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Dr Antonio Da Costa

About Antonio Da Costa

Dr Antonio Da Costa works as a Consultant Neuropsychiatrist at The Walton Centre. In 2003 after qualifying as a doctor he took up the role of a lecturer in Neuroanatomy. This continues to be his lifelong interest particularly in the area that he describes as the ‘Localisation of the Mind’. He initially trained in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neurology in India. He qualified with a Diploma in Psychological Medicine (DPM) and appointed as a Fellow of the Indian Psychiatry Society (FIPS). In 2007 he was appointed as a Substance Misuse Psychiatrist and worked with the United Nations on the RAS-H13 project across the South Asia region. His work in making an impact on the illicit drug use and HIV/AIDS scenario in South Asia was highly praised as a process of ‘Igniting Change’ by the United Nations’ Department of Drugs and Crime (UNODC). His desire to continue learning brought him to the UK where he enrolled in further training in Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry with the Mersey-North West Deanery.  

After obtaining CCT in Neuropsychiatry he enrolled in further CCT training in Neuro-rehabilitation Medicine with the deanery. He worked as a Specialist Registrar with the Neuro-rehabilitation Medical units at Salford Royal, Stockport and The Walton Centre.  

Due to his extensive experience in substance misuse he was appointed as Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist in Liverpool where he provided both clinical and managerial leadership to the various services in Merseyside.  

As a Consultant Neuropsychiatrist at The Walton Centre he is keen to facilitate cross speciality working within a multidisciplinary team to improve treatment outcomes in complex neuroscience patients. 




MBBS, DPM, MRCPsychPGCNeuropsych, CCT 

Clinical/research interests


Neuro-biology of substance misuse and impulse control disorder  

Neuro-cognitive rehabilitation 

Membership of professional regional and national bodies

Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) 

British Neuropsychiatry Association (BNPA) 

Related Services

Functional Neurological Disorders Service (FNDS)

The Functional Neurological Disorders Service provides multidisciplinary assessment and onward referral to appropriate treatment services.

Cheshire and Merseyside Rehabilitation Network (CMRN)

CMRN delivers specialist rehabilitation services across a pathway from hyper-acute to community services.


This is a discipline of medicine that deals with illnesses in the interface between neurology and psychiatry.

Page last updated: 14 July 2021