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Dr. Hanan Derby

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Clinics

Mental Health

Biography
Biography

Dr. Hanan Derby is Consultant – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Al Jalila Children’s. She is also the clinical lead for the Eating Disorder Service. Prior to joining Al Jalila Children’s, Dr. Derby was a Senior Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Director of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC). She was also Assistant professor in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College in Doha. She is still involved in a research project titled ‘Adapted Cognitive Behavioral Approach to Addressing Overweight and Obesity among Qatari Youth’.

Dr. Derby started her medical career as a Paediatrician in the UK attaining MRCP in Paediatrics. She then trained in Psychiatry accomplishing MRCPsych and subsequently attaining her Higher Specialist Training degree (the CCT) in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has special interests in neurodevelopmental disorders, family based therapy, eating disorders and medical education. In the UK, She established and led the CAMH subspecialty service for Learning Disability in Derbyshire. In addition to her clinical role. Dr Derby has always been active in medical training and teaching.

She is experienced in medical management, has led several psychiatrist services and sat on numerous departmental committees including Psychiatry Education, Clinical Competency, and Pharmacy & Therapeutic Committees. She has also served on Children’s Work Stream Governance Committee at Hamad Medical Corporation and on the Qatar Strategic Health Committee of the Supreme Council of Health.

Dr. Derby is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK and has been a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK, the Royal College of Physicians of London, UK, and the Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, UK.

Clinics

Mental Health

Professional Background
2005
MRCPsych
Royal College of Psychiatry, London, UK
2005
Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry
University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
1998
MRCP in Pediatrics
Royal Colleges of Physicians, UK
1995
Diploma in Child Health
University of Edinburgh (UK) / Saudi Ministry of Health (Saudi Arabia)
1989
Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery
Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
1996-1999
Paediatric Residency
UK
2000-2004
Mid Trent SHO Rotational Training Scheme in Psychiatry
East Midlands Deanery / University Of Nottingham / Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust
2000
Paediatric Registrar
UK
2005-2008
Specialist Registrar (SpR); enrolled in the South Trent Higher Specialty Training Program in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
East Midlands Deanery / University Of Leicester / Leicestershire Partnership Trust
2013-2017
Senior Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Director of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
2008-2013
Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Clinical Leader of CAMH Learning Disability Service
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Derby, UK

Languages Spoken

English, Arabic

Achievements Career Highlights

      Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

Al Jaddaf - Dubai United Arab Emirates
800 AJCH (8002524)
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