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Prof. Shanaya Rathod, MBBS, MSc (Leadership), MRCPsych, DM is an experienced consultant psychiatrist with dual accreditation on the GMC Specialist Register in both adult and old age psychiatry.
She is an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist and Director of Research with Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. She is a visiting Professor at the Faculty of Science, University of Portsmouth. Through leadership and research projects she has influenced national strategy and held a number of leadership roles within the NHS in medical and clinical management.
She has been a Fellow of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2010 – 2013) and is currently the Mental Health Clinical Lead for the Wessex Clinical Research Network and Wessex Academic Health Sciences Network. Through these roles, she provides systems leadership across organizations on the strategic development of mental health services. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and has authored books (like Back to Life, Back to Normality; Cultural Adaptation of CBT for Serious Mental illness, Brief Interventions in Psychosis etc.) especially on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. She is an invited speaker at national and international events and radio and TV
Shanaya Rathod specialized as a Psychiatrist in Wessex, gaining full membership of the Royal College Of Psychiatrists. She then completed a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Southampton and a Masters in Leadership from the University of Birmingham and NHS Leadership Academy.
Over the years she has mastered specialist skills across the illness pathway through assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of common and severe enduring mental health conditions. She has an expertise in supporting people through stressful times in their lives, through developing their resilience and coping strategies by working with them collaboratively and coaching them towards recovery. She aims to provide a high quality personalised and friendly service where patient’s experience, choice, and needs come first. Prof Rathod also understands the needs of carers and does her best to provide family friendly services
Areas of interest
Anxiety and Adjustment disorders; Panic disorder; Phobias; Depression; Coping problems and work related stress; Bereavement management; Bipolar Affective disorder; Family related stress; Trauma and Post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD); Behaviour management and Personality disorders; Psychosis; Alcohol and substance misuse; Chronic Pain, Autistic Spectrum Disorder assessments, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder assessments in adults.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Psychiatrist and Director of Research
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Professor (hon) with University of Portsmouth
Courses offered to GPs
Common Mental Health Conditions: When to Refer;
Is My Patient at Risk of Suicide - Assessment of Risk;
How do I Assess Psychosis
Reference number 4482042
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Psychiatrists
British Medical Association
Medical Protection Society
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.