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Dr Samir Srivastava ( 1991-96) Top 100 Influential People

15 Dec 2023
Written by Emma Johnson

Old Rossallian Dr Samir Srivastava has been named in the Top 100 Influential People 


Old Rossallian Dr Samir Srivastava Eur.MD, FRCPsyh, LLM, FRSA, is one of the UK’s most prominent and well-respected doctors in the field of forensic psychiatry. He is an NHS Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist working in the Lewisham Forensic Community Mental health service.

As a conscientious doctor, Samir’s endeavours have been exceptional; going ‘above and beyond’ for his patients and their families, advancing policy and practice for mental health, equality and diversity on a regional and national level, contributing to national clinical guidelines, preparing mental health questions for Parliamentary debates, improving mental health understanding for dentists and advancing psychiatry through publications, research and teaching.

As well as being a highly valued medical practitioner, Samir is a multi-award-winning short filmmaker, who has worked tirelessly to raise mental health awareness through a variety of socially conscious themes at film festivals worldwide. His extraordinary efforts have resulted in him winning 55 Best Producer awards for his first film as the producer, Matty Boy, and 617 global awards in 53 countries for three films (Matty Boy, Cinnamon and Take the Chocolate) that cover mental health and promote the prosocial education of children and equality and diversity.

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