POSITIONS & EXPERIENCE

Clinical, Academic, & Research

 (As a CONSULTANT)

·       Oct 2015 to date    :                              Senior Professor of Psychiatry

·       January 2016 to  Jan 2019    :                 Dean, Behavioural Sciences

·       December 2015 to date   :                     Head, Department of Mental Health Education

·       April 2011 to July 2015    :                   Head of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

·       April 2009 to March 2011  :                   PROFESSOR & Head, Psychiatry Department

·       July 2001 to Sept 2015    :                     PROFESSOR of Psychiatry 

·       November 2003 to November 2004   :   Consultant Adult Psychiatry, Stoke on Trent, UK

·       July 1992 to  June 2001   :                      Additional PROFESSOR of Psychiatry

·       July 1988 to  July 1992  :                       Associate PROFESSOR of Psychiatry

·       October 1988 – Feb 1990    :                   Commonwealth Fellow, Manchester, England,

·       January 1986 to June 1988    :                Assistant PROFESSOR of Psychiatry

·       October 1982-January 1986   :              LECTURER in Psychiatry

POSITIONS HELD

  1. Vice-President, Indian Society for the Study of Pain 1985-87.
  2. Assistant Editor, Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 1985-1988.
  3. Member Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Pain, 1989- 2002.
  4. Associate Editor, Progress in Palliative Care (U.K). 1994-2003
  5. National Consultant, United Nations International Drug Control Programme [UNDCP], 1994.
  6. Vice President, Indian Association of Palliative Care,1994 – 1997.
  7. Honorary Warden, NIMHANS Hostels, 2001 to 2003
  8. Member, Equivalence Committee, Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK, 2004-08
  9. Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Palliative Care, 2003 –
  10. Member, Editorial Board, Psycho Oncology 2002 – 2016
  11. Member Ethics Committee, NIMHANS, 2005 – 2006
  12. Member, Board of Directors, Int’l Psycho Oncology Society, 2006-11
  13. Hindi Officer, NIMHANS, 2008 to 2014.
  14. Head, Department of Psychiatry, 2009-2011.
  15. Member, WHO’s Working Group on the Classification of Somatic Symptom and Dissociative Disorders 2010-2012.
  16. Member of the International Psychiatry Editorial Board, 2011-
  17. Member, Ethics sub Committee for Dissertations in Behavioural Sciences
  18. Chairman, Awards Committee, Indian Psychiatric Society, 2012 – 2013
  19. Member Secretary, Dr Ramachandra N Moorthy Foundation for Mental Health & Neurosciences, NIMHANS, Bangalore, 2011 to date
  20. Associate Editor, British Journal of Psychiatry- International, 2014 to date
  21. Member Secretary, Rehabilitation Committee, NIMHANS Bangalore 2011-2016
  22. Member, University Grants Commission Expert Committee, for deemed university status for Dr Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University Lucknow, July to December 2014.
  23. Editor in Chief, Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Mental Health, Springer Publications, 2014 to date.
  24. Head, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, 2011- 2015.
  25. Dean, Behavioural Sciences Jan 2016 to Jan 2019
  26. Head, Department of Mental Health Education, Dec 2015 to date
  27. Member Secretary, Institute Ethics Committee, 2016 – 2019
  28. Chairman, Board of Studies, NIMHANS, 2016 – 2019
  29. Chairman, PhD Committee, NIMHANS, 2015 – 2018
  30. Member Institute Body, NIMHANS 2019-
  31. Member, Rehabilitation Committee, NIMHANS 2019-
  32. Member, Academic Committee, NIMHANS 2019-
  33. Member, Hospital Management Committee, NIMHANS 2019-

SOME MAJOR RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Indian Council of Medical Research funded Collaborative Study on  Chronic pain, 1981.
  • Study of Somatic Symptoms in Cancer: Manchester, England, 1988 to 1990.
  • Psychesthenic Syndrome attributed to vaginal discharge. NIMHANS  project, 1988-1991.
  • Prevalence of premenstrual symptoms and syndromes in Indian women NIMHANS Funded project, 1991 to 1993.
  • Prevalence of Eating disorders among students in Bangalore. NIMHANS project, 1993-95.
  • WHO project  on ‘Consumers’ and  Caregivers’  satisfaction  with  mental health services- a multisite study’, 1995 to 1997.
  • Ministry of  Home  affairs,  Bureau  of  Police  Research   and Development  project on ‘Mental health problems  among  police  personnel – an epidemiological study’ 1996 to 97.
  • KMIO-NIMHANS Collaborative   Projects   on   Psycho   Oncology,  Psychiatric   problems   in   patients   receiving   radiation treatment, and those with head and neck cancers, Concerns  and psychological problems in cancer patients, 1990 to 1998.
  • Collaborative Study  on Cutaneous Body image  and  Psychosomatic  Reactivity  of  the  Skin, Joint  study  between  NIMHANS  and London, Ontario, Canada, 1997 to 1999.
  • International Collaborative  Study  on  Quality  of   Life   of Caregivers of Dementia patients, Japan, 1997 to 1999.
  • Terry Fox  Foundation Research Project on Psychosocial  care  to improve QOL of Cancer patients and their relatives 2001 – 2002
  • Clinical study of D-Serine Facilitation of Cognitive Retraining in Schizophrenia. Stanley Foundation, USA, 2006- 2010
  • International Study of Depression in Diabetes, INTERPRET DDD, 2012 to 2018
  • DST TIDE project on efficacy of a novel technology, MRI-guided neuronavigation system, to stimulate specified parts of the brains of patients with schizophrenia using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) while they are going through cognitive rehabilitation, 2013 –
  • Medical Research Council – Arts and Humainites Research Council, Global Health Partnership on Promoting Acceptable Public Health Interventions for Internal Migrants in India, UK, TISS, NIMHANS 2017 –
  • GCRF ESRC AHRC Developing mental health literacy in urban and rural communities in Kerala using theatre methodology, UK, TISS, NIMHANS & MHAT.
  • NIHR Global Health Research Group: Improving Outcomes in Mental and Physical Multi morbidity and Developing Research Capacity (IMPACT) in South Asia, University of York
  • NIHR Global Health Research Group Study: Establishing a Standard Care Package to Improve Diagnosis and Early Hospital Management of Patients with Suspected Acute Brain Infections in Low and Middle Income Countries