I qualified as a medical doctor in 1994 and carried out my postgraduate psychiatric training in west London on the Charing Cross Psychiatric Training Scheme, London.
I have carried out postgraduate training in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) from 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 with dual accreditation in general adult psychiatry and addiction 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. In addition, I am the medical director at Cygnet Hospital Harrow-on-the-Hill, formerly Bowden House Clinic.
I am the Public Engagement Officer of the London Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. I recently completed an MSc in Healthcare Leadership, from the prestigious NHS Leadership Academy.
I have an interest in medical education and I am an honorary clinical senior lecturer and personal tutor at Imperial College, London. I was formerly 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.
I was featured in the 2019 & 2020 Powerlist as one of the 100 most influential black people in the UK.