Dr Das dodged post-graduate exams as long as he could and then became a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2011. He has worked as a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist since 2013, within the NHS and the independent sector. In this role, he has worked in a large female prison, in medium-secure and low-secure locked forensic psychiatric units and as a Clinical Director of housing association. Currently, he works in two NHS Court Diversion schemes in criminal courts in London. He is also CEO of his own medico-legal practice, Sigma Delta Psychiatry Expertise; he regularly undertakes medico-legal assessments, in numerous prisons across the country and gives evidence in court as a psychiatric expert witness. He also takes on Civil Court cases, dealing with psychiatric illnesses that have developed after a range of traumatic experiences, from medical negligence to sexual assault.
Outside of medicine, Dr Das has indulged in a wide range of eclectic hobbies. This includes competitive poker, performing stand-up comedy, and even battle rapping on TV game-shows! He has been balancing this with occasional raving and festivals (and the recovery time required afterwards) as well as time with his wife and two kids (same).
One of Dr Das’ passions is writing. Disillusioned by misinformation about mental illness and the stigma attached to it, Dr Das started a blog for the Huffington Post many years ago. More recently, he has become increasingly involved in other forms of media work.
Dr Das has also recently started writing fiction. He has had seven of his short stories published within the first year of writing as well as some competition success. He is currently working on his debut novel; about the experience of a psychotic young woman who is detained in a medium-secure forensic psychiatry unit, after committing a horrendous offence.