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Professor Farooq Khan
Consultant Psychiatrist
Farooq Khan

Professor Farooq Khan

I am hard working person with genuine commitment to my work, and I believe in sincerity to achieve my goals. I am enthusiastic and passionate in my work and believe that integrity is of utmost importance in achieving success. The experience gained through my medical school and hospital appointments, I believe, has instilled in me the confidence, leadership, management skills and right blend of attributes to perform as a leader in any national or international organisation. I believe in leading from the front and setting milestones by establishing an example for others. Having good communication skills and the ability to relate well with my patients and colleagues, I work exceptionally well within teams.

I hold qualifications as Masters in Psychiatry (MD), Member of Royal College of Psychiatrists, Masters in Medical Education (MSc Med Ed) and also visiting professor at the University of Chester and honorary senior lecturer at the Aston Medical School. I was awarded Fellowship of Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych) in a ceremony held by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in March 2023.

As the world population is ageing, more and more people are in need of supported care in the community. I have successfully completed an innovative 6-month multidisciplinary team (MDT) pilot project in Birmingham in 2010, which was awarded second position in Board Challenge Awards of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust (BSMHFT). I led similar MDT projects in care homes in Sandwell, which aimed to reduce antipsychotic use and preferring non-pharmacological management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) in care homes.

Prof Khan has outstanding qualifications, including MD, FRCPsych, Fellow Indian Psychiatric Society (FIPS) and MSc Med Ed.

He has comprehensive and wide ranged professional experience of working in adult, old age, child, alcohol and substance use, learning disability, assertive outreach and forensic psychiatry, right from the beginning of his career.

He has number of awards/prizes in the field of psychiatry in the UK and India, including the board challenge award, Birmingham (second position) and clinical excellence awards, Birmingham.

Prof Khan has affiliations, responsibilities and memberships of various organisations and journals, both nationally and internationally, which has instilled in him the much-needed clinical, organisational and academic management and leadership skills.

Prof Khan is also a member of an editorial review board of a medical journal.

He has more than 50 publications in national and international medical journals and newsletters including 16 PubMed indexed and peer reviewed journals. Prof Khan has broad based research experience, both being the lead and co-investigator in 14 projects. All of these projects are clinical and related to both the workplace and academic institutions.

Prof Khan has extensive paper/poster presentations in national and international conferences, winning medals and awards. He has been proactive in teaching, training, assessing and examining doctors and other health professionals.


Prof Khan completed his basic medical training and qualification of MBBS in India in 1999. He then went on to complete his Doctorate in Medicine (MD) in Psychiatry before progressing his career in the United Kingdom. Prof Khan secured his Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrist (MRCPsych) in 2008.

The passion for education and academic excellence led him to pursue Masters in Medical Education from Staffordshire University in 2013. He has also secured FIPS, which shows his dedication for psychiatry and medical education.

Prof Khan’s dedication to the fraternity of psychiatry has been recognised and he has been awarded FRCPsych in a ceremony held in March 2023.

