Collaborating Centre in Research, Training, Policy, and Practice, UK. He is an editorial board member of BJPsychOpen, Transcultural Psychiatry, International Journal of Social Psychiatry, and Arts & Health; and advisor to the editorial boards of Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Psychiatry and Neurosciences, and World Social Psychiatry.

He is PI for:

* The UKRI funded ATTUNE programme on developing and testing creative arts and digital research and interventions for young people with adverse childhood experiences (£3.8m). * The NIHR funded Co-Pact study investigating mental health act use among ethnically diverse people using photovoice methods, and codesign of interventions to reduce inequalities (£700,000). * Barts Charity Funded Intrepid Study of inflammation and depression in chronic kidney disease (£300,000). * Lankelly Chase Funded Synergi Collaborative Centre, investigating the causes and remedies for ethnic inequalities in severe mental illness (£1.25m).

Bhui studied Pharmacology (BSc, 1985) at UCL and Medicine (MBBS, 1982-1988) at United Medical and Dental Schools of Guys and St Thomas’ (now King’s College). He holds postgraduate qualifications in psychiatry, mental health studies, epidemiology, and psychotherapy. He completed clinical training in London, secured a first Consultant appointment in 1999, followed in 2000 and 2003 by Consultant/Senior Lecturer and Consultant/Professorial posts in East London Foundation Trust and Queen Mary University of London, before his current post. He is a founder and former Trustee of Careif, and currently a Trustee of Centre for Mental Health and ThinkAhead.