Prof. Raja Mukherjee MBE

Honorary Professor, University of Salford / Clinical Lead, NHS

Professor Raja Mukherjee is an Adult Learning Disability Consultant Psychiatrist for Surrey and Border’s Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, with interest in the management of developmental disorders across the lifespan. In September 2009 he started the first NHS based specialist Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders behavioural clinic and since then has seen over 250 cases for specialist second opinion as a National referral service. Dr Mukherjee completed his PhD on the subject of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in 2014.

He has also acted as an invited advisor to the BMA board of science, The Department of Health and the World Health Organisation on the subject of FASD. In 2015 Dr Mukherjee also gave evidence to the first All Party Parliamentary Group on FASD at the House of commons. He has continues to support national clinical developments related to FASD. Dr Mukherjee is a member of the NICE quality standards group for FASD. He is currently the only UK representative to a US, NIH sponsored initiative to consider the research criteria for FASD. In his own time he volunteers as a medical advisor to various FASD charities both in the UK and internationally. In 2021 he was made an Honorary Professor at the University of Salford related to his work on FASD.

In wider work, he is currently Clinical Lead for Adult neurodevelopmental services provided by Surrey and Borders including Adult ASD and ADHD services across Surrey, Hampshire and Portsmouth. He is a an executive committee member and Finance Office of the RCPsych SIG on neurodevelopmental disorders, and an Executive member of the ID Faculty.

Prof Mukherjee was awarded an MBE for his work related to FASD in the Kings Birthday Hours list in June 2023



Here is a list of publications related to FASD by Prof. Mukherjee.

Publications by Prof. Mukherjee in collaboration with University of Salford can be found under our Resources page.

Mohamed, Z., Carlisle, C.S., Livesay, A.C., Mukherjee R.A.S., (2020) Carers Stress in FASD: Data from the UK national Clinic Journal of Adoption and Fostering 44(3) 247-254

McQuire, C, Mukherjee, R, Hurt, L, Higgins, A, Greene, G, Farewell, D, Kemp, A, Paranjothy, S.(2019) Prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in England: a population-based birth cohort study. Preventive medicine 118, 344-351

Mohamed, Z., Carlisle, C.S., Livesay, A.C., Mukherjee R.A.S., (2018) Comparisons of the BRIEF parental report and neuropsychological clinical tests of executive function in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Data from the UK national specialist clinic Child Neuropsychology 25 (5), 648-663

Young , S., Absoud,M., Blackburn, C., … Mukherjee, R.A.S.,(2016) Guidelines for identification and treatment of individuals with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and associated fetal alcohol spectrum disorders based upon expert consensus BMC Psychiatry

Popova, S., Lange, S., Shield, K.,  Mihic, A., Chudley, A.E., Mukherjee, R.A.S., Bekmuradov, D., Rehm. J., (2016) Co-morbidity of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis: The Lancet 387 (10022), 978-987

Mukherjee, R. A. S., Wray, E., Curfs, L. & Hollins, S. (2015). Professionals Knowledge of FASD. Journal of Adoption and Fostering 39, 212-224

Mukherjee, R. A. S., Wray, E., Hollins, S. & Curfs, L. (2015). Public knowledge of FASD. Child: Care, Health and Development. 41(3) 467-74

Mukherjee, R.A.S., Wray, E., Commers, M., Hollins, S. & Curfs, L. (2013). The impact of raising a child with FASD upon carers: Findings from a mixed methodology study in the UK. Journal of Adoption and Fostering, 37(1), 43-56.

Mukherjee, R. A. S., Wray, E., Curfs, L. & Hollins, S. (2013). Estimation of alcohol content of wine, beer and spirits to evaluate exposure risk: pilot study using a questionnaire and pouring task. England The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research 2 (3), 71-78

Mukherjee, R. A. S., Hollins, S. & Curfs, L. (2012). FASD is it something we should be more aware of? Journal Royal college of Physicians Edinburgh, 42, 143-50.

Mukherjee, R.A.S., Yacoub, E., Layton, M. & Turk, J. (2011). Autism and Autistic features in people with FASD in people with FASD. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, 5(1), 42 – 49.

Gray, R., Mukherjee, R. A. S. & Rutter, M. (2009). Alcohol consumption during pregnancy and its effects on neurodevelopment: what is known and what remains uncertain. Addiction, 104(8), 1270-1273.

Chandrasena, A.N., Mukherjee, R.A.S. & Turk, J. (2009). Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: An overview of interventions for affected individuals. Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health 14(4), 162-167.

Mukherjee, R. A. S., Turk, J. & Hollins, S. (2006). Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: an overview for healthcare practitioners. JRSM, 99, 296-302.

Mukherjee, R.A.S., Turk, J., Abou Sleh, M. & Hollins, S. (2005). Low level Alcohol consumption and the fetus. BMJ, 330, 375-6.