Professor Kapil Sayal who has been appointed as a new NIHR Senior Investigator.
Kapil is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Honorary Consultant Child and adolescent Psychiatrist and is the Principal Investigator on the Far away from home study funded by ARC East Midlands.
NIHR Senior Investigators are among the most prominent and prestigious researchers funded by the NIHR, so we are delighted that Kapil has been recognised as an outstanding leader within the research community.
Kapil leads the Children and Young People Mental Health & Wellbeing research group at the Institute of Mental Health and the University of Nottingham, and is an Honorary Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
He said: “I am truly honoured by this recognition from the NIHR of the value and importance of child and adolescent mental health services research. My NIHR research strives to improve the mental health outcomes for children and young people in community, school and clinical settings. I am passionate about leading service-facing research that can make an impact through informing policy, commissioning and the delivery of evidence-based interventions and services. These NIHR Senior Investigator Awards are a testament to the superb healthcare research environment that the Institute of Mental Health and Nottinghamshire Healthcare provide.”
Kapil is one of only three Senior Investigators appointed in the field of mental health this year.
Published on: 30 Apr 2021