Professor JS Bamrah CBE


Prof JS Bamrah CBE is a senior consultant psychiatrist at the Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust, Visiting Professor of Psychiatry at several universities in India and an Honorary Reader at University of Manchester. He is a writer, researcher, and speaker.


JS is Chairman of British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO) BAPIO | British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, Board member of the Synergi Collaborative Centre Synergi Collaborative Centre - Synergi Collaborative Centre and a trustee of two charitable organisations – LMCP charity for disadvantaged people from the South Asian community Home - LMCP and the African and Caribbean Mental Health Services | Working for the community, in the community ( He has recently been appointed as co-chair of the mental health working group, NHS Race and Health Observatory Aims of the Observatory - NHS Confederation He is Deputy Chairman of the Board of Science, BMA. He is a Director of Apperta Foundation Apperta Foundation, Board adviser for the Centre of Innovation and Biodiversity CIBioD – Center for Innovation & Bio-Design - Center for Innovation and Bio-Design, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India (appointed by the Health Minister, India) and Board member of the White Hole Hub About | White Hole Hub (, Singapore.

Prof Bamrah has served on two international editorial boards, two national editorial boards, and published over 50 medical publications, many as first author. He has over 100 publications in the tabloid press, co-authored an influential RCPsych Council report, written 3 book chapters, and edited the short story ‘Taxing the Heart’. He lectures nationally and internationally on a range of topics, to lay and health audiences. He does a regular webcast lecture for UNESCO, which is transmitted across several countries.

He is past Medical Director of Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust and past Executive Director of the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre. He has served three years as a Board member of Tameside and Glossop CCG.

He is former Director and former Council member of the BMA, and former Council member of RCPsych.

He has a number of awards including a CBE for services to mental health, diversity and the NHS; Top/Pioneer 50 BAME health leaders, HSJ (2021, 2020 and 2014); featured in Marquis Who’s Who since 2011; Lifetime Achievement award for services to mental health, Manchester City Council and Manchester Mental Health Trust (2010); Distinguished Service award, 10 Downing Street (2001).

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