Imperial College London

Professor Saumitra (Shoumitro) (Shoumi) Deb

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Visiting Professor



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Professor Shoumitro (Shoumi) Deb, MBBS, FRCPsych, MD, is a Visiting Clinical Professor of Neuropsychiatry at the Faculty of Medicine, Division of Brain Sciences at Imperial College London, UK. Previously he was a full-time substantive Clinical Professor of adult Neuropsychiatry and Neurodevelopmental disorder at the University of Birmingham and a Senior Clinical Lecturer at Cardiff University and the University of Aberdeen. His research interests include neuropsychiatry of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), particularly apathy syndrome and aggressive behaviour following traumatic brain injury (TBI). His other research interests are epilepsy and intellectual disabilities (ID), dementia, and Down's syndrome. His current work is on the psychopharmacology of aggression in people with TBI and ID. He has also done some preliminary work on advanced neuroimaging (VBM, DTI, fMRI, EEG-fMRI, MRS, etc.), particularly in the context of social cognitive impairment in TBI. He has over 340 publications, including more than 12 books and 60 book chapters and made over 250 presentations at national and international conferences (including keynote speeches and chairing of sessions). His citation index is 9032, h-index is 50, and the i10 index is 136 (25.06.23). He has received over £4 million in research funding from the UK Department of Health, NIHR, the Wellcome Trust, and other charities, and previously led a research and teaching team of over 20 members at the University of Birmingham. He also led MSc courses on Epilepsy and co-led Neuropsychiatry at the University of Birmingham and Psychological Medicine at Cardiff University. 



Deb S, Limbu B, Bianco A, et al., 2023, Ethical prescribing of psychotropic medications for people with neurodevelopmental disorders, Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, ISSN:2366-7532

Deb S, Roy M, Limbu B, 2023, Pharmacological management of psychopathology in people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorder, Bjpsych Advances, Vol:29, ISSN:2056-4686, Pages:322-333

Deb S, Roy M, Limbu B, et al., 2023, Randomised controlled trials of antipsychotics for people with autism spectrum disorder: a systematic review and a meta-analysis, Psychological Medicine, ISSN:0033-2917

Deb S, Limbu B, 2023, Training direct care staff to empower adults with intellectual disabilities and their families to reduce overmedication, Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, ISSN:2366-7532, Pages:1-6

Wilson NJ, Barratt M, Jorgensen M, et al., 2023, Training support workers about the overmedication of people with intellectual disabilities: an Australian pre–post pilot study, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Vol:67, ISSN:0964-2633, Pages:519-530

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