He has a special interest in the assessment and treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, social phobia, sexual dysfunction and psychosis.
He has wide experience treating patients in the ethnic minority areas of Birmingham and is able to communicate in various Asian languages to deliver expert care. He has a very good understanding of the differing needs and requirements of these minority groups.
He regularly delivers lectures to medical students, trainee psychiatrists, general practitioners and health professionals from other disciplines. Recent lectures have addressed social, cultural and ethnic aspects of mood disorders, culture bound syndromes, the assessment of risk, suicide prevention, management of depression in primary care and the neurobiology of depression.
He has an active medico-legal practice and is regularly involved in writing reports and giving expert evidence for both family, civil and criminal proceedings.
He has a keen research interest and has publications looking at managing side effects of commonly used psychiatric medication and improving training of postgraduate doctors.
He is regularly involved in audit, evaluation of outcomes and has experience of leading serious incident reviews and quality reviews of clinical services.
He is currently undertaking research into the views and attitudes of mental health professionals towards oral and injectable antipsychotic medication.