Braulio Manuel Girela Serrano
Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom.
Braulio has obtained his medical qualification from the University of Granada, having also spent one year studying at the Victoria University of Manchester, and one year at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He then trained in Psychiatry at Santa Ana Hospital and San Cecilio University Hospital in Granada, developing a research interest in the area of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. During his residency, he spent 6 months as a visiting scholar at the Zucker Hillside Hospital in New York, supported by the Spanish Society of Psychiatry (SEP) and the Spanish Society of Biological Psychiatry (SEPB) Scholarship. During his training, he also completed his MSc in Neuroscience and Pain at the University of Granada and a post-graduate course on Affective Disorders by the University of Alcalá.
He was awarded a Fellowship for Advanced Training from the Alicia Koplowitz Foundation to continue his training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Imperial College London as a Clinical Research Fellow. His research focuses on investigating the impact of wireless devices on the mental health of adolescents in collaboration with the School of Public Health.
Furthermore, Braulio has collaborated as a lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine and in the BSc Neuroscience & Mental Health course at the Imperial College.
Braulio has an honorary Contract at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in the NHS with CNWL NHS Foundation Trust. He is trained in ADOS and ADI-R diagnostic interviews, and, during his Fellowship, he has completed a course in “Family Therapy and Systemic Practice”.
Braulio has participated in several research projects as a collaborator in Spain, the US, and the UK. He has also published five book chapters and presented more than 40 communications in National and International Conferences. Three of those were winning communications for the Best Scientific Poster, three others made it to the final. In the area of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, he has published four papers in specialized journals.
Recently, Braulio has been awarded the “Beca de Estancia Corta” grant from the Alicia Koplowitz Foundation, and he will continue his research project at the Imperial College and his clinical work in Children and Adolescents Mental Health Services within the NHS.