Consultant Psychiatrist and Associate Medical Director
Hampshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Shanaya Rathod is a Consultant Psychiatrist in a Crisis Resolution Home treatment team and Associate Medical Director for Mid Hampshire and Eastleigh, Hampshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. She is involved in a range of activities in the NHS including research, audits, teaching, service and strategy development. Following her postgraduate medical education, she completed a doctorate in medicine, certificate course in managing health services with the Institute of Health Care Management and recently acquired a certificate of Advance Medical Leader with British Association of Medical Managers. She has been the Secretary of the South East division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and National Clinical Advisor for the College multisource feedback. She has published a number of chapters, papers in peer reviewed journals and lectured extensively at national and international events.
As a Fellow, Shanaya will be involved in a number of activities locally and nationally as an ambassador for clinical excellence. She has been principal investigator of a qualitative study to develop culturally sensitive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for psychosis for ethnic minority patients by exploration and incorporation of service users' and health professionals' views and opinions. The study has resulted in a culturally adapted CBT for psychosis with guidance for health professionals. As a Fellow, Shanaya will assess the feasibility of the culturally-adapted CBT for psychosis for use in specified black and minority ethnic groups and design a training package for dissemination and use by professionals. An effective treatment based on cultural adaptation will ensure better quality of care for this group of patients through better engagement, and therefore satisfaction with services. It will impact on the quality of care in this group. This project had been funded by the Department of Health Delivering Race Equality Clinical trailblazers group.
This page was last updated: 25 March 2010