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Prathiba Chitsabesan

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Visiting Professor
Pennine Care NHS FT and Manchester Metropolitan University

Professor Prathiba Chitsabesan is a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry working in a large mental health and learning disability trust in Greater Manchester. Lead consultant since 2005, she became Clinical Director in 2015 and currently works with NHS England and Improvement. She was involved in developing the mental health response following the Manchester Arena Attack (2017) and contributing to the national framework for psychosocial and mental health care following incidents and emergencies (Emergency Preparedness Resilience Response, EPRR). She continues to be research active as a Visiting Chair (Manchester Metropolitan University) and has been involved in a number of regional and national transformation programmes.