Khalida Ismail qualified from the University of Oxford and is Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London and Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Her research interests are in:
- understanding the epidemiology and underlying mechanisms of the depression-diabetes link and related disorders.
- developing and evaluating complex interventions to improve diabetes control and depression.
She leads the Diabetes and Mental Health Research Group and the Diabetes and Psychiatry clinical service at King’s Health Partners. Her research has been translated into innovative clinical services such as the 3 Dimensions of Care for Diabetes service (3DFD) which won 3 Quality in Care Awards 2011. She has developed training modules to improve skills in psychological care for health professionals working with people with diabetes.