Having completed his basic medical degree in 1996 Dr Menon worked and trained in surgical specialties until a back injury forced a change of career. He moved to Perth, WA in 2000 and started his career in psychiatry. He subsequently moved to New Zealand in 2005 after being offered a training position at the prestigious Christchurch School of Medicine, University of Otago. He completed his basic training in 2009, an Advanced Certificate in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry in 2011 and received his Fellowship with the Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
Dr Menon relocated to Melbourne and set up his private practice at The Melbourne Clinic. Due to his interest in research and teaching, he was invited to join the Professorial Unit at The Melbourne Clinic. He has since been involved in research into treatment of mood and anxiety disorders and has authored/ co-authored several publications in Australian and International Journals. Dr Menon has also been involved in supervision and training of trainee psychiatrists and medical students. He has given several lectures and educational talks to General Practitioners and other medical specialists. He is also a Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne.
A member of the International Society for Sports Psychiatry and the Australian board member on the Board of Directors of the ISSP, he has been working closely with a variety of sporting organisations including Cricket Australia, AFL, AFLPA, Netball Australia, AIS, Rugby Union, Rugby League and Racing Victoria as a preferred provider in managing high performance athletes. He also works with a number of Melbourne based AFL clubs through their club doctors and club psychologists. He is working on research to improve management of athlete related psychiatric disorders.
An avid enthusiast and participant in a variety of sporting activities he realised early in his life that his sporting skill and ability fell well short of his enthusiasm. Having accepted this reality he continues to pursue activities such as general fitness, golf, tennis and martial arts. An aspiring author, a 'culinary alchemist' and an avid reader, he is supported in his eclectic mix of activities by his wife and his two boys.