Indira Sharma, MBBS, MD, MAMS, PhD

Professor and Head
Department of Psychiatry
Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221005, India

Biography

QUALIFICATIONS:

• MBBS from KG’s Medical College, Lucknow in 1972
• Post graduated from KG’s Medical College, Lucknow in 1977
• PhD (Forensic Medicine) from BHU in September, 2010
• Diploma in Yoga
• Certificate Course in Yoga “Practices in Daily Living”
• Bahasa Melayu Grad 1st Year, from Universiti Malaya

CURRENT POSITION:

• President of Indian Association of Geriatric Mental Health
• Vice President, Asian Federation of Psychiatric Associations
• Vice President, Indian Association of Social Psychiatry

FORMER POSITIONS:

• Professor Head of Department of Psychiatry & Head of the Child Psychiatry at Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
• President of Indian Psychiatry Society
• President SAARC Psychiatric federation
• President of the Indian Association of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
• President, IMA-BHU (twice)
• President Indian Psychiatric Society-Central Zone
• Editor of the Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
• Editor of the Indian Journal of Behavioural Sciences
• Chairperson CME, Chairperson CME, Indian Association of Geriatric Mental Health
• Chairperson CME, Chairperson CME, Indian Association of Social Psychiatry
• Chairperson CME, Indian Psychiatric Society-Central Zone
• Chairperson, Specialty section, Forensic Psychiatry, Indian Psychiatric Society
• Chairperson, Committee on Women Mental Health, Indian Psychiatric Society
• Chairperson, Specialty section, Women Mental Health, Indian Psychiatric Society
• Direct Council member, Indian Psychiatric Society

Research Interest

Her research interests include: Geriatric Society: Cognitive remediation, Forensic Psychiatry: Social and legal issues in married women with mental illness, Women Mental Health: Mental Illness and Marriage-Social and Forensic aspects, Child Psychiatry: early psychosis, spectrum disorder; At Risk Mental States, Conversion disorder.

Scientific Activities

AWARDS AND HONORS:

• Special Prize (KGMC, Lucknow)
• Fellowship in Biological Psychiatry & Psychopharmacology (WHO & ICMR)
• Poona Psychiatric Association Award II by Indian Psychiatric Society
• Bombay Psychiatric Silver Jubilee Award by Indian Psychiatric Society
• BB Sethi Oration by Indian Psychiatric Society- Central Zone
• Tara Naidu awards by Indian Psychiatric Society- Central Zone
• Membership of the National Academy of Medical Sciences
• Membership of the International Brain Research Organisation
• International Fellowship in Child and Adolescent and Mental Health by British Council at University of Leicester, UK
• Pathak A and Sharma I: Psychiatric Morbidity in Patients of Hypertension: Won Prof Shailendra K Vajpayee Award-Young Researcher Award at BPCON 2011, jointly organized by the Indian Society of Hypertension and World Hypertension League
• Life time achievement award by Indo-Global Health Care Summit & Expo 2014, Innovations and Advances. at Hyderabad
• Invited by Ministry of Health and Quality of Life, Mauritius, and Mauritian Psychiatric Association to Chair the round table conference on 11th November 2014 for making recommendations on Women’s Mental Health
• Invited by Ministry of Health and Quality of Life, Mauritius, and Mauritian Psychiatric Association to participate in the 1st Mauritius Congress on Women’s Mental Health as Chief Guest on 12th November 2014
• Visiting faculty at the Mauritius University, on 14th November 2014. Invited to deliver a lecture on “Parenting in the New Millennium”

ORGANISATION OF CONFERENCE/ WORKSHOPS/ SYMPOSIA:

• ANCIPS in 1988
• Mid Term CME of IPS in 1998
• 1st Mid Term CME of IAGMH in 2009
• 1st Mid Term CME on Women Mental Health-2009 of Indian Psychiatric Society and Many others

Publications

She had published 115 publications in National & International Journals. (including 2 books and 17 chapters).