Hamid Alhaj

Dr Hamid Alhaj, MD, PhD, MRCPsych  

Hamid is a consultant in Psychiatric Intensive Care on the multi-award winning Endcliffe Ward in Sheffield.

Hamid is an Executive Member and Director of Research of The National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care and Low Secure Units (NAPICU). He has previously worked as a Foundation Training Programme Director (TPD) for Health Education England and is currently the Director of Postgraduate Medical Education at Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust.   His other roles include being an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sheffield and a PLAB examiner at the General Medical Council (UK).

Hamid completed his psychiatric training in the North East of England, where he obtained his PhD at Newcastle University. His clinical research interests are focussed on understanding the aetiology of common and severe mental health problems such as mood and psychotic disorders and developing innovative approaches to manage them.  As NAPICU Director of Research, he has developed national clinical research collaboration to establish a set of evidence-based guidelines for restrictive environments in the mental health setting.