Sharifah Shameem Agha

Research group:
Developmental & Health Psychology
Email:
syeds@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
029 207 88453
Location:
Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Road

Research summary

I currently work as a Non Clinical Lecturer in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Section within the Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences (School of Medicine, Cardiff University). I am also undertaking a part-time PhD across the School of Psychology and School of Medicine.

My research is in the area of understanding genetic, social and cognitive risk factors associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children.

I am especially interested in identifying the differential risks associated with differences in clinical presentation, for example the influence of comorbid conditions or the role of parental mental health.

My PhD supervisors are Dr. Kate Langley (Psychology), Prof Anita Thapar (Medicine) and Dr Stanley Zammit (Medicine).

Selected publications (2014 onwards)

 

Full list of publications

 

Research topics and related papers

I am currently conducting my PhD investigating heterogeneity within ADHD. Specifically, I am interested in understanding the role of parental mental health in the presentation of their child’s ADHD as well as examining the role of comorbidity within ADHD and its influence on social, cognitive and genetic factors.

Research Funding

Cwm Taf NHS Trust

Research group

Developmental & Health Psychology

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry section, Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences

Research collaborators

Dr Kate Langley

Prof Anita Thapar

Dr Stan Zammit

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry section, Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences

MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics

Undergraduate education

BSc. (Hons) Psychology, University of Warwick

Postgraduate education

MSc. (Res) Ergonomics, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Employment

CAMHS, Cwm Taf NHS Trust 2008 till present