ILS2 on the Inside

Professor Keith Lloyd

Executive Dean PVC - Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Medicine Health and Life Science

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Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker
Office - 303b
Third Floor
Institute of Life Science 2
Singleton Campus


Professor Keith Lloyd is Head of Swansea University Medical School and a clinical academic specialising in psychiatry. He trained in medicine before specialising in psychiatry and is a community psychiatrist in Swansea.  Valuing mental health equally with physical heath is core to everything I do.

Keith is committed to supporting innovation in health and social care and service innovation and is a principal investigator on Accelerate a  pioneering collaboration between Welsh Universities and the Life Science Hub Wales. It helps translate innovative ideas into new technology, products, and services for the health and care sector, quickly.

Professor Lloyd chairs the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Wales and  the Welsh Psychiatric Society; He is a member of the professional reference panel for the mental health charity HAFAL. Chairs the board of Volcano Theatre Company, and is a trustee of  Heartbeat Trust UK.

Before taking up his current post, he was Head of NISCHR (now Health and Care Research Wales) – the Welsh Government body responsible for policy, strategy, and funding of health and social care research in Wales.

Keith’s research interests are in public mental health, suicide and the use of routine health data, including the management of mental disorders in primary care and community settings especially suicide and self-harm, and, patient perspectives. He is a principal investigator for the National Centre for Mental Health.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Public Mental Health
  • Psychiatric Epidemiology
  • Suicide and self harm
  • Health Informatics