Consultant Dr Christine R Williams
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Dr Williams’ principal clinical role is to provide assessment, treatment and management of a wide range of psychiatric disorders in childhood and adolescence. She has significant experience in psychopharmacology, particularly in the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders including obsessive compulsive disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder with/without Hyperactivity and management of Autistic Spectrum Disorders. She is trained in both the Autism Diagnostic Inventory and the Autism Diagnostic Observational Schedule. She also has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating young people with learning difficulties presenting with mental health issues.
Dr Williams was appointed as a National Health Service Consultant Psychiatrist in Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatry in Peterborough (North West Anglia Health Care Trust) in 1994 taking up her post in November of that year. Her NHS duties also involved being clinical tutor in North West Anglia and an Associate Training Program Director in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health Partnership Trust. She has undertaken a range of managerial duties within the NHS and has taken sole consultant responsibility for a Tier 4 in-patient unit in the public sector. She enjoys good working relationships with her colleagues and has participated in the 360 degree appraisal process with positive feedback from patients and their families. She regularly participates in continuing professional development and peer appraisal and was recently successfully revalidated by the General Medical Council. In addition Dr Williams has two teenaged daughters and is a School Governor with particular responsibility for child protection.