Professor Nav Kapur
Professor, Psychiatry and Population Health, University of Manchester
Professor Nav Kapur is a Professor of Psychiatry and Population Health at the University of Manchester, UK and an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. He has spent the last 25 years researching suicidal behaviour, particularly its causes, treatment and prevention. He has led committees for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the UK including those developing guidelines for how all clinical staff should help people after self-harm.
He sits on the main advisory group on suicide for the Department of Health in England and directs national quality improvement work to prevent suicide. He is the lead author of Suicide Prevention (3rd Edition, Oxford University Press) and has published over 350 academic papers.
Professor Kapur was the 2021 recipient of the American Association of Suicidology Louis I. Dublin Award for lifetime achievement in suicide prevention and the 2021 International Association of Suicide Prevention Stengel Award for outstanding research.