Prof Subodh Dave, Chairman

Consultant Psychiatrist and Dy Dir. of UG Medical Education, Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust; Professor Of Mental Health, University of Bolton; 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.

Ratnu Vaidya - Engagement Lead

Medical Student, Newcastle University


Ratnu is a medical student at Newcastle University and President of Newcastle University Psychiatry Society. He has interests in healthcare leadership, policy, and law, having roles as Northern Lead of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management and Scholar at the Healthcare Leadership Academy, in addition to being former President of Newcastle Medical Leadership and Management Society.

His clinical and academic interest is in intellectual disability psychiatry, having conducted research into hospital admissions and psychotropic prescribing practices for those with autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities.

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