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Rebecca Syed Sheriff

Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Clinical Researcher

Rebecca Syed Sheriff is a Consultant Psychiatrist at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Senior Clinical Research fellow at the University of Oxford, Department of Psychiatry. She has a special interest in the mental health of adolescents and young adults.  

Her career has been an international one.  A Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, as well as Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK, she is on the Advisory Board for the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, and has lived and worked in Colombia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand.  In addition, during her training at the Institute of Psychiatry, she led a project to introduce formal mental health training in Somaliland.

Since returning to the UK in March 2020 (of all times), Rebecca has led the O-ACE (Online Active Community Engagement), a collaborative project with GLAM (Garden’s Libraries and Museums) and the Oxford Internet Institute. This project has engaged young people to find out what supports their mental health and find ways to optimise online cultural resources for mental health in young people aged16-24 years. We have gone on to develop a resource with a group of young people and will test it in a randomised controlled trial.