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BJPsych International - Editorial Board


Editor: David Skuse
Professor of Behavioural Sciences, University of London Institute of Child Health, London, UK.

Founding Editor: The late Hamid Ghodse

Deputy Editor: Professor George Ikkos
Lead Consultation Liaison Psychiatrist, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London, UK.

How to contact the Editorial staff


Editorial Board

Professor Michel Botbol (Associate Editor - Europe)


Full Professor, University of Western Brittany, France; and WPA Zonal Representative for Western Europe.

Professor Nick Bouras (Associate Editor – Special Papers)


Professor Emeritus, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, UK.

Dr Katy Briffa


Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist and Systemic Practitioner, Asylum Seekers and Refugees Mental Health Team; and independent psychiatrist, UK.

Dr Jorge Calderón


Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Head of Liaison Psychiatry Unit, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile.

Professor Rakesh Chadda


Head of Department of Psychiatry and Chief of the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India.

Dr Santosh Chaturvedi (Associate Editor - Indian subcontinent)


Dean of Behavioural Sciences, Professor of Psychiatry and Head of Department of Mental Health Education, National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences, India.

Professor George Christodoulou


Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Athens University, Greece.

Dr Georgina Corbet-Burcher (Pictures Editor)


Core Trainee, Northwick Park Hospital, UK.

Professor John Cox
(Senior Editorial Advisor)


Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Keele University, UK.

Dr Anna Datta


Specialty doctor for mental health policy and planning, Lerwick Health Centre, UK.

Dr Manohar Dhadphale (Associate Editor - Country Profiles)


Consultant Psychiatrist (retired); Manager of postgraduate training in psychiatry, Kamala Nehru Hospital, India.

Dr Oluwole Famuyiwa


Professor of Psychiatry, University of Lagos, Nigeria; Director, International Child & Family Foundation, Nigeria; and Coordinator of Child & Adolescent Community Mental Health Services, Ido Local Government Council, Nigeria.

Dr Tariq Hassan (Associate Editor - North America)


Attending (Consultant) Psychiatrist, Divisional Chair and Clinical Director of the Division of Forensic Psychiatry, Queen's University, Canada.

Professor Rachel Jenkins (Senior Editorial Advisor)


Institute of Psychiatry WHO Collaborating Centre, UK (retired).

Dr Lindsay Kent (Student Editor)


Academic foundation doctor, Salford Royal Hospital, UK.

Dr Stephen Kisely


Professor & Research Director in Psychiatry, The University of Queensland, Australia; and Adjunct Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Community Health & Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, Canada; and Adjunct Professor, Griffith Institute for Health & Medical Research, Griffith University, Australia.

Dr Marinos Kyriakopoulos


Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, UK; Visiting Senior Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London, UK; and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA.

Dr Kelly Lai (Associate Editor - South-East Asia)


Associate Professor and Head of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Dr Nasser Loza
(Associate Editor - Middle East)


Director, The Behman Hospital, Egypt; and Chairman, Arab Board in Psychiatry.

Dr Daniel Maughan (Associate Editor - Sustainability)


EIS Consultant Psychiatrist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, UK; and Associate Registrar for Sustainability, Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK.

Dr Gholam Reza Mir-Sepassi


Maymanet Hospital, Iran (retired).

Dr Hellme Najim


Consultant Psychiatrist, Essex University Foundation NHS Trust, UK.

Professor David Ndetei


Honorary Consultant, University of Nairobi, Kenya; and Africa Mental Health Foundation, Kenya.

Dr Sean O’Domhnaill


Consultant Psychiatrist (private practice), Ireland.

Dr Olufemi Olugbile
(Associate Editor - Africa)


Board Chairman, Nature's Crest Home (Halfway House and Rehabilitation Centre), Nigeria; and MD/CEO, Synthesiz (Psychological Health) Consultants, Nigeria.

Professor Eleni Palazidou (Associate Editor - Commentaries)


Barts & The London School of Medicine, Queen Mary, University of London, UK; and Consultant Psychiatrist, The Sloane Court Clinic, UK.

Dr Sundararajan Rajagopal


Consultant Psychiatrist (private practice), India.

Dr Mohamed Omar Salem


Consultant and Head of Department of Psychiatry, Al-Ahli Hospital, Qatar.

Dr Ian Soosay
(Associate Editor - Oceania)


Psychiatrist, UK.

Professor Samuel Stein


Consultant Psychiatrist, Dunstable Health Centre, UK.


Staff: Jonica Thomas (Administrative Support) and Andrew Morris (Head of Publications).


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