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Academic to edit psychiatry journal

popular academic of Indian ancestry has been appointed to the prestigious post of Editor of the British Journal of Psychiatry (BJP).

Kenya-born Professor Kamaldeep Bhui will lead the most widely read and respected publications in the medial world, published from London.

The British Journal of Psychiatry is one of the world’s leading psychiatric journals and is essential reading for psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and all professionals with an interest in mental health.

“BJP is a leading scientific journal for publishing research on psychiatric disorders, psychiatric illness, mental health and wellbeing. The journal publishes cutting edge research on innovative and new treatments and mental health care organisations in general,” Dr Bhui said.

He said that the post carried a great responsibility to search for the best science that offers the most hope and positive recovery outcomes. The field of care for mental illness is rapidly changing with progress in primary care and the community. The influence of policy and global movements to protect dignity and rights is significant.

Dr Bhui is Professor of Cultural Psychiatry and Epidemiology at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London and a Consultant Psychiatrist at East London NHS Foundation Trust. He is also President of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry.

Extensive research

He has undertaken extensive research on unexplained medical complaints, mental illness, suicide, Mental Health Act detentions, ethnic inequalities of pathways to care, racism, discrimination, violence and Public Mental Health.

His focus is on how the best quality care, safety and access to treatment can be achieved in services, and how to encourage resilience and wellbeing. His clinical work is across some of the most deprived areas in UK. His current post involves assessment and treatment of people with complex personality disorders alongside other psychiatric and social problems.

Multicultural approach

Careif Co-Founder and Director Albert Persaud said that Dr Bhui encapsulates all aspects of culture, humanities and arts into mental health, research and practice.

“These are now transforming mental health thinking around body and mind. He will add this significant reservoir of knowledge and expertise to this role to improve mental health understanding,” he said.

Mr Persaud said that under Professor Bhui’s leadership, BJP will focus on publishing cutting edge papers that promise changes to practice and policy, and new research leading to better treatment outcomes.

Careif is a charity with relationships and interests in UK, Asia, Middle East, Europe, Africa, New Zealand, the Americas and the Caribbean.

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