Senior Professor
 of Psychiatry 

 National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences,(NIMHANS)  Bangalore - 560 029, India.

Areas of Interest / Research

Cultural psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Chronic Pain & Somatization,Quality of Life Research, Psycho Oncology & Palliative Care, Dementia Instruments & Scales development & translations, Postgraduate training & teaching methods, Research Methodology & Ethics in research,

POSITIONS & EXPERIENCE

Clinical, Academic, & Research
(As a CONSULTANT)

Senior Professor of Psychiatry

Oct 2015 to date

Dean, Behavioural Sciences

January 2016 to Jan 2019

Head, Department of Mental Health Education

December 2015 to March 2020

Head of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

April 2011 to July 2015

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PUBLICATIONS

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Citations

More than 540 publications
in different International and National journals,
with more than 280 citations / listings in PUBMED / MEDLINE Books.
Edited and / or published Fifteen Books, Manuals or Journals. 

PUBLICATIONS IN DETAILS

SOME Major Research Projects:

1981

• Indian Council of Medical Research funded Collaborative Study on Chronic pain, 1981.

1988 to 1990.

• Study of Somatic Symptoms in Cancer:
Manchester, England, 

1988-1991

• Psychesthenic Syndrome attributed to vaginal discharge. NIMHANS project

1991 to 1993

• Prevalence of premenstrual symptoms and syndromes in Indian women NIMHANS Funded project

All Projects

HONOURS &  AWARDS 

1. Kalawati Jagannath Memorial Prize for the Best student in Pediatrics, 1976.
2. Bronze Medal for performance in M.D. ( Psychiatry ), 1981.
3. Tilak Venkoba Rao Award, Indian Psychiatric Society, 1988.
4. Poona Psychiatric Association Award II, 1987.
5. Bhagawat Award, of the Indian Psychiatric Society, 1988

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