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Kapil Sayal

Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Contact

  • workDevelopmental Psychiatry, E Floor, South Block
    Queen's Medical Centre
    Nottingham
    NG7 2UH
    UK
  • work0115 823 0264
  • fax0115 823 0270

Biography

After completing undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Medicine, Kapil undertook a combined clinical and academic training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry. He was awarded a Health Services Research Training Fellowship investigating pathways to care for children at risk of ADHD and was subsequently appointed as a Clinical Lecturer. He completed his PhD during this period and received 3 awards marking a significant achievement in research for work based on his PhD, including the 2003 Royal College of Psychiatrists Research Prize. He was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2005 and promoted to Reader in 2012 and Professor in 2014.

Expertise Summary

Keywords:

ADHD (Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder), prenatal alcohol exposure, child and adolescent mental health in primary care and schools, Developmental epidemiology, Health Services Research

Teaching Summary

Dr. Sayal is a PhD supervisor in the Centre for ADHD and Neuro-developmental Disorders Across the Lifespan (CANDAL). (http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/candal/index.aspx)

He is a supervisor for 3rd year medical students Behavioural Sciences B.Med.Sci projects and teaches on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the under-graduate and post-graduate training curriculums.

He was External Examiner (2008-2012) for the M.Sc. in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London

Research Summary

Dr Sayal's research interests include developmental epidemiology, Health Services Research, and child and adolescent mental health in schools and primary care. He carries out epidemiological research… read more

Selected Publications

  • Joint Editor of 'Child and Adolescent Mental Health' (published by Wiley-Blackwell).
  • Associate Editor of 'Evidence-Based Mental Health' (published by the BMJ Publishing Group). This is an international journal focusing on the review, critical appraisal, and dissemination of key recent research findings for clinicians and policy makers.
  • Member of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guideline Development Group and Implementation Group for ADHD. Dr. Sayal's programme of Health Services Research investigating access to services for children with ADHD under-pinned the national stepped care pathway recommendations in these guidelines. He led the work on developing care pathways and was a member of the Education topic group developing practice recommendations for schools. He was a panel member at NICE's press conference to launch the guidelines and was interviewed by the media.

Current Research

Dr Sayal's research interests include developmental epidemiology, Health Services Research, and child and adolescent mental health in schools and primary care. He carries out epidemiological research in ADHD and the neuro-developmental consequences of prenatal alcohol exposure. His programme of Health Services Research includes intervention research that aims to improve the identification of and outcomes for children and young people with mental health problems in primary care and school settings.

He led a DH-funded follow-up of an RCT investigating the impact of school-based interventions for attention and hyperactivity problems on children's outcomes and access to services. He was the Nottingham lead on an NIHR HTA-funded RCT (PROMISE) of a school-based CBT intervention to prevent depression in high-risk adolescents. Currently, he is leading the e-DASH study in the NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands (http://www.clahrc-em.nihr.ac.uk/clahrc-em-nihr/research/enhancing-mental-health/edash-study.aspx) and is a co-investigator on the 'Listen-Up' study' funded by the Department of Health (www.listen-up.ac.uk)

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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