Dr Menon completed his basic medical training in India in 1996 and moved to Australia in 2000 to pursue his academic training 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 in 2011.
He relocated to Melbourne and set up his private practice. 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. He has also been involved in supervision and training of trainee psychiatrists and medical students and has given several lectures and educational talks to General Practitioners and other medical specialists. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne and an Adjunct Research Fellow, Monash University.
A member of the International Society for Sports Psychiatry and the Secretary of the Executive Board of ISSP, he has been working closely with a variety of sporting organisations including Cricket Australia, AFL, AFLPA, Netball Australia, AIS, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Racing Victoria and so on 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 and is a member of the AFL Doctors Association (AFLDA). He has established a sports psychiatry clinic, Mentalogue and is working with several elite athletes to manage and improve their mental wellbeing. He was appointed Chief Psychiatrist of AFL in 2019.He was also awarded the ISSP Certificate of Additional Training in Sports Psychiatry as a recognition of his experience in the field.
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, music 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.