Dr Declan Hyland, Chairperson

Consultant Psychiatrist 



Dr Sridevi Sira Mahalingappa- Honorary Secretary

Consultant Psychiatrist, Western Sydney Local Health District, Sydney;

Honorary (Consultant) Assistant Professor - University of Nottingham;

Honorary Clinical Teaching Fellow - Derbyshire Health Care NHS Foundation Trust


Sridevi has a Diploma in psychiatry (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 the M Med teaching programme. She currently works as a Clinical Teaching Fellow teaching medical students in Derby. 


Dr Deepa Bagepalli Krishnan, Honorary Treasurer


Deepika Sharma - Student Lead

Medical Student, University of Sheffield


Deepika is a graduate medical student at the University of Sheffield and president of the University of Sheffield Psychiatry Society.  She previously qualified as a mental health nurse from King's College London in 2015 and worked at South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, specialising in psychiatric intensive care and places of safety (136 suite) coordination.  Her research interests include medical education and leadership.  She is currently coordinating the AUTP research team.