Course director

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Dr Valeria Parlatini

Dr Valeria Parlatini is a clinical lecturer and child and adolescent psychiatrist at King's College London and South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust. Her research aims at the identification of predictors of mental health outcomes that can be used to personalise and improve clinical care. She received three international awards, including the Young Scientist Award at the World Congress on ADHD. Recently, she has been awarded the Academy of Medical Sciences Starter Grant to investigate the impact of the Covid pandemic on the mental health of children and young people with pre-existing mental health conditions.

Faculty members

Dr Michael Absoud

Consultant in Paediatric Neurodisability, Evelina Children Hospital, London

Dr Lisa Burke

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Simon Chapman

Consultant in Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, King’s College Hospital

Dr Uttom Chowdhury

Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Clinical Partners and Visiting Professor University of Bedfordshire

Prof Sam Cortese

Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Southampton University

Dr Nicola Cosgrave

Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Director, London Infant Family Team, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Alice Debelle

Consultant Child and Adolescent, Psychiatrist, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Alex Edwards

Community Sexual and Reproductive Health, The Wolverton Centre, Kingston Hospital NHS Trust

Dr Matthew Fernando

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Suhas Hydros

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, National & Specialist Paediatric Liaison Team, St Thomas Hospital, London

Dr Violeta Perez Rodriguez

Dr Violeta Perez is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist working in community mental health services in Southwark. Dr Perez trained as a psychiatrist in Vall D’Hebron University Hospital, a centre renowned for its All-Age ADHD Department, and was actively involved in the diagnosis and treatment of young people and adults with ADHD working alongside internationally renowned experts in the field.

Dr Perez led the development of the local ADHD Diagnosis Clinic in Merton CAMHS at South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust. She is currently leading a service development project to further define and improve the ADHD pathway within the Adolescent Team in Southwark CAMHS, South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust.

Dr Perez has a special interest in women’s mental health and is an elected executive member of the Women and Mental Health Special Interest Group within the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Dr Perez is also actively involved in research, having participated in the publication of academic articles in the fields of ADHD and substance misuse.

Dr Jackie Phillips-Owen

CAMHS, Leader of project linking school and Mental Health Services

Dr Mariana Pinto Da Costa

Senior Lecturer, Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London

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Dr Anna Price

NIHR Senior Research Fellow, Exeter School for Primary Care Research, Children and Young People’s Mental Health Research Collaboration, University of Exeter Medical School

Dr Anna Price is a research leader in health service provision for people with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism, with a wider research focus on healthcare transitions, and on equitable access to health and social care for people with mental health needs. She holds a National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) funded Three Research Schools Mental Health Career Development Fellowship, leading the ‘Managing young people with ADHD in Primary care’ (MAP) study, and is a co-located between the School for Primary Care Research (SPCR), and the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Research Collaboration (ChYMe) at the University of Exeter Medical School. She previously led the mapping strand of the NIHR funded ‘Children and adolescents with ADHD in transition between children’s services and adult services’ (CATCh-uS) project. Dr Price is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds expertise in a range of applied health research methodologies, including quantitative and qualitative methodologies, clinical trial management, and evidence syntheses, with additional strengths in public and patient involvement and engagement (PPIE), and collaborative research methods.

Prof Katya Rubia

Prof of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Child &Adolescent Psychiatry King’s College London

Dr Rani Samuel

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Terry Segal

Consultant in General Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University College Hospital

Dr Jenny Taylor

Jenny is the Assistant Director for Clinical Practice in the London Borough of Southwark Children & Families Service. She is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience leading NHS and local authority clinical services within CAMHS, Children’s Social Care, Youth Justice, and the CYP Secure Estate, and is the lead developer of the STAIRS framework used in a number of local authorities and in the secure estate. In her current role she oversees clinical staff embedded within each social work and management team throughout Southwark’s Children & Families department; social work staff embedded within SLAM inpatient units; and the Pause project for women who have had their children removed, as well as helping ensure NHS and private mental health providers are working well with the local authority to meet the needs of Southwark’s children. She is Southwark’s Virtual Mental Health Lead for our Looked After Children. Jenny is also twice Past Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology.

Dr Catherine Wills

Medico Legal Advisor, MDU Services Limited

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