Rina Dutta

Rina Dutta

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    Rina Dutta is a Clinician Scientist Fellow of the Health Foundation in partnership with the Academy of Medical Sciences.  She works at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. 

    Her current 5-year research programme is e-HOST-IT: Electronic health records to predict HOspitalised Suicide attempts: Targeting Information Technology solutions.

    In 2012 Rina founded the SUicide, self-harM and Mortality InTerest group (SUMMIT) at King’s Health Partners http://www.kcl.ac.uk/iop/depts/pm/events/SUMMIT.aspx   She is also Clinical Consultant Advisor to the Integrating Mental & Physical healthcare: Research Training & Services Project (IMPARTS) http://www.kcl.ac.uk/iop/depts/pm/research/imparts/index.aspx

    Rina's research interests include suicide, self-harm, causes of premature mortality, mental and physical co-morbidities and the use of datasets for clinical research.

    Rina has sub-specialised in Liaison and Occupational Psychiatry.  Since 2009 she has worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist for the National Affective Disorders Service at the Maudsley Hospital, providing a specialist clinic for health care professionals with mood disorders.

    Education and Training

    Rina Dutta graduated from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine in London in 2000 with a first class degree in Experimental Pathology and two distinctions in Medicine.

    She worked at St Thomas’ Hospital in London as a House Officer and then trained in Psychiatry as a Senior House Officer on the St George’s rotation, before moving to the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London and the Maudsley Hospital.

    Rina was formerly an MRC research training fellow.  In 2008 she obtained an MSc with distinction in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  She was awarded the BMA Margaret Temple Research Grant (2007 and 2011) and was named Royal Society of Medicine Young Research Trainee of the Year (2011).  Her PhD was on the subject of ‘Suicide and Premature Death following First Episode Psychosis’.  She has had major original research papers arising from this work published in high impact factor journals. 

    In April 2013, Rina attained a distinction in her Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) from King's College London.

     

    Research interests

    Suicide and suicide attempts; Psychosis; Treatment of doctors and other healthcare professionals with mood disorders including bipolar affective disorder; Relationship between mental and physical health; Integration of research, training and services for mental and physical health.

    Research interests (short)

    Suicide and suicide attempts; Psychosis; Treatment of doctors and other healthcare professionals with mood disorders including bipolar affective disorder; Relationship between mental and physical health; Integration of research, training and services for mental and physical health.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctor of Philosophy, Suicide and Premature Death following first episode psychosis, King's College London

    Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

    Master of Science, Distinction in Epidemiology, LSHTM London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

    Award Date: 1 Jan 2008

    Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Awarded with 2 distinctions, GSTT Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

    Award Date: 1 Jan 2000

    Bachelor of Science, Experimental Pathology, United Medical and Dental Schools (UMDS)

    Award Date: 1 Jan 1997

    Keywords

    • RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
    • psychiatric epidemiology
    • LB2300 Higher Education
    • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine

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