Professor Dinesh Bhugra

MA, MSc, MPhil, MBBS, PhD, FRCPsych

Honorary Consultant | Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity

In addition to being an Honorary Consultant in the Psychosexual and Relationship Service, Professor Dinesh Bhugra is also Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.

Other roles

Professor Bhugra is Editor of the International Journal of Social Psychiatry, International Review of Psychiatry and the International Journal of Culture and Mental Health.

In 2008, he was elected President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.


Interests include cultural psychiatry, sexual dysfunction and service development.

He has been instrumental in developing training packages for health service professionals and strategies for psychiatric education. He was one of the editors of Workplace-based Assessments in Psychiatry, published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2007, and has developed teaching modules and short courses for medical students and psychiatric trainees covering cultural psychiatry, and cinema and psychiatry.


Professor Bhugra has authored or co-authored over 300 scientific papers, 20 books and a number of book chapters. Recent volumes include Textbook of Cultural Psychiatry, which was awarded a recommendation in the BMA Book Awards in 2008, and Culture and Mental Health, Handbook for Psychiatric Trainees and Management for Psychiatrists.

His most recent monograph, Mad Tales from Bollywood: Portrayal of Madness in Conventional Hindi Cinema, was published in 2006.

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