Consultant Psychiatrist

Tel: 0203 947 5780 or email melanie.smith36@nhs.net

General Adult Psychiatry

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

Interaction between physical and mental health.
Spinal cord injury.
Psychological and psychiatric aspects of persistent pain, joint hypermobility, fibromyalgia and functional somatic syndromes.

Interaction between mental and physical health; health-related policy, especially pertaining to mental health; outcome measurement in mental health services

Dr Ramanuj was appointed a Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in 2016 after a year spent conducting research in New York on the prestigious Harkness Fellowship. He has a strong interest in improving the mental health of people with chronic physical illnesses and the physical health of people with mental disorders. His clinical practice is divided between spinal cord rehabilitation, persistent pain and general liaison psychiatry. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is Clinical Director of Mental Health and Community Programmes at Imperial College Health Partners and Senior Research Fellow at RAND Europe, a research institute affiliated with the University of Cambridge.

Dr Ramanuj qualified from the GKT School of Medicine, King’s College London in 2006. He trained in Sussex and London, completing his psychiatric training at the Maudsley and St Thomas’ Hospitals. He has undertaken fellowships at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London; Public Health England and was a Harkness Fellow in Healthcare Policy at Columbia University in New York.