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Professor Dinesh K Bhugra  MA,MSc,MBBS,FRCPsych,MPhil,PhD
Mental Health and Cultural Diversity
Dean,The Royal College of Psychiatrists

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Institute of Psychiatry
Box  P025
De Crespigny Park
United Kingdom, SE5 8AF

location 105
David Goldberg Centre
departmentsHealth Service and Population Research


Dinesh Bhugra received his undergraduate training at the Armed Forces Medical College, Poona University, India, his general psychiatric training at Leicester University and higher psychiatric training on the Bethlem & Maudsley SR Rotation Scheme. He attained further degrees in Sociology (MSc) and Social Anthropology (MA) in London and a PhD in 1999. In 1994 he was appointed Senior Lecturer & Honorary Consultant at the Institute of Psychiatry and promoted to Reader in Cultural Psychiatry in 2000 and appointed to Chair of mental Health and Cultural Diversity in 2002. He heads the Section of cultural psychiatry and has developed training materials for teaching cultural formulations which have been used in Denmark and piloted in the UK.
His main research interests are Psychosexual medicine, Cross-cultural psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Pathways into psychiatric care, Deliberate self-harm and Primary Care. He has authored/co-authored over 200 papers,40 chapters and is co-author/editor of 14 books, most recent volume on Culture and Self-Harm.He has a Textbook of Psychitary in South Asia and Mad Tales from Bollywood due out later this year.

activities and interests

Research in cultural psychiatry,sexual dysfunction and sexual variation.

teaching activities

Teaching medical students,psychiatric and psychology trainees
Running management training courses for Specialist registrars


Bhugra D. (2002): Suicidal Behaviour in South Asians in the UK. Crisis 23,108-113.
Bhui K.S., Bhugra D. & Goldberg D (2002): Causal explanations of distress and general practitioners’ assessments of common mental disorders: a study of Punjabi and English attendees. Soc Psych Psychiat Epidem. 37,38-45
Jacob K.S., Bhugra D. & Mann A. (2002): A randomised controlled trial of an educational intervention for depression among Asian women in primary care in the UK. Int J Soc Psych,48,139-148,
Bhugra D. & Bhui K.S. (2002): Is the Oedipal complex universal? Problems for sexual and relationship therapy across cultures. Sex & Rel Therap. 17, 69-86
Suleiman S., Bhugra D. & De Silva P. (2003):Symptoms of depression in women in Dubai: a pilot study. J of Eu Psych 17,23-33
Bhugra D., Thompson N., Singh J. & Fellow-Smith E. (2003): Inception rates of attempted suicide in South Asian adolescents in West London. International J of Social Psych ,49,247-250
Bhugra D. & Bhui K.S. (2002): Eating disorders in teenagers in East London. European Eating Disorders Review 11,46-57
Coid J., Petruckevitch A., Bebbington P., Brugha T., Bhugra D., Jenkins R., Farrell M., Lewis G. & Singleton N (2002): Ethnic differences in prisoners I. Criminality and psychiatric morbidity. Br J Psych 181,473-480
Coid J., Petruckevitch A., Bebbington P., Brugha T., Bhugra D., Jenkins R., Farrell M., Lewis G. & Singleton N (2002): Ethnic differences in prisoners II. Risk factors and psychiatric service use. Br J Psych 181,481-487
Mallet R,Leff J,Bhugra D, PZhao (2002):Social environment ethnicity and schizophrenia SocPsychPsyEpidem_37,329-335
Bhugra D,Mastrogiani A, Maharajh H Harvey S, (2003):Prevalence of bulimia nervosa in Trinidad and Barbados,Transcultural Psychiatry 40,409-428
Bhugra D, Mastrogiani A(2004):Globalization and mental disorders:overview with relation to depression,Br J Psych 184,10-20
Bhugra D(2004):Migration and mental health Acta Psychiatrica Scand
Bhugra D,Harding C and Lippett R(2004):Pathways into care of black patients in south London,J Mental Health 13,171-184
Bhugra D,Thompson N,Piracha-Syed S,Kapoor J and Oommen G(2003)Mental health of ethnic minority elders in West London:pathways into secondary careInd J Psych45,27-30
Osborne T,Bhugra D (2003):Practical and theoretical interactions of Budhism and Psychiatry: a view from the WestBudhist Ind J psych,45,142-146.
Bhugra D,Hutchinson G,,Hilwig M,Takei N,Fahy T,Neehall J,Murray RM(2003):Pregnancy and birth complications in patients with schizophrenia in Trinidad and London,Carib Med J,52,124-126
Hicks M R,Bhugra D (2003),Perceived causes of suicide attempts by UK south Asian women,:Am J of Orthopsychiatry,73,455-462
Bhugra D ,McKenzie K(2003):Expressed emottion across cultures,Adv in Psych Treatment,9,342-348
Bebbington P,Bhugra D,Brugha T,singleton N,Farrell M,Jenkins R,Lewis G,Meltzer H(2004):Psychosis,victimisation and childhood disadvantage,Br J Psych,185,220-226

last updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2007