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Adam Al-Diwani


NIHR Clinical Lecturer

  • Honorary psychiatry specialist registrar
  • Tutor Oxford medical school brain and behaviour rotation

Translating neuroimmunology for innovation in clinical research and services


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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.

Together with colleagues in neuropsychiatry, neurology, and emergency medicine, he is a co-founding member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists autoimmune encephalitis working group. This aims to synthesise evidence and experience to improve timely recognition of these conditions in UK frontline services.