Dr Aggrey Burke

Born in Jamaica, Dr Aggrey Burke is a senior lecturer and consultant psychiatrist at St Georges Hospital, London. He contributes widely to medical and social journals and in 1984 edited a special issue of Transcultural Psychiatry on Racism and Mental Health, a subject about which he is one of the leading experts. Dr Burke is a member of the management committees for several groups related to childcare, mental health and communications issues.

He helped to found the African and Caribbean Medical Society (1981) and is its current President. In 1982 he helped to set up the counselling and support group for the families who had suffered bereavement and injury through the New Cross Massacre. This group provided much needed counselling and other emotional support and was the first of its kind in the UK.