AUTP Officers

Dr Subodh Dave, Chairman

Asso. Dean, Trainee Support, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Consultant Psychiatrist and Dy Dir. of UG Medical Education, Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust; Hon. Asso. Professor, University of Nottingham; V/Prof. SRM University, Chennai

Subodh is passionate about co-production and patient involvement in Quality Improvement and in teaching and has been the architect for the award-winning programme of volunteer-patient teachers in Derby. He has co-authored the undergraduate textbook “Hundred Cases in Psychiatry”. He has contributed to re-designing the psychiatric curriculum nationally and internationally (Zambia and India).


Dr Deepa Bagepalli Krishnan, Honorary Treasurer

ST4 General Adult Psychiatry, , TIPSQI faculty


Deepa completed her medical degree in India. She completed her Foundation training in Mersey deanery and Core training in East Midlands deanery. She is interested in Quality improvement, Leadership, medical education and digital mental health. She has completed a two-year Health Education East Midlands Leadership Fellowship and completing her masters in Leadership from Swansea University.

She is a current Leadership fellow on the RCPsych Leadership Fellowship scheme. She is a QSIR practitioner and has set up QI training for doctors in her Trust. She is also a qualified Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner. Deepa is due to start as academic training as Assistant Professor in Nottingham University from August 2020. Her research interests include affective disorders and digital mental health.


Dr Sridevi Sira Mahalingappa- Honorary Secretary

Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.


Sridevi has a Diploma in Psychiary (NIMHANS, India). She has an interest in medical education and global mental health. She has been involved in an educational link project between India and UK to increase the capacity of trained medical educators in medical colleges in India.

She has been to Zambia to contribute actively in M Med teaching programme. She currently works as a Clinical Teaching Fellow teaching medical students in Derby. She is currently the RCPsych Liaison Specialty Advisory Committee Chair and PLAN Accreditation Committee member.

AUTP is a UK based charity. Registered Charity No. 325134

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