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Psychiatrist Consultant

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
April 29, 2021

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Curriculum Vitae

Dr Abdelazim Ali,


Current position:

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Centre for treatment & Rehab

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Name: Abdelazim Abdelrahman Ali

Current place of work: Erada Centre for treatment & Rehab, Dubai, UAE E Mail:


LANGUAGE: English / Arabic


Summary of CV

May 1991: Graduated from Khartoum University, Faculty of Medicine, Sudan.

UK experience:

August 1995 to August 1999: Eight SHO jobs with St. Mary’s psychiatric Rotational Scheme, London, UK

August 1999 to June 2005: Staff Grade psychiatrist with the CMHT Newport, Gwent, UK

June 2005 to November 2011: Associate Specialist, CMHT Newport, Gwent, UK

November 2011 to November 2012: Associate Specialist & RC of Assertive outreach team, Newport, UK

November 2012 to October 2015: Speciality training (ST4 to ST6): Wales Deanery, Wales, UK

November 2015 to November 2017 : Locum consultant psychiatrist, Cwm Taf Health board


UAE experience

November 2017 to November 2019: Consultant psychiatrist, Alain Hospital, UAE

December 2019 up to current date: Consultant psychiatrist

(Addiction), Erada Centre for Treatment & Rehab.

Medical Registration

1-Medical Licence & registration with Dubai Health Authority as Consultant Psychiatrist

2-Specialist register (CCT) with UK GMC (General medical council) for General Adult Psychiatry & Substance misuse. UK 5


Primary Qualification:

MBBS. (University of Khartoum, Faculty of Medicine. (May1991). Specialist Qualifications

1-FRCPsych (Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK. 2-CCT (Certificate of completion of training), in General adult psychiatry & substance misuse

3-MRCPsych (Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK.) 4- DPM (Diploma in Psychological Medicine, The conjoint Board of the Royal Colleges of Physicians& Surgeons, Ireland.

5-- DPM (Diploma in Psychological Medicine, University of Wales, College of Medicine.

6-EMDR Training Certificate (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), EMDR Workshops, UK.



United Arab Emirates experience

November 2019 up to current date:

Consultant psychiatrist (General adult psychiatry & Addiction) Erada centre for Treatment & Rehabilitation

Assistant Professor with Dubai Medical College.

Erada Centre was established in Dubai in 2016, to offer treatment and rehabilitation services for people who suffer from Alcohol and substance use disorders.

My role as a consultant psychiatrist is to provide assessment and management for all various types of addiction diseases. I am also appointed as assistant professor with Dubai medical college, where I teach at the master degree of addiction which is been run jointly by Erdada centre and Dubai Medical college for the last two years.

November 2017 up to December 2019

Consultant psychiatrist

Behavioural Sciences Institute, Alain Hospital

When I first came to the United Arab Emirates, I joined the Behavioural Sciences institute, Alain hospital, as a general adult 7

consultant psychiatrist. My role as a consultant was to provide assessment and management to psychiatric patients in both outpatient clinic and inpatient unit in addiction to liaison assessment at medical wards. I also participated actively in teaching psychiatric residents, medical students, and other allied health professionals.

United Kingdom experience: August 1995 up to November 2017 November 2015 up to November 2017:

Consultant psychiatrist

Trust name: Cwm Taf health board

In my role as a consultant psychiatrist, I am the clinical lead for a multidisciplinary team, where I cover both inpatient and outpatient services. I also review patients on a regular basis at the outpatient clinic and offer assessment and management. I also carry regular teaching sessions, for trainees, nursing staff, and medical students. During this period, I covered 2 month and half, a rehab locked wards where I gained good experience in the field of rehab. November 2014 to October 2015:

ST6, General Adult psychiatry (Inpatient unit)

Trust name: Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

I worked as ST6, at Adferiad inpatient psychiatric unit, where I used to review all admitted patients and attend the ward round twice a week with the consultant, and sometimes I used to cover the consultant in her absent. I also prepared reports and attended regularly the tribunal hearings with regard to the patients in the unit.

As a special interest, I ran a weekly clinic for substance misuse with Gwent Specialist Substance Misuse Services

November 2013 to October 2014:

ST5, Substance misuse:


Trust name: Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

I worked at Gwent Specialist Substance Misuse Service (GSSMS), for one year. It is a service working to address the complex needs of the client group in Gwent area. During this job, I had the opportunity to assess clients with various substance misuse problems such as Alcohol, Opiates, stimulants, and prescribing painkillers medication. I also had the opportunity to monitor and prescribe substitute medication such as Methadone and Buprenorphine.

I also assessed many clients for an inpatient detox period from either Alcohol or other illicit substances dependence problems. Special Interest during this post:

EMDR clinic

November 2012 up to October 2013:

ST 4, General Adult Psychiatry (Community mental health team) Trust name: Cwm Taf Health Board

Special Interest during this post:

As my special interest is Adult ADHD, I completed the following activities to develop my experience and knowledge in this area: 1- I attended ADHD clinic with Tonteg child & family centre 2-I attended 5 courses on ADHD training.

3-I assessed about 10 adult patients with the primary care and started treatment with some of them and I also assessed and treat 4 children with ADHD, at CAMHS.

June 2011 to October 2012:

Associate Specialist & Responsible Clinician for the Assertive outreach team

Trust Name: Aneurin Bevan Health Board


Post description:

In this job I was the Responsible Clinician for Newport Assertive outreach team. This team provides long term and intensive support to people who are suffering from complex mental health problems and are judged to be the most vulnerable and difficult to engage with the community mental health team.

