Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWYEAR’S HONOURS -

PRO­FES­SOR Kamaldeep Singh Bhui of Lit­tle Chal­font, has been an aca­demic at Queen Mary’s Univer­sity Lon­don for the last 16 years and has been made a CBE for ser­vices to men­tal health re­search and care.

Pro­fes­sor Bhui has car­ried out re­search into the eth­nic and cul­tural causes of men­tal ill­ness as ways of treat­ing both in­di­vid­ual pa­tients and pop­u­la­tions at large.

He also co-founded The Cen­tre for Ap­plied Re­search and Eval­u­a­tion – In­ter­na­tional Foun­da­tion (Careif ) and is Cen­tre Lead for Psy­chi­a­try at the Wolf­son In­sti­tute of Pre­ven­tive Medicine and editor-in-chief of the British Jour­nal of Psy­chi­a­try among many other roles.

Prior to read­ing medicine at Guy’s Hos­pi­tal, Pro­fes­sor Bhui grew up in Ayles­bury, at­tend­ing The Vale School and later Ayles­bury Gram­mar. He re­turned to Buck­ing­hamshire around the turn of the mil­len­nium to raise his fam­ily.

The pro­fes­sor re­ceived his let­ter just be­fore an ex­tended fam­ily hol­i­day in Goa and was bound to se­crecy, re­turn­ing on Sun­day to me­dia recog­ni­tion and con­grat­u­la­tory mes­sages from friends, fam­ily and col­leagues.

“I was very touched. We do a lot of work and it’s nice to have it recog­nised” he said.

“My fam­ily is de­lighted.

“They of­ten won­der what I do and so they are ab­so­lutely de­lighted.

“My wife hasn’t been hes­i­tant in claim­ing the achieve­ment and rightly so.

“This is recog­ni­tion of all of the work we have done and con­tinue to do in men­tal health and pub­lic ser­vices.”

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