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Faraz is a practising NHS General Practitioner and National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Doctoral Fellow at the School of Medicine, Keele University. He is an Honorary Clinical Research Fellow in the Centre for Mental Health and Safety, Division of Psychology and Mental Health. He is also an affiliate of the preventing suicide and self-harm theme of the NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Research Collaboration. 

Faraz's research is focused on the prevention and management of self-harm, suicide, and common mental health problems in primary care, especially in young people. He is Chief Investigator of the NIHR funded COPING study: a brief complex GP-led intervention for young people after self-harm. His research has been funded by the NIHR, NIHR School for Primary Care Research, and the RCGP Scientific Foundation Board.

He has previously held consecutive NIHR In-Practice and NIHR School for Primary Care Research Career Progression Fellowships. He has won several national awards. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Faraz was a member of the 2022 NICE self-harm guideline committee. He chairs the DMEC for the NIHR ASsuRED programme of research. He co-leads the NIHR School for Public Health Research PHRESH consortium public mental health theme. He is an expert advisor to the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England. 

Faraz has over 70 peer-reviewed publications.  


  • MBChB, University of Leicester
  • DCH, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • MRCGP, Royal College of General Practitioners
  • MPhil, Keele University
  • FRCGP, Royal College of General Practitioners


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


  • Mental Health
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Young people
  • Primary Care
  • General Practice


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