Hamish McAllister-Williams is Professor of Affective Disorders at Newcastle University and an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in the Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear (CNTW) NHS Foundation Trust.
Prof McAllister-Williams holds a PhD in Neuropharmacology from the University of Edinburgh, and an MD in Clinical Psychopharmacology from Newcastle University.
He leads the Northern Centre for Mood Disorders research group and is Joint Lead for the Mental Health, Dementia and Neurodegenerative Disorders Research Theme (>50 PIs) in the Faculty of Medicine at Newcastle University.
Clinically, he leads the tertiary level Regional Affective Disorders Service and holds the post of Deputy Medical Director for Research in the CNTW Trust. Externally, he is Director of Education for the British Association for Psychopharmacology and a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Psychopharmacology Committee.
Prof McAllister-Williams’ role in the study is leading on the mental health elements, particularly providing expertise on mood disorders and psychopharmacology – his clinical and research interests.
Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Internal Medicine at Newcastle Hospitals; Honorary clinical lecturer at Newcastle University; Medical lead for COVID-19 vaccine in the North East and North Cumbria; Lead for Infection within the NIHR Clinical Research Network for North East and Cumbria