Dr Rather is a consultant neuropsychiatrist at the Barberry, National Centre for Mental Health, Birmingham. In addition, he is the honorary lecturer in clinical neuropsychiatry at the University of Birmingham.
He qualified as a medical doctor with first class in 2003. He then undertook his core training and higher specialist training in psychiatry from the West Midlands Deanery. He gained the membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrist in 2011. Thereafter, he completed his Master’s degree in clinical neuropsychiatry from the University Birmingham. His research was in the field of Non-Epileptic Attacks and Functional Movement Disorder, earning him a distinction. He was appointed consultant neuropsychiatrist in 2014. He also the lead consultant for the video telemetry, electroencephalography (‘Brain wave’ tests) and polysomnography (sleep studies) services at the centre.
Dr Rather has a wide expertise in full range of mental health conditions such as mood, anxiety and psychotic disorders. Besides, his specialist expertise is in Functional Neurological disorders (FND), sleep disorders and in neuropsychiatry of Epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome and complex somatoform disorders and medically unexplained symptoms. He also runs a regional sleep disorders clinic at the Barberry centre.
He offers a holistic assessment for diagnosis and treatment of neuropsychiatric conditions. The therapeutic assessment involves face to face consultation for about 90 minutes. His patient centred approach is aimed at recovery and long term well-being.
In his spare time, he is an ardent cricket fan and enthusiastically follows the sport. He also likes gardening and reading. He is fluent in Urdu and Hindi languages.
Also works at Circle Rehabilitation Birmingham.