I am a Consultant Psychiatrist currently working in West Sussex where I hold a substantive position working for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Having worked in General Medicine in Spain, I trained in Psychiatry in the UK and have been a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists since 2005. I am in the GMC Specialist Register for General Adult Psychiatry and Substance Misuse Psychiatry.
I have developed a community Eating Disorder Service, a Neuropsychiatry Liaison Service, Adult ADHD clinics at different locations in the UK and I have transformed an in-patient detoxification unit into an in-patient Dual Diagnosis Service.
I have a keen interest in research and I have completed an MSc in Psychiatric Research at University College London, with a project exploring the links between the Crisis Resolution Teams and other Health Services across Primary and Secondary Care settings.
I am an avid reader and keep abreast of the latest research publications, which affords me with an up to date knowledge of pharmacological and other non biological therapeutic interventions. Psychopathology, the science which studies the symptoms in the mind and makes possible to establish accurate diagnoses, is one of my passions.I am a formal Educational Supervisor to psychiatric trainees and in the past years I have tutored medical students from King´s College London where I have been an external examiner for the final year medical students.
I belong to the "Madness and Literature framework", based at Nottingham University and within this framework I have published a study exploring different authors’ mental health conditions and how it reflects in their literary works.
My main strengths are a wide clinical versatility and a thorough understanding of the human nature which is instrumental in this field of medicine. My main areas of expertise are Bipolar Affective Disorders, Depression, ADHD in Adults, Dual Diagnosis and Substance Misuse Psychiatry, and Neuropsychiatry.