A/Prof. Lakshmana is a General Adult Psychiatrist with areas of clinical interest being inpatient psychiatry, perinatal psychiatry, telehealth, collaborative care with General Practitioners , Specialists and other primary care practitioners, and Neurostimulation. He has been in leadership roles in mental health since 2003 and has keen interest in service delivery models, consumer participation in mental health and mental health policy. He has completed his Masters in Health Administration in 2010 to complement his work.
He also works as the Director of Training for the Victorian Specialist International Medical Graduates (SIMGs) and as Additional Director of Psychiatry with Goulburn Valley Health. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Oceania University of Medicine, and a tenured Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry with the Department of Rural Health, University of Melbourne. He is actively involved with undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and has published in scientific peer reviewed journals.

A/Prof. Lakshmana has worked in broad range of clinical settings and has assisted in developing clinical guidelines for management of complex clinical situations and use of certain treatments in mental health.