Dr Anayo Unachukwu currently works in the NHS as an acting consultant psychiatrist in Norfolk and has both clinical and clinical research commitments in psychiatry: he is a Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator in research studies in psychiatry and a faculty member of St George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, where he is an assistant professor of psychiatry.
He initially started training as a surgeon at Imperial College London but changed career and trained in psychiatry in Nottingham. He was first appointed a full-time consultant psychiatrist in 2010 and led a low secure unit for adults with personality disorders. Dr Anayo can diagnose and treat patients with ADHD, Autism, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Mood Disorder, PTSD and Dementia. In addition he developed a special interest in the interface between the Law, Bioethics and Healthcare and completed a Master of Laws Degree (LLM Medical Law with commendation) at Northumbria University in 2010. He used his expertise to provide regular expert evidence to Magistrates’ and Crown Courts, as well as the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Dr Anayo has expertise in compiling medical-legal reports.
His interests in clinical research in psychiatry and neurology was given a fresh impetus when he was appointed a Senior Research Physician at Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases (CARD) at King’s College London.
He is actively involved in medical education at undergraduate and postgraduate level and has interests in the public understanding of mental health and research in neurological diseases and has given public lectures in these areas.
He is a fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine, Member of The New York Academy of Sciences, Member of British Association of Pharmaceutical Physicians (BrAPP) and Chatham House and he is a listed author with Social Science Research Network—an open access online repository based in New York, which is devoted to the rapid dissemination of scholarly research.