Dr Ramya Mohan
Following a five year stint as a global Psychiatrist on international community development projects between the UK and India, Dr Mohan joined the Priory as a visiting CAMHS Consultant in 2021.
Training and NHS consultant experience
Dr Ramya Mohan trained on the Guys, King’s and St Thomas’ training scheme , London Deanery, as a Senior House Officer in General Psychiatry until 2003. She completed her sub-specialist training at Great Ormond Street Hospital with the Royal London Training Scheme in Developmental (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry), London Deanery in 2008.
She was a fixed term Consultant in CAMHS, Developmental Neuropsychiatry and Learning Disability, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, UK (2008-2009), moving on to a Consultant position in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAMHS), Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, for many years. Since 2016, she has been a Visiting Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Developmental Neuropsychiatry, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, UK and at Telerad RxDx Healthcare, India.
Her roles have included providing clinical leadership, specialist ADHD and ASD structured assessments, support to multidisciplinary clinical assessments, psychiatric reviews, chairing professional meetings, Consultant cover to the CAMHS duty team and liaison with paediatrics /A and E/cardiology /adult mental health and other specialties as required. Her clinical leadership roles have included multi-disciplinary team inputs and structured assessments to the pan-county specialist ASD team and the East Sussex ADHD team, alongside Consultant inputs to Ouse CAMHS.
As a Paediatric Liaison Lead, Royal Surrey County Hospital (2009-2016) and an Autism Champion/Autism Board member, South Surrey (2014 – 2016), she has led and been part of clinical and service development conversations.
Her responsibilities have included keeping up with the requirements of Good Medical Practice as set out by the General Medical Council (including Continuing Professional Development, appraisals, revalidation, clinical governance and peer reviews/support).
2012 – to date: Clinical supervisor and Medical Educator, KSS (Kent, Surrey and Sussex ) Deanery for medical undergraduates and postgraduates in Psychiatry, Paediatrics and Accident & Emergency
2014 – to date : Visiting Faculty for MA (Psychotherapy) students at CCPE, London, UK
2020 – to date: Part of the international training faculty of four UK Psychiatrists for Indian mental health professionals, a collaboration between Concern for Mental Health UK and the Mukul Madhav Foundation India
2020 – to date : Executive committee member of ACAMH UK International- India, the Asian branch of the Association of Child & Adolescent Mental Health UK
2016 – to date: Speciality champion for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry , Health Education England
Dr Mohan has a special interest in Psycho-Oncology (Psychosocial aspects in Cancer) and the Cognitive Neuroscience of Creativity . She ia an acknowledged global pioneer integrating Neuroscience and Medicine with the Creative Arts. She has presented and published in conferences and high-impact journals on a world platform. She has been an invited author for many international scientific publications.
She is actively working with her UK and India based collaborators and researchers on research projects in child and adolescent mental health in high-need populations , including a multi-centric study on creative mental health at Sri Sankara tertiary Cancer centre, India.
Fluency in English and various Asian languages (Hindi, Urdu, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Sanskrit)
I endeavour to provide an empathic , individualised and efficient service with the highest levels of confidentiality and ethics to every patient and family under my care. I am fortunate to have over two decades of psychiatric experience to assist me with up-to-date, evidence-based care. I believe in a tailored, patient-centric approach and take feedback sincerely. This helps me to build on my care for young people and their families under my care or considering assessment / treatment with me. I routinely collect anonymous feedback from the young people and families I see in my clinic to help me evolve, learn and support as optimally as possible.
I am an acknowledged thought leader in the mental health and wellbeing sector, with extensive experience in the mental health sector (clinical and management) and international community development. I am considered a results-oriented leader with deep expertise in global mental health promotion and cross-cultural innovation. I have been recognized as a global pioneer integrating Neuroscience and Medicine with the Creative Arts, Royal College of Psychiatrists UK. I am a twice shortlisted National award nominee for ‘Communicator of the year’, Royal College of Psychiatrists UK and recognised as an SDG champion forerunner and action partner, United Nations.
I am considered a global Psychiatrist with local sensibilities and an international perspective on clinical presentations/needs, geographical/cultural variability, complex family and organisational structures, complexities, diversity and inclusion. My special interests, expertise and Consultant CAMHS experience are in the areas of in neurodevelopmental disability, special needs, co-morbidities, complex presentations and paediatric psychopharmacology.