Dr Michael Grant
MBBS, MRCPsych, CCT
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships
Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych)
Specialist Register for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (GMC)
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
My professional experience
I am a consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who completed the Oxford School of Psychiatry training programme. After which I undertook further higher specialist training specifically in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Great Ormond Street Hospital Training Programme. These highly regarded training schemes and research institutions have formed the pillars of my approach to the emotional wellbeing and mental heath of young people and their families in the 21st century.
I have over 10 years NHS medical experience. I now work solely with young people and their families in various settings across Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. I have been an honorary researcher with University College London, The Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital. I generated a new focus on sport and exercise medicine and young peoples mental health and became a published author in this area.
As an NHS consultant, I have led the Emotional and Behavioural Team, Psychiatric Liaison team and Learning Disability and Autism Team within East London Foundation Trust (ELFT – rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission). Prior to this, I also previously worked as a senior Registrar in Tier 4 CAMHS inpatient services (Coborn Centre for Adolescent Mental Health) and in the national second opinion psychological medicine services, which covered the interplay between physical health symptoms/conditions and mental health difficulties (often referred to as Medically Unexplained Symptoms), the national Tourette’s clinic and evaluating the mental health of young people admitted onto the national epilepsy surgery programme (Great Ormond Street Hospital).
I have worked across a vast combination and range of severity of psychiatric disorders. Including young people who had no diagnosable mental health disorder but had other previously unmet or unidentified psychological needs to those who required the most intensive support.
I am qualified in specialist ADHD and Autism Assessments, qualified to carry out the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) and work based experience running neurodevelopmental Clinics and pathways within a specialist multi-disciplinary team.
I feel passionately that young people and families require an expert comprehensive assessment, formulation +/- diagnosis and psycho-education. This when indicated should be followed by an evidence-based approach to treatment and recovery that really matters to the young person and their family, so that all involved are equally invested.
Additional information about my research and interests
I have research expertise in the effects of exercise in children’s mental health, particularly in
neurodevelopmental disorders such as Tourette’s, exercise in children and ADHD.
In my role as a Royal College of Psychiatry commission member of the Values-Based CAMHS Commission I have gained privileged access into the current and future challenges of young peoples mental health within the NHS, social care, education, third sector and other sectors.
Systematic Review: ‘What is the effect of exercise in children with Tourette’s
Syndrome’. Published on 28.02.18 (Early View) in ACAMH Journal 28.02.18.
The Value Based Child and Adolescent Mental Health System Commission.
Commission member. Published on the Royal College of Psychiatry under Policy and
3. Change in Medical Students’ attitude to Psychiatry following a one-day induction. First Author, West London Mental Health Trust, Broadmoor Hospital and Oxford School of Psychiatry. Mind The Gap, Volume 3, Issue 2 Newsletter (January 2012) http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/pdf/MIND%20THE%20GAP%20JANUARY%202012.pdf.