Dr Julius Bourke is a Consultant Neuropsychiatrist in full-time clinical practice and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in neurophysiology and clinical psychiatry at Queen Mary University London.
He is an expert in the diagnosis and management of functional somatic syndromes (FSS), functional neurological disorders (FND), and neuropsychiatric disorders, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), which lie at the interface between general medicine, neurology and psychiatry.
Dr Bourke is trained and experienced in assessments for the Mental Health and Mental Capacity Acts and am an Approved Clinician in the terms of The Mental Health Act. He is experienced in medico-legal assessments and report writing and has been instructed as an independent medical examiner by insurance providers.
Dr Bourke has been accepting medicolegal instruction in complex, serious injury and clinical negligence claims as a consultant since 2012. He has court experience. His work is split; Defendant: 10%, Claimant 90% as of September 2017.
He has successfully completed the Cardiff University Law School & Bond Solon Expert Witness qualification programme (CUBS). Dr Bourke maintains his continuing professional development as an expert witness through the attendance of appropriate meetings, courses and lectures.
Dr Bourke has given numerous talks and presentations on both a national and an international basis, on subjects relating to neuropsychiatric disorder (including TBI), functional presentations (FND and FSS), PTSD and psychopharmacology. Dr Bourke has been widely published on an array of field-related topics. He has co-authored a text book on psychiatry and has contributed chapters to numerous others, including for a world leading textbook on internal medicine and others on functional syndromes, chronic pain, fatigue and neuropsychiatric conditions.
General Medical Council, Medical Protection Society, Royal College of Psychiatrists, European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine, British Pain Society, International Association for the Study of Pain British Association of Psychopharmacology, European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, British Neuropsychiatry Association, British Neuroscience Association, Federation of European Neuroscience Societies, Organisation of Human Brain Mapping, International Brain Injury Association, International Society for Sports Psychiatry.