Specialist areas of work
Psychiatry: accident victims, rape/sexual abuse victims, assault victims, crime victims, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Psycho-somatic Disorders/Munchausen, violence/self-harm/suicide, criminal behaviour, serious offender assessment, psychiatric assessment of criminal responsibility, fitness to plead, witness assessment/testamentary capacity, trauma assessment, abnormal behaviour, dangerousness/risk assessment, psychiatric care. Occupational stress, alcohol abuse, anxiety disorders, depression.
Mental Health Act: Assessment of individuals for Mental Health Act, 1983, Mental Health Review Tribunals, Health Care Management/records/disputes: medical competence/medical negligence: medical practice, suicide investigations, psychiatric aftercare.
Accident Victim Assessment
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for Claimant and Defence cases.
Assessment of individuals in prison for criminal responsibility and pre-sentence reports.
Mental Health Review Tribunals (attendance)
Giving evidence in court
Child Protection Case Conferences
Legal Aid cases undertaken
Court Diversion scheme for mentally abnormal offenders/held in remand/custody.
Clinical Research Experience
Lectures and Teaching – affiliation to universities
Post-Graduate Education Approved lectures (several) in Liaison Psychiatry, Trans-cultural psychiatry, Psychiatric Emergencies/Suicide/Deliberate self harm to Junior doctors in Psychiatric Training Schemes, specialist Registrars at Post-Graduate Education Centres in District General Hospitals and other settings, Consultant colleagues and General Practitioners.
Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Psychiatric Tutor in Psychiatry at Halifax, for University of Leeds (1996-1999). Training of medical students and junior doctors in Psychiatry. Lectures to Post-Graduate Students in Clinical Pharmacy, University of Leeds. Several lectures to General Practitioners in the North of England on psychiatric topics, specially Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression and related topics.
Speaker at National Conference of Occupational Health Physicians, Cheshire.
Keynote speaker International Conference: Gibraltar Health Authority, Gibraltar.
Lectures in Psychiatry, University of Bangalore, India.
Present consultant appointments
Previous consultant appointments - April 1995 to January 2006
Higher Professional Specialist Training in Psychiatry – 1992 to 1995
Post-Graduate Professional Training in Psychiatry – 1989 to 1992
General Professional Training – 1983 to 1989
1. English 2. Hindi 3. Marathi
4. Urdu 5. Konkani 6. Kannada
7. Punjabi 8. Gujarati (can understand)