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.