I qualified MBBS from MGR Medical University (Stanley Medical College), Chennai, India, in Jan 1997.
I received MRC Psychiatrists in Nov 03
I have completed PgC in Healthcare Leadership from Teeside University in Oct 2018.
Having had some Psychiatry training in India, I completed further Core Training in Psychiatry in London (Charing Cross Rotation) Feb 01- Feb 04.
I then completed Higher training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from South Wales (Cardiff) Feb 05- Feb 08.
I have been a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry since March 08, initially in Cardiff, and in Sunderland S Tyneside since Dec 08.
My current Job roles include:
Clinical: Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist:
Psychiatry input into Neurodevelopmental disorders pathway ie Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD and Tics and Tourettes , as well as the Mental health Pathway
Psychiatric input into ICTS (Intensive Community treatment Service)
Psychiatry input into Paediatric Psychiatric liaison team
Psychiatric input into EIP team for 14-18 yr olds.
I am Clinical Supervisor for Core Trainee in Child Psychiatry
I am Educational and Clinical Supervisor for Higher Specialist Trainee in Child Psychiatry
I also supervise Nurse Prescribers and Speciality doctors in my team.
I am currently Assistant Medical Direct South Community CBU, covering CYPS and Old Age Psychiatry
I am one of the Medical Appraisers for doctors in NTW
I am a Specialist Advisor for the CQC
I have been appointed Medical Staff Governor for NTW since December 2018.
- My book entitled Tourette’s Syndrome in Children and Young People: A Case series was published in 2017, ISBN:978-3-330-87082-6
- My poster on Tourette’s Syndrome Case series was awarded Poster prize in the NTW Neuropsychiatry conference in Nov 15. It was also presented in the World Tourettes Congress in London in June 15 and published in their flyer.
- My poster entitled Sunderland Tier 3 CAMHS and Paediatrics combined Neurodevelopmental Pathway was presented as a poster in June 2017 in the Edinburgh Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress.