Parashar Ramanuj

Thank you for visiting my website. I am a doctor with more than ten years of medical experience. I graduated from King’s College London with a first-class honours degree in Neuroscience (BSc) and a degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) with merit. I completed my psychiatric training on one of the country’s foremost training schemes in psychiatry at the Maudsley and St Thomas’ Hospitals in central London.


After gaining my consultancy, I spent a year in America on the prestigious Harkness Fellowship. I was a Visiting Scholar at the ivy league Columbia University in New York City, studying ways to help people with serious mental illnesses receive better care, not just for their mental illness but also their physical health and social problems like housing and employment.


I am now a Consultant Psychiatrist and one of very few specialists in the Psychiatry of Musculoskeletal Disease at the world-renowned Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. Here I provide care to people who have suffered life-changing events like paralysis or cancers, as well as developing expertise in looking after people with chronic pain and hypermobility syndromes.


I am trained in using talking therapies in my consultations. These can help to identify why someone may be expressing their emotions in certain ways (or in some cases not expressing them) and how past relationships can have an impact on how people behave now. More recently I have begun exploring therapies that borrow a lot from eastern Zen philosophy which can help people accept and get beyond things that may be holding them back.


I am accredited in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry by the General Medical Council and am experienced in Perinatal Psychiatry - treating women with mental health problems during pregnancy and in the year after birth. I am active in teaching and training other doctors, physiotherapists and other health professionals. I am also actively involved in international research projects such as with the Harvard Global Health Institute and the Columbia University Medical Centre. These activities have led to me being appointed a Senior Research Fellow at RAND Europe, a public research organisation with close links to the University of Cambridge.


I would love to be able to use my expertise to help you achieve the things that matter to you.

Additional Expertise and Roles
Selection of Awards Received
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England’s Representative,

International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership

Honorary Fellow in Health Protection,

Public Health England

Medical School Admissions Interviewer,

King’s College London GKT School of Medicine

Invited Lecturer,

General Practice Vocational Training Scheme

National Medical Director’s Fellow,

Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management

Medical Leadership and Management Lead Trainer, Maudsley Training Scheme

Senior Clinical Attaché,

Mental Health Policy Unit, Royal College of Psychiatrists

Honorary Research Fellow,

Institute of Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience


Travel Bursary (Palm Springs),

Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry


Value-Based Health Care Delivery Intensive Seminar,

Harvard Business School


Shortlisted for Higher Psychiatry Trainee of the Year,

Royal College of Psychiatrists


Trainee-led Research Silver Award,

Section of Neuropsychiatry


Travel Bursary (San Francisco)

Encephalitis Society

Ramanuj PP. Bearing the Cost of the American Dream: Reflecting on the Street Homeless in America. International Psychiatry (in press)

Kilbourne AM, Beck K, Spaeth-Rublee B, Ramanuj PP, et al. Improving Quality and Reducing Disparities in Mental Health Care. World Psychiatry (in press)

Pincus HA, Spaeth-Rublee B, Ramanuj PP. Bringing Recovery and Consumers’ Views into the Mainstream of Mental Health Quality Measurement. Psychiatric Services 2017; doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201600222

Ramanuj PP, Breslau J, Strathdee G, et al. Carrots and Sticks on Opposite Sides of the Atlantic: Integration Incentives for People with Serious Mental Illness in England. Psychiatric Services 2017; 68: 430-432.

Granerød J, Davies NW, Ramanuj PP, et al. Increased Rates of Sequelae post-Encephalitis in Individuals attending Primary Care Practices in the United Kingdom: a population-based retrospective cohort study. Journal of Neurology 2017; 264: 407-415.


Ramanuj PP. A Dissection of Radiohead’s Paranoid Android (Psychiatry in Music). British Journal of Psychiatry 2015; 328: doi. 10.1192/bjp.bp.112.119487.


Ramanuj PP, Granerød J, Davies NW, et al. Quality of Life and associated Socio-Clinical Factors after Encephalitis in Children and Adults in England: a population-based, prospective cohort study. PLoS One 2014; doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103496.


Ramanuj PP, Ryland H, Mitchell EW, et al. In the Spotlight: Healthcare Inspections as an Opportunity for Trainee Clinicians to be the Leaders of Today. BMJ Quality and Safety 2014; 23: 624-8

Ramanuj PP. Improving blood and ECG monitoring among patients prescribed regular antipsychotic medications. Mental Health in Family Medicine 2013; 10: 29-36.

Invited Lecturer,

General Practice Vocational Training Scheme




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