Dr. hamid alhaj

Dr. Hamid Alhaj

Consultant Psychiatrist




Doctorate (PhD) in Psychiatry from Newcastle University, UK 

Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, UK 

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Research from Newcastle University, UK 

Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, UK 

Member of the General Medical Council, UK 

Executive Member of the National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (NAPICU)

Member of the British Medical Association (BMA), UK

Member of the MDDUS, UK

Bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Medicine, Aleppo University, Syria


Dr Hamid Alhaj has extensive experience as a Consultant Psychiatrist in the United Kingdom and has worked for over 13 years in England within the National Health Service (NHS) and private sector

Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the College of Medicine, University of Sharjah

He holds the position of Director of Research for the National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care and Low Secure Units (NAPICU) in the UK

He also holds an Honorary Senior Clinical Lectureship at the University of Sheffield

He has previously worked as Director of Medical Education at Sheffield Health and Social Care (SHSC) NHS Foundation Trust between 2018 and 2020

He has worked as a PLAB Examiner at The General Medical Council, Manchester, UK 

Between 2015 and 2018, he worked as Foundation Training Program Director at Health Education England in Yorkshire and the Humber

He has held many senior positions at SHSC NHS Trust including Psychiatry Placement Lead, Educational/ Clinical Supervisor of Specialist Registrars, Core Trainees and Foundation Doctors

He did his Specialty Registrar training in Psychiatry in the North East of England and at the time was holding an Honorary Postdoctoral Research Associate post with Newcastle University 

Between 2013 and 2014, he was Deputy Director of Studies, Phase 3A, the Medical School at the University of Sheffield and Secretary of the Clinical Academic Society UK, University of Sheffield UK

He has been an invited speaker and chair of numerous sessions at national and international conferences

He has presented many publications on various psychiatric topics in learned peer-reviewed journals as well as magazines and newspapers

He is an Editor Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care



Dr Hamid has been presented with several prestigious awards including:

Clinical Excellence Awards from SHSC NHS Foundation Trust

NAPICU Team of the Year Award

The Margaret Slack Fellowship, Royal College of Psychiatrists

Professor Erwin Stengel Memorial Prize for Academic Excellence, University of Sheffield

2nd Trainee Research Poster Presentation Prize at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, International Congress in Edinburgh, UK, 

Academic Clinical Lectureship, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

The Academic Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Conference Award

Academic Clinical Fellowship, NIHR

British Association of Psychopharmacology (BAP)/ Eli Lilly Fellowships

Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) PhD Scholarship 

BBC Arabic Service prize for short stories


Anxiety Disorders

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Autism Spectrum 


Bipolar Affective Disorder


Forgetfulness & Dementia

Phobias & Fears

Post-Natal Depression

Psychotic Disorders

Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

Mid Life Crisis

Personality Disorders 

Substance Use Disorders

General Adult Psychiatry 

Psychiatric Medications

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy