Following completion of my MBBS in India, I trained in General Adult Psychiatry with specialisation in Neuropsychiatry in Northern Deanery. Since 2010, I have been working as a Consultant in a regional, tertiary care specialist Neuropsychiatry service and is a clinical lead for specialist Huntington’s service in North East of England. I have a keen interest in psychiatric and behavioural aspects of acquired brain injuries & movement disorders.
I provide genetic counselling and predictive genetic testing for Huntington’s disease and genetic dementias as part of the Northern genetics service based at Centre for Life, Newcastle. I am Huntington’s disease research specialty lead for the North East and North Cumbria Clinical Research Network (CRN) and forms national portfolio management group for Huntington’s disease.
I am an Executive member of Neuropsychiatry faculty at Royal college of Psychiatrists and Regional specialty representative (RSR) for Neuropsychiatry in the North East of England. I am Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University. As a principal investigator, I have currently involved in various multinational observational and experimental research projects. I am passionate about medical teaching and received ‘Outstanding trainer 2017’ award from NTW NHS foundation Trust. My clinical interests are Brain behaviour relationships and research interests are pathological behavioural changes due to altered brain neural circuitry.