Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Consultant
Professor Murad Khan supports the Brain and Mind Institute’s work on suicide prevention research, depression, and implementation science.
He holds a PhD from University of London. Prior to his doctorate, Prof. Khan completed his MBBS from Dow Medical College, Karachi then furthered his psychiatric training and fellowship through King’s College and Institute of Psychiatry, London. He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry, Aga Khan University (AKU), Karachi, Pakistan. He is also Associate Faculty at the Centre for Bioethics and Culture (CBEC), Karachi. Prof. Khan is the past President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) 2017-2020, and continues to serve on the Board of IASP, where he contributes to the organization’s global suicide prevention strategy. He also serves in several other mental health non-governmental organizations in Pakistan as well on the Bioethics Group at AKU. He holds the Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK and the Fellowship Certificates of Specialist Training in General Adult and Old-Age Psychiatry, UK.
Prof. Khan’s research interests include focusing on epidemiology and socio-cultural and religious factors in suicide and self-harm in South Asia and developing economies, mental health of women and the elderly, narrative medicine, and organizational ethics. His extensive research work, findings and contributions on social and ethical issues have been published in several medical journals and the lay press, where is a frequent contributor.