August 1999 to November 2005:

Staff Grade, then Associate Specialist from November 2005 to June 2011

Training Posts (UK)

August 1995 to August 1999

I came to UK in August 1995 to join St. Mary’s Hospital Rotational Training Scheme in Psychiatry (Paterson center for mental Health, 20 south Wharf, London W2 1PD). This Residency Program is approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

I started on 2nd August 1995 to 3rd August 1999, where I worked on eight different SHO jobs as follows:

1) February 1999-- August 1999: General adult psychiatry & substance misuse, Northwick park hospital, London.

2) August 1998 --February 1999: Learning Disabilities& Child Psychiatry, Kingsbury community hospital, London.

3) February 1998---August 1998: General adult psychiatry, Northwick park hospital, London.

4) August 1997---February 1998: General adult psychiatry, Central Middlesex Hospital.

5) February 1997---August 1997: Old age psychiatry, Latimer day hospital, London.


6) August 1996 ---February 1997: General Adult psychiatry, Albany lodge psychiatric unit, St. Alban’s.

7) February 1996—August 1996: General Adult psychiatry, Albany lodge psychiatric unit, St. Alban’s.

8) August 1995 ---February 1996: General Adult psychiatry, Queen Elizabeth 2 Hospital, Welwyn garden city.

1991 to 1995:

Experience in Sudan:

1991 to 1992: Internship Year, Sudan

1992 to 1995: SHO in Medicine & Psychiatry: Sudan


1-EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and


I always was interested in EMDR, as a new therapy for the treatment of trauma related disorders and PTSD. I finished a three-part training in EMDR with EMDR workshops, and during my current job, I sometimes use it for my patients in the outpatient clinic.


As my special interest is Adult ADHD, I completed the following activities to develop my experience and knowledge in this area: 1-I attended ADHD clinic with Tonteg child & family centre. 2-I completed THE UKAAN (UK Adult ADHD Network) training courses on ADHD diagnosis & treatment.


3-I assessed and treated many children with ADHD, at CAMHS where I used to attend the ADHD clinic as part of my special interest 4-During my current job, I regularly assess and treat patients with Adult ADHD in both primary and secondary mental health services. ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Teaching Experience:

Currently I am appointed as assistant professor with Dubai Medical College, where I teach the postgraduate students in the Master degree course of addiction.

I am also participate actively in the supervision and teaching of the junior doctors and I also supervise and teach the medical students who attach to the unit.

I also participate actively in the annual teaching program for psychiatric trainees and new specialists in Sudan. This is usually run during December

& January months each year and a number of consultants Sudanese psychiatrists who work here in UK, participate in this program. Research & Audit Experience:

1-August 2015: I completed a research paper about Sudanese public opinion survey about community psychiatry. The aim of the study is to assess the Sudanese public opinion about community psychiatry. 2-June 2015: I completed an Audit about services users’ experience of the ward round. The objective is to seek the feedback of a sample of service users experience regarding ward round.

3-May 2014: During my post in Substance misuse, I completed an Audit in dual diagnosis, where I collected the audit data from 27 case notes and also a questionnaire to 18 CMHT members.


4-March 2013: During my post at CWM taf health board, I completed an audit about: short term management of Violence in an inpatient psychiatric unit The Audit was published as poster presentation during Audit workshop on the 10th of June 2013, at Swansea.

I also played a major role in registering the trust with the National Audit of Schizophrenia (NAS), and collecting the data. I continue to do so, even after my post finished and I submitted all collected data into NAS website. 5- In July 2008, I did an audit on Care Programme Approach (CPA). 6-As part of my DPM course, I did a research on the cognitive function in schizophrenia. I compared the attention abilities between two group patients, the first group is taking Clozapine and the second group is taking Depot. Injection.


1-In May 2014, I published an article about mental health act in Sudan, with two of my colleagues. The article was published in the international psychiatry journal (Royal College of Psychiatrists), volume 11 numbers 2 May 2014. There was a workshop held in Khartoum, 2012, where a draft for mental health act was written and submitted to the Sudanese parliament for approval. (Please see the attached article)

2- I also published an article about mental health and civil conflict in Sudan, with two other authors). The article was published in the International psychiatry journal Volume 10 Number 3 August 2013, published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

The article on page 61.

3-Community Psychiatry: Fact or fictions, the Sudanese Journal of Psychiatry, volume 1, issue 2, April 2011: 13

4-I used to write a regular column in a weekly medical newspaper called Zawaya. The name of the column is psychiatric issue, and the newspaper publishes in Sudan in Arabic language.

5- I published a book about Depression in Arabic language. Recent Courses & Conferences:

15/09/2020 Report writing in court cases involving young people in England and Wales

30/09/2020 In patient Opioids Detox Using Suboxone (Buprenorphine Naloxone

(Erada center teaching program)

11/11/2020 Nursing Role In Stimulants Withdrawal Management 12/11/2020 Abu Dhabi international Mental Health conference (day one) 13/11/2020 Abu Dhabi international Mental Health conference( day 2) 14/11/2020 Abu Dhabi international Mental Health conference(day3) 09/12/2020 Neuro-modulation in Addiction Sciences

23/12/2020 Nursing Role In Suicidal Patient’s Management 14

Management experience:

During my career, as a clinician I always believe that a manager should be able to organize, communicate, motivate, and delegate further the organization’s objectives, and ensure measurable targets are set and met.

1-When I was working in UK, I attended many training courses in leadership and management skills.

2-During my period of work at Alain hospital, I used to act as a chairman of the department in many occasions.

3-I was been asked to act as a medical director in many occasions during my current job

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