Course director

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Dr Valeria Parlatini

Dr Valeria Parlatini is an associate professor and honorary consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Southampton/Solent NHS Trust. Her research aims at the identification of predictors of mental health outcomes that can be used to personalise and improve clinical care, especially for children and adults with ADHD.
During her PhD in Biological Psychiatry at King’s College London, she investigated predictors of treatment response in adult ADHD, primarily using neuroimaging techniques. As an appreciation of her research, she received three international awards, including the Young Scientists Award at the World Congress on ADHD.
During her clinical lectureship at King’s College London and Maudsley Hospital, she was awarded the Academy of Medical Sciences Starter Grant to carry out epidemiology research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of children and young people under CAMHS.

Faculty members

Dr Michael Absoud

Consultant in Paediatric Neurodisability, Evelina Children Hospital, London

Dr Joanna Begent

Paediatrician with special interests in Adolescent Medicine

Dr Simon Chapman

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

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 Ruchika Gajwani

Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Psychology/Honorary Clinical Psychologist, School of Health & Wellbeing | Academic CAMHS, University of Glasgow

Dr Rachel Howells

Consultant Paediatrician in Acute Paediatrics / Neurology, Royal Devon University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Carlos Hoyos

Senior lecturer and child and adolescent psychiatrist, Southampton University

Dr Suhas Hydros

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

Dr Holan Liang

Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Honorary Associate Professor, UCL Developmental Neuroscience Research and Teaching Department

Dr Jackie Phillips-Owen

CAMHS, Leader of project linking school and Mental Health Services

Dr Omer Moghraby

Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Lead Clinician at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

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.

Dr Rani Samuel

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Terry Segal

Consultant in General Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University College Hospital

Prof Emily Simonoff

Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Head of Department Director, King’s Maudsley Partnership for Children and Young People, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London

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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