Dr. Rupert Whitaker

Over the past four decades, Dr. Rupert Whitaker OBE has made significant contributions to the fields of HIV, health-justice, and health-service advocacy, including co-founding Europe’s first HIV-charity. A biobehavioural scientist and forensic psychiatrist with international experience, Dr. Whitaker is also a publicly recognised patient advocate, known for his criticism of physician-centred medicine and his dedication to HIV and LGBT advocacy. His remarkable journey includes personal battles with AIDS, stroke, and epilepsy, which have deeply influenced his perspectives on health-services’ adequacy. These achievements culminate in his forthcoming memoir, a rich narrative of critically appraised personal and professional experiences.

Amandeep Singh