Medical Education, Entrepreneurship and Innovation – Interview with Dr James Shelley
A conversation on the role of psychiatrists as educators and entrepreneurs, and ethical use of the media for education and mental health advocacy
Hello and welcome to this special episode of the Psychiatry Conversations Podcast. My name is James Shelley, I am a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, originally from Cape Town, South Africa, now living and working in Melbourne, Australia.
In today’s episode, I interview Dr. Sanil Rege. Dr. Sanil is a Consultant Psychiatrist, with dual psychiatry qualifications in the United Kingdom and Australia. He is founder of Psych Scene and Vita Health Care. He has lived and worked on five continents and currently lives on the Mornington Peninsula.
His focus on combining psychiatry with principles of entrepreneurship has uniquely enabled him to not only contribute to the academic world through his several publications but also add value to the real world by establishing two successful enterprises.
He was appointed Associate Professor of Psychiatry at a prestigious Australian university at the age of 32 but left the role to focus on his passion for entrepreneurship in psychiatry. Most recently, he developed the free platform Psych Scene Hub to spread quality mental health education across the world.
I hope you learn something and I hope you enjoy it.
Listen to the podcast here. Below is the transcript.