Imperial College London

Professor Saumitra (Shoumitro) (Shoumi) Deb

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Visiting Professor



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Commonwealth BuildingHammersmith Campus





Current research.


NIHR funded project: Short-term Psycho-Education for Carers To Reduce Over Medication of people with intellectual disabilities (SPECTROM).

NIHR funded project: Aggression Following TBI: Effectiveness of Risperidone (AFTER)-a feasibility RCT.


Positions held.


World Health Organization (WHO)

a)      Work Group member: ICD-11 Intellectual Developmental Disorder.


National Association for Dual Diagnosis (NADD) (USA)

a)      Lead: Section on Conduct Disorder for Diagnostic Manual-Intellectual Disability-version 2; DMID-2 (adaption of DSM5 for ID).

b)      Member: Section on Neurocognitive Disorders for DMID-2.


World Psychiatric Association (WPA) (Ex)

a)      Co-Chair: Section on Psychiatry of Intellectual Disabilities (SPID).

b)      Lead: International Guide for pharmacological interventions for problem behaviours in adults with ID.


European Association for Mental Health in ID (EAMHID) (Ex)

a)      Lead: European Guide for assessment and diagnosis of Mental Disorders in ID (translated in many languages).


National (Ex)

a)      NICE UK Guideline Development Groups member.

b)      NIHR grant panel member.

c)      NIHR Research Fellow.


Royal College of Psychiatrists (Ex)

a)      Lead: National Guide on use of medication for the management of problem behaviours in adults with ID.

b)      Research Lead: ID Faculty.

c)      Member: College Education and Training Committee.

d)     Lead: Curriculum development for Neuropsychiatry training.

e)      Executive Committee member: ID Faculty.

f)       Executive Committee member: Neuropsychiatry Faculty.

g)      Research Lead: Neuropsychiatry Faculty.

h)      Lead: Development of evidence base for the management of problem behaviour in ID.


University of Birmingham (Ex)

a)      MSc Programme Director: Epilepsy.

b)      MSc Module lead: Neuropsychiatry.

c)      MSc Module lead: Intellectual Disability.

d)     Programme Director: ID Psychiatry training West Midlands Deanery.

e)      Lead: Guide for transition services for people with problem behaviour in ID.


University of Cardiff (Ex)

a)      MSc Programme Director: Psychiatry Psychological Medicine.

b)      Vice Chair: Wales Psychiatric Training Committee.

c)      Royal College Research Lead: Psychiatry in Wales.

d)     Member: Team that developed first ever evidence-based practice manual for treatment in ID in the National Health Service, UK.


Developed Dementia Screening Questionnaire for Individuals with Intellectual Disability (DSQIID) which has been translated into more than 12 languages for world-wide use.


Developed first ever carer determined outcome measure for Patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI).