Dr Julius Bourke

Dr Julius Bourke

Consultant neuropsychiatrist, Liaison psychiatrist

Conditions treated

Languages spoken

  • English

Professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships

  • MBBS
  • MRCPsych
  • MD(Res)

Professional experience

Dr Julius Bourke is a consultant neuropsychiatrist and liaison psychiatrist and has a special interest in the assessment and management of neuropsychiatric disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, brain injury and concussion, and the treatment of depression, anxiety. PTSD, OCD and stress-related conditions, particularly those that appear treatment-resistant.

He is an expert in the diagnosis and management of functional somatic and neurological disorders, including chronic fatigue and chronic pain syndromes, which lie at the interface between general medicine, surgery and psychiatry. He has frequently instructed in the provision of expert medico-legal opinions on psychiatric disorders, head injury and post-concussion syndromes.

Dr Bourke is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Neurophysiology and Clinical Psychiatry at Queen Mary University London. His specialist research interests are in the neurophysiology of chronic pain, somatic syndromes and stress-related disorders. 

He has given numerous talks and presentations on both a national and an international basis. Dr Bourke has been widely published on an array of field-related topics. He has co-authored a textbook on psychiatry and has contributed chapters to numerous others, including world-leading textbooks on internal medicine and vestibular disorders, in addition to others on chronic pain, fatigue and neuropsychiatric disorders.

Dr Bourke qualified from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and subsequently worked in emergency medicine and neurology in East London, and in hyperbaric medicine and diving trauma in Egypt. He pursued his psychiatric training in East London and then at The Maudsley Hospital, before returning as a consultant to Barts, where he continues to pursue his academic and teaching interests.

He has a post-graduate doctoral degree in medicine, awarded by the University of London, the thesis for which was on the neurophysiology of chronic idiopathic pain.