During my training I completed a one year research post in the treatment of children with ADHD at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and this sparked my interested in neurodevelopmental disorders. In 2011 I completed my training in general adult psychiatry and took up a consultant post in the Maudsley adult ADHD and Autism service. I have run training for clinicians in adult ADHD and Autism for the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and The Royal College of Psychiatrists. As well as a special interest in ADHD and Autism, I have always been a passionate advocate for education and training. I am involved in teaching and mentoring at undergraduate and post graduate level both in the UK and internationally and have a masters in medical education.
Gavaghan, L.; Hughes, P.; Saeed, K. and Whitwell, S. (2014) Teaching psychiatry to undergraduate medical students in Somalia. International Psychiatry, 11, 1, 15-17
A.M. Ali, J. Handuleh, P. Patel, S. Whitwell, K. Harris, F.R. Ali, R.J. Southgate, B. Godman, N. Al-Hadithy, L.L. Gustafsson & A.E.T. Finlayson (2014) The most fragile state: healthcare in Somalia, Medicine, Conflict and Survival, 30:1, 28-36
Handuleh J, Whitwell S., Fekadu D (2013) Report: School mental health project in Somalia. Arab Journal of Psychiatry. 24(1):46-51
Simonoff, E., Taylor, E., Baird, G., Bernard, S., Chadwick, O., Liang, H., Whitwell, S., De St Croix, K., Sharma, K., Pandey Sharma, S., Wood, N., Kelly, J., Golaszewski, A., Kennedy, J., Rodney, L., Salter, N., Walwyn, R. & Jicchi, F. (2013) Randomized Controlled Double-blind Trial of Optimal Dose Methylphenidate in Children and Adolescents with Severe Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Intellectual Disability. Journal of Child Psychiatry and Psychology. 54, 5, 527-535
Syed Sheriff RJ, Bass N, Hughes P, Ade-Odunlade P, Ismail A, Whitwell S and Jenkins R (2013) Use of interactive teaching techniques to introduce mental health training to medical schools in a resource poor setting. African journal of psychiatry. 16(4):256-263
Keynejad R, Ali FR, Finlayson AET, Handuleh J, Adam G, Bowen JST, Leather A, Little SJ, Whitwell S. (2012). Telemedicine for Peer-to-Peer Psychiatry Learning Between UK and Somaliland Medical Students. Academic Psychiatry.37(3):182-186.
Syed Sheriff R, Whitwell S (2012) An innovative approach to integrating mental health into health systems strengthening activities in Somaliland. Intervention. 10(1)59-65
Bowen, J.S.T., Southgate, R. J, Ali, A. M, Little, S. J., Liakos, M.J., Greaves, F., Strachan, J. M., Baraco, A. F. H., Adem8, G., Abdillahi, M., Handuleh, J., Reed, K., Walker, F., Zeron, J., Strachan, M., Bowen, S., Hellyer, T., Hersheson, J., Whitwell, S., Fyfe, M., Phillips, J. C., Trim, C., Johnson, O., Leather, A.J.M., Finlayson, A. E. T. and Al-Hadithy, N. (2012) Can UK healthcare workers remotely support medical education in the developing world?: Focus group evaluation. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine Short Reports, 11, 171, 1-6
Smith, S. and Whitwell, S. (2012) Gender and Sexuality in Psychiatry. In: Wright, P., Stern, J. & Phelan, M. (Eds.) Core Psychiatry. Elsevier Ltd. London. pp. 359-368
Whitwell, S.; Zinkstok, J. (2011). Understanding the Impact of ADHD in adulthood. In: Bonell, S; McInerny, T; O'Hara, J Neurodevelopmental psychiatry: An introduction for medical students. London: South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. 31-35.
Syed Sheriff, R. J.; Reggi, M.; , Mohamed, A.; Haibe, F.; Whitwell, S. and Jenkins, R. (2011) Mental health in Somalia. International Psychiatry. 8 (4) 89-91
Whitwell, S.; Bramham, J. & Moriarty, J. (2005). Simple schizophrenia or disorganisation syndrome? A case report and review of the literature. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 11, 398-403.