Prof Nusrat Husain

Chair of the Board of Trustees


Prof. Nusrat Husain is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Research in Global Mental Health at the Division of Psychology and Mental Health, University of Manchester. He is an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist and he is the Lead for Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Culture & International Mental Health Research Group. He has been a Trustee of the Manchester Global Foundation since its inception in 2015. In 2018, he has taken on the role of Chair of the Board of Trustees. 

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. 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. 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.