Dr Rajesh Nadkarni

Executive Medical Director and Deputy Chief Executive

Dr Rajesh Nadkarni

Qualifications include FRCPsych, MMedSc in Psychiatry (University of Leeds), Doctorate of Medicine (MD) and Diplomate of the National Board in Psychiatry from India and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).

Experience and skills/expertise:

  • 20 years’ experience as a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist;
  • Extensive expertise in the clinical assessment and management of mentally disordered offenders and provides clinical expertise to the Newcastle Crown Court Mental Health Team, one of only two services commissioned nationally. Significant experience of service development in the area of offender health, including being an invited member of the National Health and Justice Clinical Reference Group.
  • Specialist expertise in management of offenders presenting with stalking behaviour having published papers, contributed to national and international conferences and influenced policy and legislation changes within this field.
  • Significant experience in medical education and training having previously held the position of Training Programme Director for Forensic Psychiatry within the North East region.
  • Served as an elected member of the Forensic Executive Faculty and the Joint Chair of the Community Diversion and Prison Psychiatry Group of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Current National Roles:

  • Invited member of CASS Business School Advisory Group involved in the development of Masters in Medical Leadership, City University of London;
  • Invited Member of the Mental Health Economics Collaborative Mental Health Confederation;
  • Invited member of the National Health and Justice Clinical Reference Group.