I qualified as a medical doctor in 1994 and did my postgraduate psychiatric training in west London on the Charing Cross Psychiatric Training Scheme, London.
I have worked in a range of very busy teaching hospitals in London gaining experience in several psychiatric sub-specialties.
During my postgraduate training in psychiatry, I undertook postgraduate training in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) at the world renowned Institute of Psychiatry, Maudsley Hospital, Kings College London, leading to the award of a post graduate diploma in CBT in 2006.
I was awarded membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) by examination in 2002 and was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych) in 2013.
I am on the General Medical Councils (GMC) specialist register and I have dual accreditation in general adult psychiatry and substance misuse psychiatry. My GMC number is 4680950.
My NHS practice is at Charing Cross Hospital, London where I am responsible for the care and treatment of patients with complex mental disorders on a psychiatric intensive care unit. I am committed to delivering excellence in mental health care and two of the teams that I lead have been accredited with excellence by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
I am an honorary clinical senior lecturer and personal tutor at Imperial College London. I am the college tutor for psychiatric trainees at the Charing Cross hospital site with responsibility for psychiatric training. I am an examiner for both Imperial College medical students and for the final membership exams for the Royal College of Psychiatrists.