Dr Girish Vaidya

Dr Girish Vaidya

Role: Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

The region’s only Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with experience and expertise in Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry and in the assessment and management of Looked After Children.

Qualifications and training

  • MBBS – Mumbai University – 1990
  • MD (Psychological Medicine) – Mumbai University – 1995
  • MRCPsych – Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists – 2000


  • MBBS, MD (Psychological Medicine), MRCPsych

Areas of interest/expertise

  • youth offending and mental health
  • ‘troubled families’ and the unmet needs of children within them
  • video gaming addiction
  • e-addiction

Areas of work

Dr Vaidya is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with experience of practicing psychiatry across two continents. He works with young offenders and those at risk of entry into the Criminal Justice System.

Within the area of Looked After Children (LAC), Dr Vaidya works with a wide range of agencies – social workers, foster carers, registered children’s homes, birth parents and with Local Authorities. He is part of an in-reach team that provides mental health input to Aldine House, a local authority run secure children’s home in Sheffield.

Dr Vaidya also undertakes reports for courts, both as a professional witness and as an expert witness. He has also been called upon to give evidence at Crown and Magistrates Court.

In view of increasing risks of electronic addiction among young people, Dr Vaidya is developing a research protocol for exploring the prevalence of video gaming addiction in young people.

Since November 2012, Dr Vaidya has been a Joint Clinical Director for the CWAMH Division (Community, Wellbeing and Mental Health) of Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield Children's@SheffChildrens
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