Research interests

  • Javed A., Jahanzeb S., Khan F. (2021). Legal status of patients admitted in older adult wards: A 12 service evaluation project of older adult inpatients in an inner city in West Midlands. Psychiatry West Midlands A West Midlands Newsletter for Royal College of Psychiatrists. Available at: View Newsletter
  • Stevenson, L., Khan F., Bharmal, Q., Odejimi O., Samnani S., Wright, P. The use of drama and theatre in enhancing communication skills of psychiatry trainees: a pilot study. BJPsych Open; London Vol. 7, Iss. S1, (Jun 2021). E posters doi: 10.1192/bjo.2021.441. Available at: Read the Study
  • Mattar S. Khan F. (2017). Personality Disorders in Older Adults: Diagnosis and Management. Progress NP, 21(02). Available at: Article Link
  • Bangash A, Stubbs R, Khan F, Samnani S, Aziz H, Mitra M. (2017). Association between antipsychotics and adverse outcomes in dementia. Progress NP, 21(04). Available at: Article Link
  • Baek J, Khan F. A systematic review of anxiety disorders among older adults: focus on treatment of generalized anxiety disorder. Journal of Geriatric Care and Research 2017, 4(1): 3-10. Available at: Journal Homepage
  • Balakrishna U, Khan F. The Impact of Dementia on Carers and Care Giving. Geriatric Medicine (GM) Dec 2016 12(46); p: 35-40. Available at: Read the Article
  • Khan F. (2016) Attempts to erode a glorious specialism: Defending older adult Services. Newsletter Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists. Available at: View Newsletter
  • Khan FA. Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) as assessment tools for medical student examination. Telangana Journal of Psychiatry 2016;2(1):17-21. Available at: Journal Homepage
  • Kumararatne G., Khan, F. Issues in Dementia: What do we know to date? Geriatric Medicine (GM) March 2016 46(3); 15-20. Available at: Read the Article
  • Kumararatne G., Khan, F. Issues in Dementia: What do we know to date? Geriatric Medicine (GM) Feb 2016 edition; 28-34. Available at: Read the Article
  • Tsaroucha A., Kingston, P., Khan, F., Hassiem, F. The relationship between oral/dental pain and behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) among elderly residents in nursing homes. The Journal of New Writing in Health and Social Care 2015, 1(2). Available at: Journal Homepage
  • Khan F. Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or Normal Ageing! Journal of Gerontology and Geriatric Research 2015; 4(4). Available at: Journal Homepage
  • Khan FA, Sehgal T, Tadros G, Holmes J. Descriptive psychiatric profile of patients presenting with overdose in an inner city hospital. AP J Psychol Med 2014; 15(2): 181-6. Available at: Journal Homepage
  • Khan, F. A., Chikkatagaiah, S., Shafiullah, M., M., Nasiri., Saraf., Sehgal, T., Rana, A., Tadros, G., Kingston, P. International Medical Graduates (IMGs) in the UK—a Systematic Review of Their Acculturation and Adaptation. Journal of International Migration and Integration, (2014). DOI: 10.1007/s12134-014-0368-y
  • Khan FA, Owen A. Sharing information with patients: adverse effects of medications. AP J Psychol Med 2014; 15(1): 38-42. Available at: Journal Homepage
  • Khan F, Kingston P. Retirement and Mental Health, Old Age Psychiatrist 2014; (59). Available at: Read the Newsletter
  • Khan F, Malik A, Azeem S, Abeyagunaratne J, Azeem H, Ali MS. Contemporary issues in liaison psychiatry and growing older adult population in India: experiences from UK initiatives AP J Psychol Med 2013; 14 (1): 25-32. Available at: Journal Homepage
  • Khan F, Tadros G. Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia in Indian context: Sooner or later the need to ponder! Indian J Psychol Med 2013; 35:101-5. Available at: Journal Homepage
  • Khan, F. & Tadros, G. (2013). Complexity in cognitive assessment of elderly British Minority Ethnic groups (BME): cultural perspective. Dementia: International Journal of Social Research and Practice doi: 10.1177/1471301213475539
  • Rakhawy, M., Tadros, G., Khan, F., Al-Houssini, A.M. (2013). Euthanasia and Physician- assisted suicide: historical and religious perspective in the Middle East. International Psychiatry 2013; 10(1): 20-21. Available at: Journal Homepage
  • Khan, F. A., Rice, D. and Tadros, G. The use of supportive observations within an inpatient mental health unit for older people and dilemma of using the Mental Health Act (2007) or the Mental Capacity Act (2005) in England and Wales. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; 2013 Feb; 20(1): 91-6. Available at: Journal Homepage
