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Dr Sacha Guglani

Job title Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist


Dr Guglani is Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with the DBT Service.  In addition to her clinical role, she has always been involved in teaching and training. She has been a longstanding clinical and educational supervisor and has been the Training Programme Director for Speciality CAMHS trainees in the Trust. She is currently involved in developing programmes for overseas doctors and medical students. She has been actively involved in epidemiological research.

Dr Guglani completed her Batchelor of Medicine (BM) and Intercalated Batchelor of Science (BSC- 1st class honours) at the University of Southampton. She worked in Paediatrics, where she was awarded the Diploma of Child Health, and in Emergency Medicine before specialising in Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital. She completed her training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2008. She has worked as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in a busy community service with high risk adolescents and with Looked After Children for 9 years before starting as a Consultant within the DBT service.


Education and Training

  • BSc Hons (1st class) Psychology. University of Southampton 1998
  • Bachelor of Medicine (BM). University of Southampton.1999
  • Diploma of Child Health (DCh) 2000
  • Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) 2002



Guglani S., Rushton A., Ford T. (2008) Mental health and educational difficulties in children in contact with social services. Child and Family social work. 13, 188-196.

2.Moran P., Kelesidi K., Guglani S., Davidson S., Ford T. (2010) What do parents think about routine outcome measures nd their use? A focus group study of CAMHS attenders. Clinical Child psychology and Psychiatry

Ford T.,Last A., Henley W., Brown S., Guglani S., Kelesidi K., Latham-Cork H., Goodman R. (2013) Can standardised diagnostic assessment be a useful adjunct to clinical assessment in child mental health services? A randomised controlled trial of disclosure of the Development and Well Being Assessment to practictioners. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 48 (4): 583-93.

Snell T., Knapp M., Healey A., Guglani S., Evans-Lacko S., Fernandez J-L., Ford T. (2013) Economic impact of childhood psychiatric disorder on public sector services in Britain:estimates from national survey data. Journal of Child Psychiatry and Psychology. 54(9):977-85.

Knapp M., Snell T., Healey A., Guglani S., Evans-Lacko S., Fernandez J-L., Meltzer H., Ford T. (2014) How do child and adolescent mental health problems influence public sector costs. Inter individual variations in a nationally representative sample. Journal of Child Psychiatry and Psychology.

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