Dr. Arun Ravindran is Clinician Scientist in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute and Staff Psychiatrist in Mood and Anxiety Services, for which division he was the former Clinical Director and Chief. He is a Full Professor in the Division of Neuroscience & Clinical Translation, Department of Psychiatry and its founding Emeritus Director of the Global Mental Health Program. He is a Full Member and Faculty at the Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto.
Dr. Ravindran trained in psychiatry at the University of London, obtained an MSc in Neurobiology from Brunel University, and received his PhD in Behavioural Neurosciences from Liverpool John Moores University, UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and an Elected Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists of UK. An opinion leader in his field, he is also a founding member of the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Disorders (CANMAT).
Areas of Research
Dr. Ravindran’s clinical and research interests are in mood and anxiety disorders, in particular the behavioural pharmacology of psychotropic agents and their synergy with psychological therapies. He has conducted neurobiological studies of their etiology. Dr. Ravindran had a long interest in global mental health. He has developed, evaluated, and implemented effective mental health education programs in low- and middle-income countries in Asia and Central America. These programs focused on improving mental health knowledge, reducing stigma, building clinical capacity, and improving mental well-being and especially among transitional youth.
Dr. Ravindran has received peer-reviewed funding as principal or co-investigator of over $18 million and has over 350 peer-reviewed publications. In 2020, he was nominated by the Web of Science - Clarivate to be in the top 1% of cited researchers in the field of Psychiatry and Psychology.
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