Dr Amritash Rai - Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Postgraduate qualifications/Experience as a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

In addition to his private practice, he is currently a consultant Psychiatrist for the Logan CYMHS team (Part of Metro South HHS in Brisbane ). In Australia, he has worked as a Community CYMHS consultant in Hervey Bay & Maryborough for 2 years (2015-17) and integrated CYMHS team consultant at Gold Coast HHS (2017-18).    

Dr Rai holds postgraduate qualifications from Australia (FRANZCP), UK  (MRCPsych & CCT) and India (MD Psychiatry). 

 Dr. Rai completed his MBBS from the University College of Medical Sciences in Delhi in 1997. He then was selected through a competitive examination to one of only two places at the prestigious MD Psychiatry Program at the University of Delhi - Maulana Azad Medical College and G B Pant Hospital in May 1998. He completed his MD Psychiatry in 2001 doing his master's dissertation on "Drug Use in School Students".  He worked as a Senior Registrar in the same hospital before moving to the UK in 2002 to further his training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.   

Dr. Rai joined the reputable Mid Trent Training Scheme in Psychiatry in Nottingham in February 2003 and was admitted to the Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRC Psych) in 2005 clearing all his exams in the first attempt. During this time he also completed the Diploma in Medical Sciences (Clinical Psychiatry) with distinction from the University of Nottingham.  In November 2005 Dr. Rai was selected to the Trent Higher Training Scheme in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He was also appointed as a Clinical Lecturer in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Nottingham Medical School. He completed his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training in November 2008 and was awarded the CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training) in  Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He was also admitted to the Medical Register in the UK as a specialist Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.    

He was appointed as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust - the largest mental health trust in the UK in December 2008. He worked in this role until 2013 leading several initiatives including the establishment of a Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders service for the county. He moved to an inpatient role in the Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Trust until 2015 when he made the move to Australia.