7 February 2020

Centre for Mental Health is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Kamaldeep Bhui as our newest trustee. As the Head of Centre for Psychiatry at Queen Mary University of London and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at East London NHS Foundation Trust, Kamaldeep brings a wide variety of experience to the Centre’s board. His work has included tackling health inequalities, cultural and preventive psychiatry, and working closely with communities in public mental health.

Kamaldeep’s experience is of assertive outreach and homelessness services, social and cultural psychiatry, epidemiology, health services research and psychological therapies (he is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist as well as a psychiatrist). Kamaldeep is the Editor of the British Journal of Psychiatry. He has a particular interest in young people’s mental health, violence prevention (including gender violence and extremism), and promoting and protecting health and wellbeing.

Speaking about his appointment to the board, Professor Bhui said:

I'm delighted to be joining the Centre for Mental Health, an incredible charitable organisation that has improved practice and policy on mental health for over three decades. I hope to strengthen research and evidence-based practice and policy, especially to protect the interests and welfare of underserved and excluded communities, including those with mental illnesses and other sources of discrimination, stigma and clustered disadvantage.

Chair of Trustees, Professor Dame Sue Bailey said: “Centre for Mental Health are both fortunate and excited to have Kamaldeep join the Board of the Centre. He brings with him from across all his richness of knowledge, skills and expertise a quality that lies at the very heart of the work of the Centre: a social justice approach to improving mental health outcomes for all.”