I graduated from Medical School in Crimea, Ukraine, in 1995.
I was granted full registration with the General Medical Council, UK in January 2009 and have been working for the NHS since April 2009.
Since then, I have completed my postgraduate training in Psychiatry starting with the Foundation Programme.
I became a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2015 and completed dual training in General Adult and Old Age psychiatry in September 2019.
Since October 2019 I have been working as Perinatal Consultant Psychiatrist within the Perinatal Mental Health Service covering Hull, East Riding and the North Lincolnshire area.
I have attended a special 15-day course for New Consultants working in Perinatal Psychiatry, organised by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Health Education of England.
I regularly teach medical students and have an Honorary appointment as Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Hull York Medical School (HYMS).
My areas of expertise include General Psychiatry and Old Age Psychiatry, I am on the GMC Specialist Register for both specialties. My additional area of expertise is Perinatal Psychiatry including pre-conception advice and management of mental disorders in pregnancy and postnatal period.
I am currently accepting medico-legal instructions, acting for the Claimant, Defendant, or joint instructions and have completed the Cardiff University Bond Solon Civil Expert Witness Certificate Courses below:
• Excellence in Report Writing
• Courtroom Skills training
• Civil Law and Procedure 1 & 2
• Cross Examination Day