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Specialties

  • Oncology

Sub specialties

  • Management of the psychological aspects of cancer

Professional profile

Amanda Ramirez is the Professor of Liaison Psychiatry at King’s College London.
She graduated from University College London and then trained as a psychiatrist at Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Trust and over the past twenty one years has specialised in Liaison Psychiatry.

Her particular area of expertise is the management of psychological distress among those affected by cancer. She is recognised throughout the world for her research on psychological distress in those affected by cancer, the mental health of cancer doctors and promoting early presentation of cancer.

She leads a psychosocial cancer research programme at King’s College London. She is author of over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications and is a Principal Investigator or Co-applicant on a number of major international and national collaborative research programmes with a grant income of over £12 million since 2005.

As part of her NHS commitment, she is the National Clinical Lead for Supportive Cancer Care. She leads the work to implement national cancer patient information prescriptions, as part of a partnership between the NHS, Macmillan Support and Cancer Research UK.show more

She also leads the work to develop written information to support the NHS Cancer Screening Programmes. She led the development of the national training programme for senior cancer clinicians in advanced communication skills and she regularly facilitates communication skills training courses for cancer consultants.

She advises the Department of Health on developing psychological support services for cancer based on the model she developed as the Director of the Dimbleby Cancer Information and Support Service at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Trust over 10 years.

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Current posts

  • Professor of Liaison Psychiatry
    King's College London
  • Director, Promoting Early Presentation Group
    King's College London
  • Director, Informed Choice about Cancer Screening
    King's Health Partners
  • Facilitator
    National Advanced Communication Skills Training Programme for Cancer Clinicians

Medical training

Year qualified
1982
  • University College London
    1982
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Monday: Afternoon
Tuesday: Afternoon
Thursday: Afternoon

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Elda Sharku
020 7009 4263

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