Professor Romesh Gupta is currently leading the Centre for Research in Health & Wellbeing at the University of Bolton. He also chairs the National Forum for Health & Wellbeing. He was a Founder Director of the Multi Cultural Studies Centre. He has undertaken several research projects evaluating the effectiveness of recently introduced health policies. He planned, prepared and delivered a residential course on Management and Professional Development for senior Specialist Registrars of the Mersey Deanery. When appraisal for doctors was introduced, he delivered appropriate training throughout the North-west. Professor Gupta has co-authored 3 books, edited books on the health of ethnic minorities and has over 50 publications.
Professor Gupta worked as a consultant physician for over three decades during which time he played various roles with employers in the NHS and with the Department of Health, General Medical Council , National Clinical Assessment Services , Royal College of Physicians, British Medical Association, British International Doctors Association and the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin.
With a track record for bringing various organisations together and influencing them to work for a common purpose, Professor Gupta has a great interest in and enthusiasm for engaging the community in raising health awareness and promoting health. To help achieve this he has pioneered the Health Mela concept as a means of empowering people to take charge of their own health.
In recognition of his achievements Professor Gupta has received a Gold Award for Clinical Excellence from the Department of Health, is a recipient of a Paul Harris Fellowship from Rotary International and is appointed Officer of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty the Queen.
He lives in Chorley, is married to a doctor and has 3 daughters, all serving the NHS.