Professor Romesh Gupta has worked with the University of Bolton for many years and 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 an enviable 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 health promotion. To help achieve this he has pioneered the Health Mela format – festivals celebrating health and wellbeing - 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.
Professor Gupta is now leading the Centre for Research in Health and Wellbeing and chairs the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing. He lives in Chorley, is married to a doctor and has 3 daughters, all serving the NHS.