Dr Sameer Jauhar is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Academic, known Nationally and Internationally for his research on Mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder) and Psychosis (including schizophrenia), and is currently a Consultant Psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and recently appointed Senior Clinical Lecturer in Mood Disorders and Psychosis at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College, London.
He has worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist since 2011, within General Adult Psychiatry within community and inpatient settings, latterly within Early Intervention for Psychosis services.
Since 2012 he has worked within Psychosis services at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. His experience includes assessment for the National Psychosis Unit, and specialist assessments for people with treatment-resistant psychotic illness.
Dr Jauhar is approved under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act (1983), England, and is an Approved Clinician under the terms of the Act. He has conducted over 100 medico-legal reports in regard to the Mental Health Act (Scotland) and England, and provided reports as expert witness in personal injury claims. He remains available for instruction throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
Dr Jauhar focused areas of expertise include; mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder), psychosis, schizophrenia and psychopharmacology.
Dr Jauhar’s research has focused on brain imaging in people with psychotic illness, as well as epidemiology and meta-analysis of trials of treatments in mood disorders and psychosis. He has also been involved in conducting clinical trials.
Dr Jauhar has authored over 80 peer-reviewed publications and in addition to this is comfortable working within media settings, having given his opinions on mood disorders and psychosis for BBC News and BBC Radio 4, as well as other media outlets. He was recently the Consultant for BBC Horizon’s programme on Tony Slattery, who talked about his bipolar illness.
Royal College of Psychiatrists Membership No.811497, Fellowship awarded 2019. British Association for Psychopharmacology (Council Member, 2020-present), International Society for Bipolar Disorders.