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Professor Valsamma Eapen

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Research Interests:
In the area of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, special areas of focus include epidemiology, genetic underpinnings, neurocognitive processes and clinical presentation of neurodevelopmental disorders such as Tourette Syndrome, Autism, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Other areas of interest include anxiety in young children and metabolic syndrome in adolescents with mental illness.

Broad Research Areas:

MBBS (India), DPM (India), DFT (UK), PhD (UK), FRCPsych (UK), FRANZCP (Aust)

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of psychiatrists, Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK , Member of the Governing Council of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO); Member of the Executive Committee of the International Neuropsychiatric Association (INA); Member of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation Genetics Collaborative, USA; Expert Member, Mental Health Network, World Federation for Mental Health; Member of the Expert Committee on Global Developmental Delay, Canada; Member of the International Homozygosity Mapping Collaborative for Autism, USA; Scientific Advisor to Rett Syndrome Association, India; Reviewer, McMaster Online Rating of Evidence

Specific Research Keywords:
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Neurodevelopment, Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Tourette Syndrome

Teaching & Supervision
I am available to supervise: 
Areas of supervision: 

ILP Students, PhD's, Honours, Masters, Fellowships

Currently supervising: 

ILP Students, PhD's, Honours, Masters, Fellowships, McPhil

Supervision keywords: 
tourette syndrome
attention deficit disorder
obsessive compulsive disorder
Media & Expertise
Areas of expertise: 

Tourette syndrome, childhood OCD, ADHD, autism.