Dr. Chennattucherry John Joseph is a UK trained psychiatrist who is now working in Kerala. He completed his medical graduation from Calicut Medical College, Kerala in the year 1999. Having successfully completed the PLAB (Professional Linguistic Assessment Board) test by UK General Medical Council, Dr Joseph joined the Psychiatry basic specialist training programme in South Wales under the Welsh Deanery in 2001. After obtaining the membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK, Dr Joseph joined the General Adult Psychiatry higher specialist training programme under the Northern Deanery in Newcastle. Dr Joseph has approximately 10 years of work experience in the UK, 4 years in Australia and 5 years in India.

Dr Joseph has extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of adult mental health problems and has had training in various subspecialties of psychiatry including consultation liaison psychiatry, child psychiatry, intellectual disability, forensic psychiatry, old age psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, substance misuse and rehabilitation psychiatry during his 6 years long training in the UK. UK psychiatric training has strong emphasis on the use of psychosocial interventions and Dr Joseph has had significant training and exposure to various psychotherapeutic techniques including, but not limited to cognitive behavioural therapy, transactional analysis and personal construct psychotherapy.

Dr Joseph returned to India in late 2014 and established a mental health clinic with the help of Little Flower Hospital, Angamaly where he hopes to apply the knowledge and expertise, he acquired abroad to help the local population. As he originates from India, he is very much aware of the unique sociocultural context and therefore able to adapt the Western principles of modern mental health care to the Indian context in order to deliver high quality care tailored to the unique needs of the local population.


  1. MBBS - Calicut University, Kerala, India (1999)
  2. DPM - Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Medicine - University of Wales Cardiff University, UK (2005)
  3. MRCPsych - Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, UK (2005)
  4. MSc - Master of Science in Psychiatry, Cardiff University, UK (2009)
  5. CCT - Certificate of Completion of Training in General Psychiatry, General Medical Council, London, UK (2010)
  6. FRANZCP - Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Melbourne, Australia (2013)

  Work History

  1. Consultant Psychiatrist at Brain and Mind Clinic, Little Flower Hospital, Angamaly, India (Dec 2014 onwards)
  2. Consultant Psychiatrist at PaRK Mental Health service under South Metro Area Mental Health Service, Perth, Australia (June 2011 to Nov 2014)
  3. Consultant Psychiatrist at Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, UK (May 2010 to May 2011)
  4. Specialist Registrar in Liaison Psychiatry, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK (Aug 2009 to April 2010)
  5. Specialist Registrar in Crisis Assessment and Home Treatment Team, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK (Aug 2008 to Aug 2009)
  6. Specialist Registrar in Community Psychiatry, Hadrian Clinic, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK (Aug 2007 to Aug 2008)
  7. Associate Psychiatrist in Adult Psychiatry at Pembrokeshire and Derwen NHS Trust, Carmarthen, UK (Aug 2004 to Aug 2007)
  8. Senior House Officer in Psychiatry at Pembrokeshire and Derwen NHS Trust, Carmarthen, UK (August 2001 to Aug 2004) - 15 months in General Adult Psychiatry, 6 months in Old Age psychiatry, 6 months in Forensic Psychiatry, 6 months in Learning Disability Psychiatry and 3 months in Rehabilitation Psychiatry.
  9. Resident Medical Officer at Sacred Heart Mission Hospital, Irinjalakuda, Kerala, India (Jan 2001 to Mar 2001)
  10. Resident Medical Officer at Fatima Mata Mission Hospital, Kalpetta, Kerala, India (Feb 2000 to Dec 2000)
  11. House Surgeon at Calicut Medical College Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India (Dec 1998 to Jan 2000)


  1. Chennattucherry John Joseph, Alan Currie, Imran Piracha (2011). Tardive Dyskinesia: Psychiatrists’ knowledge and practice, The Psychiatrist, Vol 35, 164 - 167
  2. Chennattucherry John Joseph and Yee Ming Mok (2010). Physical Health Issues in the text book Practical Management of Bipolar Disorder, Cambridge University Press, May 2010.
  3. Chennattucherry John Joseph, Alan Currie, Imran Piracha (2008). Tardive Dyskinesia: What do we know? What do we do? Are we at risk of litigation? Poster presentation at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Faculty of General and Community Psychiatry Annual Residential Meeting, Manchester, 16 & 17 October 2008. Abstract included in the conference pack.

Personal Interests

He has a special interest in public speaking and he has won numerous prizes for extempore speech and debate competitions during his school and early university education period. He was first prize winner for extempore speech competition twice at the Kerala State School Youth Festival held in 1989 and 1991 and he won the first prize at Malayala Manorama PC Alexander Endowment speech competition. He also has had training in Carnatic music and instrumental music (violin). He has won prizes for light music, classical music, instrumental music and recitation during his school days and his programs have been broadcast on Doordarshan, Thiruvanathapuram.