Dr Julius Bourke is a highly reputable psychiatrist based at Nightingale Hospital, London. He has a special interest in the assessment and management of neuropsychiatric disorders such as Parkinson's disease, brain injury and concussion, depression, anxiety (including PTSD and OCD) and stress-related conditions.
He is a leading expert in somatic syndromes, such as chronic fatigue and chronic pain syndromes, which lie at the interface between general medicine, surgery and psychiatry. He is frequently instructed in the provision of expert medicolegal opinion on psychiatric disorders, head injury and post-concussion syndromes.
Outside of his clinic, he serves as a clinical senior lecturer in neurophysiology and clinical psychiatry at the Queen Mary University of London. His specialist research interests are in the neurophysiology of chronic pain, the functional somatic syndromes and related disorders.
He has given numerous talks and presentations on both a national and an international basis. Dr Bourke has been widely published on an array of field-related topics. He has co-authored a textbook on psychiatry and has contributed chapters to numerous others, including a world-leading textbook on internal medicine.
Dr Bourke qualified from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, before working in emergency medicine and neurology in East London and hyperbaric medicine in Egypt. He pursued his psychiatric training in East London and then at The Maudsley Hospital.