Dr Kamaluddin Khan
Dr Khan is one of the most important key contributors to the Liverpool FEPOW story.
In 1975 he was a senior registrar in psychiatry at Sefton General Hospital and was asked by Dion Bell to see FEPOWs admitted there. Many had psychological problems related to their imprisonment, retrospectively a form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He developed an intense interest in FEPOW mental health and later (as consultant psychiatrist at Arrowe Park Hospital in Wirral) saw all FEPOWs referred to LSTM, many of whom he followed up in a dedicated clinic. His experience and expertise was considerable and many FEPOWs became enormously grateful for his care and commitment. Dr Khan also conducted a unique detailed scientific study of FEPOW psychological health compared with a comparative group of Burma Star veterans, leading to a successful PhD thesis in 1987.