C&I Psychiatry Trainee, Dr Golnar Aref-Adib, has won a prestigious award from the Royal College of Psychiatry for her work as a clinician and academic to empower patients and colleagues.
Dr Aref-Adib has been awarded the ‘Higher Psychiatric Trainee of the Year’, with judges recognising her research work focussing on digital interventions for people with severe mental illness. The judges were also impressed with Dr Aref- Adib drive to communicate effectively with the general public and those she teaches.
The Royal College of Psychiatry Awards are an annual event and celebrate the best and brightest teams and individuals in the field across the country.
Dr Aref-Adib, who has been working at the Trust for the last six and a half years and currently works on the Camden Acute Day Unit, said: “What I enjoy most about working in psychiatry is working closely with service users to aid their recovery - not just in terms of medication but also about self-care, wellbeing and social circumstances.
“I really enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary team – the staff at C&I are dedicated, enthusiastic and so much fun to work with. It’s a real honour to receive this award.”
Dr Vincent Kirchner, C&I Medical Director, said: “To be shortlisted for this prestigious award and recognised externally in such a way is fantastic news for Dr Aref-Adib. I’d like to send my congratulations and thanks for the excellent care she provides our service users.”