Prof Nusrat Husain

Chair in Psychiatry

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Professor of Psychiatry

Director Research Global Mental Health

Division of Psychology and Mental Health

University of Manchester

Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Lead Culture & International Mental Health Research Group

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust


From the start of his medical career Professor Husain has had a keen interest in addressing the huge treatment gap in low and middle income countries (LAMIC). After initial training in psychiatry, Professor Husain completed his Diploma in Public Health (DPH) from Pakistan and Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Emory University USA. Once he had completed public health education he had the opportunity to complete Diploma in Psychiatry for Developing countries from the University of Manchester and was awarded the “WHO Prize for the best diplomat”. Prof. Husain obtained his Membership of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan in Psychiatry and Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Manchester. His research area is Global Mental Health and Cultural Psychiatry and the work fits well with the University and NHS strategy which emphasises translational research and international partnerships. His work in Pakistan, Canada, Brazil and Kenya not only has an impact in those countries but his understanding of working across cultures is proving very useful for the delivery of culturally sensitive care to the diverse population in the UK. His work has been reported in newspapers, radio & TV including BBC Asian Network & BBC Radio-4.

In this role along with UK and local charities in LAMIC he contributes to capacity building and producing local evidence to improve mental health care.  His work assists Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust towards the service development and integration of mental health services among Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Communities and BME service users in Lancashire. Prof Husain has been providing training in Assessment and Cultural Evaluation (ACE) locally and nationally. He organizes the conference “Culture & International mental health” in Manchester which is jointly sponsored by University of Toronto and University of Manchester.  Prof Husain is leading the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the University of Manchester and Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) in order to promote joint research, teaching and training. DUHS is one of the largest health sciences Universities in Asia with five medical schools.




Specialist Register (General Adult Psychiatry)

General Medical Council, London UK.


Doctorate in Medicine (M.D.)

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy, University of Manchester


Diploma in Psychiatry (Dip.Psych)

School of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, University of Manchester

WHO Prize for best diplomate


Master of Public Health (M.P.H)

School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA


Diploma in Public Health (DPH)

Pakistan Council of Legal Education & Research.


Member of College of Physicians & Surgeons, Pakistan (M.C.P.S.Psyche)

College of Physicians & Surgeons, Pakistan


Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (M.B.B.S.)

Dow Medial College, University of Karachi, Pakistan

External positions

Mental Health SRG Lead , Clinical Research Network - NorthWest Coast

Consultant Psychiatrist, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Associate Medical Director - Research , Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms


  • cultural adaptation, Ethnicity, global health, Randomised controlled trials, Psychological therapies, Mental Health, Systematic reviews, RCTs, Qualitative, Patient Experience, cultural psychiatry, Mental Health, psychosis, Early intervention, Clinical Trials

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