In the area of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, special areas of focus include epidemiology, genetic underpinnings, neurocognitive processes and clinical presentation of neurodevelopmental disorders such as Tourette Syndrome, Autism, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Other areas of interest include anxiety in young children and metabolic syndrome in adolescents with mental illness.
Broad Research Areas:
MBBS (India), DPM (India), DFT (UK), PhD (UK), FRCPsych (UK), FRANZCP (Aust)
Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of psychiatrists, Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK , Member of the Governing Council of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO); Member of the Executive Committee of the International Neuropsychiatric Association (INA); Member of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation Genetics Collaborative, USA; Expert Member, Mental Health Network, World Federation for Mental Health; Member of the Expert Committee on Global Developmental Delay, Canada; Member of the International Homozygosity Mapping Collaborative for Autism, USA; Scientific Advisor to Rett Syndrome Association, India; Reviewer, McMaster Online Rating of Evidence
Specific Research Keywords:
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Neurodevelopment, Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Tourette Syndrome