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Consultant Neuropsychiatrist & Honorary Senior Lecturer
I am employed as a Consultant Neuropsychiatrist at South West London and
St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust and as an Honorary Senior Lecturer by
St George’s University of London. My current responsibilities include
providing a tertiary neuropsychiatry services to the Atkinson Morley Regional
Neurosciences Centre based at Atkinson Morley Wing of St George’s Hospital,
London (for whole of South West London and Surrey) and the Wolfson
Neurorehabilitation Centre, Wimbledon. I am a fully qualified medical
practitioner on the specialist register of GMC. I am qualified as a general
psychiatrist, liaison psychiatrist and as a neuropsychiatrist. I have a
particular interest in the neuropsychiatric consequences of traumatic brain
injuries; cognitive disorders and neuropsychiatric disorders following various
I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych) a member of
Association, International Neuropsychiatric Association and a Fellow of Royal
Society of Medicine. I have, in addition, academic qualifications, Doctor of
Medicine in Psychiatry (MD) and Master of Science in Psychological Medicine
(MSc) with distinction. I am approved in accordance with section 12 of the
Mental Health Act (1983). I am trained in cognitive behavioural therapy and
have obtained a Diploma (Dip CBT). I am also trained in medical ethics and
I am Vice Chair of the Neuropsychiatry Section of the Royal College of
Psychiatrists. I am the Director of Research and Development for the South
west London & St George’s MH NHS Trust. I am a member of the
Examinations Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists involved in
setting and monitoring of theory and clinical postgraduate exams in Psychiatry
in the UK. I am regularly involved in teaching undergraduate and
postgraduate medical students and other professionals on neuropsychiatry
and have published several scientific papers. I have over 14 years of
experience in preparation of medico-legal reports.
MBBS: Nov.1991 MD in Psychiatry 1993 - 1995 MRCPsych: December 1999 MSc in Psychological Medicine 1996 – 2000 Approved under Section 12 (2) of Mental Health Act 1983 CCT General Adult & Liaison Psychiatry 1st April 2003 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2004 FRCPsych: January 2011
Consultant Neuropsychiatrist at St George’s Hospital, London (since 1st July 2003). Honorary Senior Lecturer, St George’s, University of London (since 1st July 2003). Vice Chair of Section of Neuropsychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists (since 2008) Director of R&D, South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (since 1st October 2010) Deputy Hub Lead, South London and South East Hub, Mental Health Research Network (Since September 2011)
Awarded National Merit Scholarship for 2 years (1983 – 1985). Awarded MSc in Psychological Medicine with Distinction by University of Wales 2001.
Awarded Henry Stonnington award for the best review article in 2009 by the journal “Brain Injury”.
Member of Wandsworth Research Ethics Committee (2003 – 2008) Organiser of Neuropsychiatry Educational Forum (2005 – 2009)
MRCPsych Part I Course Organiser, St George’s psychiatric training scheme (2005 - 2011) Member of NICE guideline development group for Parkinson’s Disease (2005-06) Editor of “The Blue Book” – This is a publication of the South West London & St George’s MH NHS Trust. A new edition is published every 6 months. (since October’ 2003). Member of the Examination Subcommittee and Examinations Training Standards Committee, Royal college of Psychiatrists (since 2008) involved in setting and reviewing all the exams conducted by the Royal college of Psychiatrists. CASC Examiner for the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Member of Editorial Board – Acta Neuropsychiatrica (December 2008 – February 2011) Member of Editorial Board – Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry (Since January 2011) Chief Editer of “Current Themes in Psychiatry in Theory and Practice” Palgrave Macmillan 2012. Peer reviewer for a few international journals. Chair of the Educational Committee of the Section of Neuropsychiatry (SoN) involved in the final synthesis & writing of the Neuropsychiatry Core Curriculum document. Lead Organiser of Joint SoN-BNPA conference-09 & Neuropsychiatry Institute programme for the Royal College Annual Conference-09. Advisor & Chair of the Neurology for Psychiatrists Course – an annual national course (2008 onwards) Memeber of Executive Board of Psychiatry Section of The Royal Soceity of Medicine (2010 onwards). Member Executive Committee of the British Indian Psychiatric Society (2009-2011)
Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London.
Member of the British Neuropsychiatric Association.
Member of the American Neuropsychiatric Association.
Member of the International Neurosychiatric Association.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.
Member of the British Medical Association.
Member of the British-Indian Psychiatric Association.
Member of the Indian Psychiatric Society.
