Dr Hind Khalifeh is a Palestinian academic psychiatrist. She is working as a senior clinical researcher in the Section of Women’s Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.
She was born in Lebanon and grew up in Amman, Jordan, in the shadow of the civil war and the Intifadas. She has been in the UK since the 1990s where she completed her medical studies and her psychiatric training. She has experience of working with a wide variety of mental health problems in adults, ranging from depression and anxiety to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. She is currently working as a perinatal psychiatrist in King’s College Hospital- treating women who are pregnant or in the first postnatal year who are experiencing mental health problems.
Her research interests include the mental health of women in general, and mothers in particular, and violence against men and women with severe mental illness. She has published academic papers in leading international journals, and presented her work in national and international conferences.
Dr Khalifeh has a BA in Physiological Sciences and a medical degree (BM BCh)from Oxford University, an MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a PhD on Violent and Non-Violent Crime Against People with Severe Mental Illness from University College London.
BASED IN: London, UK
LANGUAGES: English and Arabic