Professor Imran Bashir Chaudhry is Consultant Psychiatrist and Chairman of Psychiatry at Ziauddin University Karachi. He trained in USA and UK, is honorary professor of adult psychiatry at the University of Manchester and visiting professor at Dow University of Health Sciences. He worked as a consultant Psychiatrist with the National Health Service in the United Kingdom for 17 years. Prof Chaudhry has made significant contributions to research through experimental clinical psychopharmacological studies and developing culturally appropriate psychological interventions. He has designed and successfully delivered eight large clinical trials of novel agents, each with a scientific rationale but away from mainstream thinking. He was a member of technical advisory board of The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and has received research excellence award from Royal College of Psychiatrists. He has published extensively in peer reviewed journals and presented his research at prestigious international meetings.