1. Guest Lecturer at West Middlesex Final MB Exam preparation Course held
2. I was a regular speaker on the Guildford revision course for MRCPsych
3. I was an invited speaker on the Imperial college MRCPsych Part II course,
UCL MRCPsych part I course, St George’s MRCPsych part I & II courses till 2006.
4. Special interest group of Neuropsychiatry (SIGN) meeting, at The Royal
college of Psychiatrists, April 2004 & Sept 2004.
5. “Non Epileptic fits” At the annual conference of the Royal college of
6. “Neuropsychiatry of Traumatic Brain Injury” at BSRM annual training day,
7. “Neuropsychiatry Training”, at the Royal College of Psychiatrist, May 2006. 8. “Epilepsy in old age” Medicine for old age Psychiatrist, Royal Society of
9. “Aging to Dementia: Mild cognitive Impairment”, Alzheimer centenary
conference, AIIMS, New Delhi, November 2007.
Neuropsychiatry of Epilepsy, Royal Society of Medicine, 2008.
Treatment of Apathy, Annual Conference of the Royal College of
Chair, Psychopharmacology of Neuropsychiatry, BNPA-SoN joint
Apathy & Amotivation, Annual national conference of BIPA, 2009.
Affective disorders in epilepsy, annual conference of the Royal College
Neuropsychiatry of Stroke, Regional Stroke Day, St George’s London
Co-Chair of symposia “Screening for depression and anxiety in
neurological disorders” at the International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, June 2010.
Screening for depression and anxiety in epilepsy: problems and
solutions, International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, June 2010.
Depression & Anxiety in Epilepsy: problems and solutions, Second HK-
UK Joint International Conference, Hong Kong, 11th December 2010.
Co-Chair of symposia: “Medical-Psychiatric Co-Morbidity”. Second HK-
UK Joint International Conference, Hong Kong, 11th December 2010.
Functional Non Epileptic attacks, 7th International Congress of Cognitive
Psychotherapy (ICCP) Istanbul, Turkey 4th June 2011.
Chair and organiser of “Facilitating Research within NHS: Challenges for
Mental Health” London, 28th October 2011.
Chair “Becoming a Neuropsychiatrist” Section of Neuropsychiatry
conference, Cambridge, Thursday 8th September 2011.
ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS: 1. Impact of neurological inpatient screening programme. 2. Screeing programme for outpatients with epilepsy - An unrestricted grant of £5,000 has been awarded. 3. Emotional thermometers tool - validation in neurological population. 4. Retrospective review of neuropsychiatric outcomes following epilepsy surgery. 5. National survey of epilepsy surgery neuropsychiatric involvement.
1. Jhingan H.P., Agrawal N., Saxena S. & Gupta D.K. (2000) Multiple
Personality disorder following conversion and dissociative disorder NOS: a case report, Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 42, 98 – 100.
2. Kishore C. & Agrawal N. (2001) Standing back from front, Human Givens,
3. Stimpson N., Agrawal, N. & Lewis G. (2002) Randomised controlled trials
investigating pharmacological and psychological interventions for Treatment Refractory Depression: A Systematic Review, British Journal of Psychiatry, 181: 284-294.
4. Agrawal N & Jhingan H P (2002) Life events and Depression in elderly.
Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 44 (1) 35 – 40.
5. Stimpson NJ, Lewis G & Agrawal N. Treatment Refractory Depression. The
efficacy of Psychological, Pharmacological and other interventions. Cochrane Collaboration.
Lithium augmentation in treatment-refractory unipolar depression. Br. J. Psychiatry; 182: 456 - 457.
7. Agrawal N. (2004) Evidence needed for treatment strategies in refractory
depression. British Journal of Psychiatry. 184, 182.
8. Agrawal N. (2004) Neuropsychiatry. BMJ Career Focus, Jan 2004; 328: 35s
9. Agrawal N. & Hirsch S. (2004) Schizophrenia: Evidence for conceptualising
it as a brain disease. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 24 (4) 437 – 444.
Agrawal N & Mitchell A (2005) The National Service Framework for
Long term conditions. BMJ, 330: 1280 – 81.
Mitchell A & Agrawal N (2005) Training in Neuropsychiatry: Time to
re-integrate into mainstream Psychiatry. Psychiatric Bulletin, 29: 361 – 364.
Aleman A, Agrawal N, Morgan KD, David AS. (2006) Insight in
psychosis and neuropsychological functions: a meta-analysis. British Journal of Psychiatry; 189: 204-212.
Davies L, Stern JS, Agrawal N & Robertson MR (2006) A case series of
patients with Tourette’s syndrome in the United Kingdom treated with Aripiprazole. Human Psychopharmacology; 21: 1-7.
