Consultant Psychiatrist,
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, Leicester, UK

Former Dean & Senior Professor of Psychiatry,
National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
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Areas of Interest / Research / Teaching

 Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Chronic Pain & Somatization, Psycho Oncology & Palliative Care, Neuropsychiatry, culture and mental health, Postgraduate training & teaching methods, Research Methodology & Ethics in research,

POSITIONS & EXPERIENCE

Clinical, Academic, & Research
(As a CONSULTANT,PSYCHIATRIST)

Consultant Psychiatrist, NHS, UK

Aug 2021 to Date

Senior Professor of Psychiatry

Oct 2015 to Dec 2020

Dean, Behavioural Sciences

January 2016 to Jan 2019

Head, Department of Mental Health Education

December 2015 to March 2020

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PUBLICATIONS

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Citations

More than 620 publications
in different International and National journals,
with more than 300 citations / listings in PUBMED / MEDLINE Books.
Edited and / or published twenty two Books, Manuals or Journals. 

PUBLICATIONS IN DETAILS

Recently Published Books

Stress and Struggles

 The Comprehensive Book of Stress, Mental health and Mental Illness: Stress and Mental Illness: Amazon.co.uk: Somashekar, Dr Bettahalasoor S, Narayana, Dr Manjunatha, Chaturvedi, Dr Santosh K: Books

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Stress and Struggles

I always wanted to share my
observations about teaching and
mentoring.
I found these so amusing, and
mentees and students suffering
at the hands of their mentors.

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CLINICAL PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY:
Indian Perspectives and Research

Psycho oncology is now a well-established field of practice in cancer care and as an important part of consultation liaison psychiatry.

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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

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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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