Dr Golam Khandaker, Group Leader

Golam is a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellow at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. Working at the interface between immunology and psychiatry, his research examines novel immunological mechanism and treatment for major psychiatric disorders particularly depression and schizophrenia. His work is supported by an Intermediate Clinical Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust. Golam has received awards from international research organisations for his work, such as the IEPA (https://iepa.org.au/), ICOSR (https://www.schizophreniacongress.org/). Clinically, Golam has a special interest in the management of treatment resistant depression and depression in people with chronic inflammatory physical illness.

Prospective PhD Students and Group Members

Golam is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students, staff and interns. Please send an outline of your proposed research idea and CV to Golam. For further information about studying for a PhD in the University of Cambridge Department of Psychiatry see here.

Education and Professional Qualification

CCT in General Adult Psychiatry & GMC Full Registration with License to Practice

PhD in Psychiatry, University of Cambridge (2013)

MRCPsych, Royal College of Psychiatrists (2009)

MPhil in Epidemiology, University of Cambridge (2005)

MBBS, University of Dhaka (2002)


Jan 2017 – Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

Nov 2016 – Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Mar 2017 – Honorary Consultant, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Positions of Responsibility

2014 –'18 Member of Executive Committee, Faculty of Academic Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK

2014 –'17 Member of Governing Body, Darwin College, University of Cambridge


Principal Investigator, Intermediate Clinical Fellowship, Wellcome Trust (2017–2020)

Principal Investigator, Clinical Lecturer Starter Grant, Academy of Medical Sciences (2015–2018)

Gosling Fellowship, Royal College of Psychiatrists (2015)

Clinical PhD Programme at the University of Cambridge, Wellcome Trust (2010–2013)

Shell Centenary Scholarship (2004–2005)


NIHR Rising Star, UK (2017)

Young Investigator Award, International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, USA (2015)

Young Investigator Award, International Early Psychosis Association, Japan (2014)

Teaching Responsibilities

Module Lead, Psychiatric Epidemiology, MPhil in Epidemiology and MPhil in Public Health courses, Cambridge Institute of Public Health (since 2016)

Clinical Work

Golam has a special interest in the management of treatment resistant depression and depression in people with chronic inflammatory physical illness. To arrange a private psychiatric consultation, please contact him directly at gmk24@medschl.cam.ac.uk. Please note this inbox is not secure to receive confidential patient information.

Research Consulting

Golam is happy to consider consulting work for pharmaceutical, neuroscience, charity and other organisations. Scope of such work may include advising on study design including use of behavioural, cognitive and immunological tests, statistical analysis of epidemiological cohort or clinical trial data, writing of formal reports, representation of clients at regulatory bodies.

Contact Us

We are happy to hear from prospective group members, research collaborators, participants, media, patients and others. Email: info@immunopsychiatry.com

Our address

Department of Psychiatry
University of Cambridge
Herchel Smith Building for Brain and Mind Sciences
Cambridge Biomedical Campus
Cambridge, CB2 0SZ, UK

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