Dr Sayantanava Mitra

Academic Title-Lecturer

Rural Clinical School
Faculty of Medicine


Dr Mitra completed his initial Psychiatry training in India. He obtained his MD from the prestigious Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi and went on to complete his Post Doctoral Fellowship in Non Invasive Brain Stimulation for Psychiatric Disorders from the premier National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru. He qualified as a Diplomate of the National Board (DNB) in Psychiatry from NBE, New Delhi. He is a Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS), India, and a Fellow of the Indian Psychiatric Society (FIPS).

Dr Mitra is currently a SIMG-Fellowship trainee with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Australia; and works with Queensland Health.

He is associated with the University of Queensland since November 2018.

Dr Mitra has extensive research experience, having worked in more than 20 research projects. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and volunteers as a reviewer for several psychiatric journals, including Schizophrenia Research and Psychiatry Research.

Research Impacts

Dr Mitra initially worked in the field of high resolution quantitative EEG in patients with Schizophrenia. He studied the temporal evolution of the mirror neuron system in this patient population, as a part of his MD research work, and was one of the first few researchers in the world to do so. He subsequently worked on the gamma and the lower frequency EEG waves in Schizophrenia patients. These works were driven by a desire to explore the feasibility and benefits of low-cost EEG biomarkers, in a developing-world setting.

Subsequently, he specialised in the clinical and research applications of NIBS interventions - ECT, TMS and tDCS - in psychiatric disorders.

He is primarily a clinician; with a strong interest in research and psychiatric training.


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