Arun has been a Consultant in Addictions Psychiatry for over 10 years in both the NHS and the Third sector.

He trained in Psychiatry in Oxford and Cambridge before becoming Clinical Director of the NHS addiction services across Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire. He then worked at CRI before joining WDP as Medical Director in January 2015. 

A keen interest in management led to an MBA at Henley Business School and membership of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management. Arun has extensive experience of setting up and running community drug and alcohol services, prison substance misuse services and dual diagnosis services.

He continues to be actively involved in the Royal College of Psychiatry Addictions Faculty where he is Coordinator of the Regional Representatives network as well as Chair of the Addictions Faculty Patient and Carer group. His research interests include pain management, online shopping addiction and chronic arousal states such as anxiety and their impact on addictions treatment. 

Arun is also a specialist inspector for the Care Quality Commission (CQC).