Jefferies K & Agrawal N (2006) Early Onset Dementia, CPD Online, The
Jefferies K, Owino A, Richards H & Agrawal N (2007) Psychiatric
disorders in neurology inpatients: Estimate of prevalence and usefulness of screening questionnaires. JNNP; 78; 416-418.
Jefferies K & Agrawal N (2007) Neuropsychiatry of Stroke, CPD Online,
Govender S & Agrawal N (2008) Neuropsychiatry of Epilepsy, CPD
Online, The Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Agrawal N, Fleminger S, Ring H & Deb S (2008) Neuropsychiatry in the
UK: National survey of existing service provision. Psychiatric Bulletin; 32: 288-291.
Agrawal N, Fleminger S, Ring H & Deb S (2008) Neuropsychiatry in the
UK: Planning the service provision for the 21st century. Psychiatric Bulletin; 32:302-306.
Poole N & Agrawal N (2008) Cholinomimetic agents and neurocognitive
impairment following head injury: A systematic review. Brain Injury, 22:7, 519-534.
Parsons B & Agrawal N (2008) Acute confusional states: a guide to
Poole N, McDonald B & Agrawal N (2009) Rapid onset florid psychotic
symptoms during video-EEG telemetry: undetected complex partial status? Epilepsia 50 (1) 159-160.
Gaynor D, Cock H & Agrawal N (2009) Psychological treatments for
Jefferies K & Agrawal N (2009) Early onset dementia. Advances in
Poole N, Wuerz & Agrawal N (2010) Abreaction for conversion disorder:
a systematic review with meta-analysis. British journal of Psychiatry; 197, 91–95.
Govender S & Agrawal N (2011) Epilepsy & Neuropsychiatric Co-
morbidities. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment; 17: 44-53
neuropsychiatric complications in older adults. British Journal of Hospital Medicine. 72(6 MMC Supp): M88 - M91.
Agrawal N & Rickards H (2011) Detection and treatment of depression
in neurological disorders. Editorial commentary. JNNP; 82: 828-829.
Lodhi S & Agrawal N (in Press) Neurocognitive problems in Epilepsy.
Nimmagadda, SR, Agrawal N, Worrall-Davies A, Markova I, Rickards H.
(in press 2011) Determinants of Irritability In Huntington’s Disease. Acta
Neuropsychiatrica. Article first published online: 6 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1601-5215.2011.00563.x
Earl J, Pop O, Jefferies K & Agrawal N (in press) Impact of
Neuropsychiatry screening in neurological inpatients: comparison with routine clinical practice. Acta Neuropsychiatrica. Article first published online: 30 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1601-5215.2011.00576.x
Wattebot-Obrien C & Agrawal N (in press) Managing mood problems in
the elderly with epilepsy. GM2 Neurology.
Patel AG, Malik H & Agrawal N. (in press 2012) Neuroimaging in
Psychiatry, CPD Online, The Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Bansal V. & Agrawal N. (1990), Eye Donation, Ayurvigyan Pragati.
National medico’s organisation publication, Patna, India – written as a final year medical student.
Kishore C., Verma S.K., Dhar P.L & Agrawal N, Psychological effects of
vipassana on Tihar jail inmates, Vipassana for reforms in prisons, Vipassana research institute publication.
Wing J & Agrawal N. (2003) Concept and classification of schizophrenia.
In Schizophrenia, Ed S. Hirsch & D. Weinberger, 2nd Edition.
Agrawal N. & Hirsch S. (2005) Psychiatry. In Alarm Bells in Medicine, BMJ
Jefferies K, Lawrence R & Agrawal N (2012) Younger People with
Dementia: an Update. Current Themes in Psychiatry in theory and practice, Palgrave MacMillan.
Gaynor D & Agrawal N (2012) Psychological Conceptualisation and
Treatment Approaches to Functional Nonepileptic Attacks. Current Themes in Psychiatry in theory and practice, Palgrave MacMillan.
1. The Blue Book: Guidelines for the management of common/selected
psychiatric emergencies and certain trust policies and procedures, Edited by Agrawal N. 6 monthly editions from 2003. South West London & St George’s MH NHS Trust, London.
2. Current Themes in Psychiatry in Theory and Practice (2012): I am
the lead editor with Dr Jim Bolton & Dr Raghu Gaind.
PEER REVIEWER I have peer reviewed articles for the following scientific Journals:
1. Cognitive Neuroscience 2. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 3. British Journal of Psychiatry 4. Journal of Affective Disorders 5. Psychiatric Bulletin 6. Brain Injury
GRANT REVIEWER I have reviewed grant applications for Parkinson Disease Society.
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