  • Khan FA. The Need to Improve Psychiatric Training in India. AP Psychol Med 2012; 13(2): 64-5. Available at: Journal Homepage
  • Farooq Ahmed Khan, Martin Curtice. Cultural barriers and assessment of dementia: a case report. AP J Psychol Med 2012; 13(1): 40-3. Available at: Journal Homepage
  • Khan, F & Tadros, G. (2012). Hard Economic Times and Dementia Care by Families – Cross Cultural Perspective. Journal of Health and Social Care Improvement; Vol 2. Available at: Centre Homepage
  • Khan, F. (2012). Initial MDT response on referrals to Medium Secure Unit. Mind the gap: Newsletter of Faculty of General Adult Psychiatry – West Midlands. Available at: Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Farooq Khan. Dementia in India – It's high time to address the need. AP J Psychol Med AP J Psychol Med 2012 12(2): 64-8. Available at: Journal Homepage
  • Khan, F. (2012). Psychology of relations. Mind the gap: Newsletter of Faculty of General Adult Psychiatry – West Midlands. Available at: Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Khan, F. (2011). Being Monolingual, Bilingual or Multilingual – Pros and cons in Dementia patients. International Psychiatry Journal, 8(4): 96-98. Available at: Journal Homepage
  • Khan, F & Bernadt, M. (2011). Intense suicidal thoughts and self-harm following Escitalopram treatment. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, 33(1): 74-76. Available at: Journal Homepage
  • Khan, F. & Curtice, M. (2011). Nonpharmacological management of behavioural symptoms of dementia. British Journal of Community Nursing, 16(9): 441-449. Available at: Journal Homepage
  • Khan, F.(2011). Risk factors associated with dementia in African-Caribbean population and culturally appropriate assessment tools. British Journal of Psychiatry, e letter. Available at: Journal Homepage
  • Khan, F. & Curtice, M. (2011). Diagnostic dilemma in an elderly woman. British Medical Journal, 342:d969. Available at: Journal Homepage
  • Tadros, G., Rakhawy, M. Y., Khoweiled, A., El-Houssini, A. M. & Khan, F. (2011). Perception of physician-assisted suicide among Egyptian Psychiatrists – cultural perspective. The Psychiatrist, 35: 15-18. Available at: Journal Homepage
  • Survey of psychiatrist’s perceptions of sharing information with patients – adverse effects of medications – Abstract Annual Faculty Meeting of General & Community Psychiatry (Oct 2010). Available at: Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Khan, F. (2010). Dilemma of a new Specialist Registrar – Mind the gap: Newsletter of Faculty of General Adult Psychiatry – West Midlands. Available at: Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Khan, F. (2010). Care home in dementia care – Need to act – British Journal of Psychiatry E – Letters. Available at: Read the Letter
  • Complexity in Cultural issues and Cognitive Assessments of Elderly British Minority Ethnic groups (BME) – Abstract Annual Faculty Meeting of Old age Psychiatry (Mar 2010). Available at: Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Perception of Physician Assisted Suicide among Egyptian Psychiatrists: Cultural Perspective – Abstract Annual Faculty Meeting of Old age Psychiatry, Leeds (Mar 2010). Available at: Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Mistry, H., Bhugra, D., Chaleby, K., Khan, F. & Sauer, J. (2009). Veiled Communication: Is Uncovering Necessary for Psychiatric Assessement? – Journal of Transcultural Psychiatry, Vol 46(4) Page 642-650. Available at: Journal Homepage
  • Khan, F (2010). The Need for Championing the cause of Elderly Mentally Ill in General Hospitals – British Journal of Psychiatry, E-Letters. Available at: Read the Letter
  • Service Evaluation of a Hospital Liaison Team for Older Adults – Abstract – Annual Faculty Meeting of Old age Psychiatry, Mar 2008. Available at: Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Khan, F., Bogaraju, A., Devi, G. & Kartikeya, K. M. (2005). Psychological Autopsy of Suicide – A Cross-Sectional Study – Indian Journal of Psychiatry, Page 73-78, 47, No. 2, April-June 2005. Available at: Journal Homepage
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  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • Doctor of Medicine in Psychiatry (MD Psychiatry)
  • Fellow of Indian Psychiatric Society (FIPS)
  • Fellow of Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych)
  • Masters of Science - Medical Education (MSc Med Ed)
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