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Dr Ali Ajaz is an expert in psychiatry and psychotherapy. He works with individuals from all walks of life to help them overcome mental health problems including addictions (drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex), mood disorders (depression, bipolar illness), anxiety, autism/ADHD and stress related problems including insomnia and poor work/academic performance.
Dr Ajaz takes a functional health approach to improving brain health and optimisation of people's lives through empowering them with knowledge and confidence on their health journey.
Dr Ali Ajaz graduated from King’s College London and completed his medical training in London. He has a rich and varied experience of working as a consultant psychiatrist in the areas of general adult psychiatry, substance misuse, forensic mental health, older adults, autism and ADHD, in both the NHS and independent sectors. He always takes a patient-centered, compassionate and solutions based approach to his clinical work.
He is an experienced expert witness in both criminal and civil proceedings and has also provided reports in foreign jurisdictions. He also has a special interest in cultural psychiatry and has worked for a cultural consultation service in East London.
In addition, Dr Ajaz has a keen interest in medical education and research, holding an honorary senior clinical lecturer in psychiatry role at Queen Mary University London, where he is also undertaking a research degree at current.
Areas of interest
Psychiatry of Substance Misuse and Addictions; Psychiatry of Mood Disorders - including Depression and Bipolar Affective Disorder, Psychiatry of Anxiety Disorders; Psychiatry of Psychosis, including Schizophrenia; Psychiatry of ADD/ADHD; Psychiatry of Dementias and cognitive impairment; Psychiatry of Traumatic Brain Injury; PTSD; Psychiatry of Autism
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Psychophysiological disorders
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Senior Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry
Queen Mary University London
New Treatment Approaches in Psychiatry
Forensic Mental Health
- BSc in Biomedical Sciences King's College London 2004
- MBBS King's College London 2005
- MRCPsych Royal College of Psychiatrists 2011
- Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education University of Bedfordshire 2013
Reference number 6120650
Details of entry to specialist register
- Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, 2015