Dr. Hanan Derby

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr. Hanan Derby

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist


Dr. Hanan Derby is Consultant – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Al Jalila Children’s. She is also the clinical lead for the Eating Disorder Service. Prior to joining Al Jalila Children’s, Dr. Derby was a Senior Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Director of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC). She was also Assistant professor in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College in Doha. She is still involved in a research project titled ‘Adapted Cognitive Behavioral Approach to Addressing Overweight and Obesity among Qatari Youth’.

Dr. Derby started her medical career as a Paediatrician in the UK attaining MRCP in Paediatrics. She then trained in Psychiatry accomplishing MRCPsych and subsequently attaining her Higher Specialist Training degree (the CCT) in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has special interests in neurodevelopmental disorders, family based therapy, eating disorders and medical education. In the UK, She established and led the CAMH subspecialty service for Learning Disability in Derbyshire. In addition to her clinical role. Dr Derby has always been active in medical training and teaching.

She is experienced in medical management, has led several psychiatrist services and sat on numerous departmental committees including Psychiatry Education, Clinical Competency, and Pharmacy & Therapeutic Committees. She has also served on Children’s Work Stream Governance Committee at Hamad Medical Corporation and on the Qatar Strategic Health Committee of the Supreme Council of Health.

Dr. Derby is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK and has been a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK, the Royal College of Physicians of London, UK, and the Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, UK.

Professional Background

Medical School

MRCPsych Royal College of Psychiatry, London, UK
Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
MRCP in Pediatrics Royal Colleges of Physicians, UK
Diploma in Child Health University of Edinburgh (UK), Saudi Ministry of Health (Saudi Arabia)
Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


Paediatric Residency UK
Mid Trent SHO Rotational Training Scheme in Psychiatry East Midlands Deanery, University Of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust


Paediatric Registrar UK
Specialist Registrar (SpR); enrolled in the South Trent Higher Specialty Training Program in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry East Midlands Deanery / University Of Leicester / Leicestershire P

Work Experience

Senior Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Director of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Clinical Leader of CAMH Learning Disability Service Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Derby, UK

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

Al Jaddaf - Dubai United Arab Emirates

800 AJCH (8002524)
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