Dr Mehrotra trained as a medical doctor at Guy’s, Kings and St Thomas’s Hospitals (GKT) Medical School, London, qualifying as a medical doctor (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) in 1995. He has subsequently trained further in central London teaching hospitals.

He completed his basic and specialist psychiatry training from the Kings College/Maudsley Hospital scheme in London. During this time he obtained specialist training in Cognitive Analytical Therapy.

He was awarded Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrist (MRCPsych) in 2000. Dr Mehrotra has been on the Specialist Register as a Consultant Psychiatrist for General Adult Psychiatry & Rehabilitation Psychiatry since 2003.

He was appointed as a Wellcome Trust Research Psychiatrist from 2000-2002, Section of Cognitive Psychopharmacology at the Institute of Psychiatry (Kings College), London leading to a number of publications in peer reviewed journals as well as developing expert skills in the use of psychotropic medicines.

He has been awarded higher postgraduate qualifications including recognition as an legal expert in psychiatry.