Meet the expert

Raja MukherjeeDr Raja Mukherjee is an Adult Learning Disability Consultant Psychiatrist for Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, with interest in the management of developmental disorders across the lifespan. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George’s, University of London. Having worked with Jeremy Turk for 18 months in his Child and Adolescent Learning Disability team, he continues to see and advise local colleagues on the behavioural management of children and adults with Developmental disorders across the lifespan.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders became an interest by accident in early 2002 while Dr Mukherjee was part of the editorial team of intellectualdisability.info, a website which teaches students about intellectual disabilities. Since then it has taken over his research and professional interests. In September 2009 he started the first NHS based specialist FASD behavioural clinic and since then has seen over 80 cases for second opinion. The clinic is currently being expanded to offer more comprehensive national opinion on the diagnosis and behaviour management of FASD.

Currently Dr Mukherjee is completing his PhD on the subject of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. He has also acted as an advisor to the BMA board of science, the Department of Health and the World Health Organisation on the subject of FASD. He continues to be an active member of the international scientific panel on FASD for NOFAS UK, for the international conference held biannually in Vancouver and for the European meetings related to FASD. Alongside colleagues he has helped set up the first professional network in the UK for FASD to improve training and knowledge about the subject. Dr Mukherjee is also part of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ special interest group on Adult Autism and the NHS England Specialist Mental Health clinical Reference Group.