Dr Faraz Mughal MBChB, DCH, MPhil, FRCGP holds a prestigious National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Doctoral Fellowship. He has to date been awarded three consecutive NIHR Fellowships; he previously held NIHR In-Practice and NIHR School for Primary Care Research (SCPR) Career Progression Fellowships. He is a practising NHS GP and is an elected Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Faraz’s main research interests are in the prevention and management of self-harm, suicide, young people’s mental health, and common mental health problems in primary care. He is Chief Investigator of the NIHR funded COPING study: a co-produced psychosocial intervention delivered by GPs for young people who have self-harmed. His research has been funded by NIHR, NIHR SPCR, and the RCGP Scientific Foundation Board. He is an appointed member of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence self-harm clinical guideline development committee 2020-22. He has over 60 peer-reviewed publications including in The BMJ, Lancet Psychiatry, and BJGP. He has advised the Department of Health and Social Care on suicide prevention in primary care. He welcomes wide collaboration to improve the mental health and wellbeing of patients and populations.