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Dr Rina Dutta

Job title Consultant Psychiatrist

Areas of expertise

The main focus of Dr Dutta’s research is to understand suicide, self-harming behaviour and causes of premature mortality, using clinical epidemiology and clinical informatics based on electronic health records. Her team are also interested in young people’s use of social media, smartphones and their mental wellbeing, physical and mental co-morbidities and the linkage of datasets for clinical research. Dr Dutta also has a key role in the NIHR Maudsley BRC, having joined as Training and Capacity Development co-lead until September 2020, then taking over as lead.


Dr Dutta did her higher training in Psychiatry on the Maudsley Training Scheme. She was an MRC research training fellow and in 2008 she obtained an MSc with distinction in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her PhD was on the subject of ‘Suicide and Premature Death following First Episode Psychosis’. She has received the BMA Margaret Temple Award (2007, 2011 and 2014) and was named Royal Society of Medicine Young Research Trainee of the Year (2011). 

Dr Rina Dutta is now a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Clinician Scientist Fellow of the Health Foundation in partnership with the Academy of Medical Sciences, working at King’s College London.

Clinically Dr Dutta sub-specialises in Liaison and Occupational Psychiatry. Since 2009 she has worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist for the National Affective Disorders Service at the Maudsley Hospital, providing a specialist clinic for healthcare professionals with mood disorders.


  • 1994-2000 MB BS (Hons) with two Distinctions at Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas' School of Medicine (GKT), London
  • 1997 First Class BSc (Hons) in Experimental Pathology at United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospitals (UMDS), London


2019    Elected to Fellowship of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics
2016    Elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych)
2013    Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) with Distinction, King’s College London, University of London and Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
2010    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychological Medicine and Psychiatry, King’s College London, University of London
2009    Award of Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in General Adult Psychiatry with sub-specialisation in Liaison Psychiatry
2008    MSc with Distinction in Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2004    Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych)

Selected publications

For a full updated list please see the Kings College London website.

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