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Adam Al-Diwani

MA BMBCh DPhil MRCP MRCPsych


NIHR Clinical lecturer in psychiatry

  • Honorary psychiatry specialist registrar
  • Academic tutor Oxford medical school psychiatry rotation

Translating neuroimmunology for innovation in clinical research and services

Research groups

Collaborators

As a NIHR clinical lecturer Adam divides his time between clinical psychiatry, teaching, and research. He recently completed a Wellcome DPhil fellowship (2017-20) investigating the psychiatric presentation and B cell immunobiology of NMDAR-antibody encephalitis.

He has been awarded an Academy of Medical Sciences starter grant to extend investigations of cervical lymph nodes as a key nexus between brain and the periphery, focusing on cognitive ageing.

He is translating analysis of mental states in autoimmune encephalitis by collaborating with the Royal College of Psychiatrists neuropsychiatry faculty to develop guidelines to aid timely diagnosis of these conditions in frontline mental health services.