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Dr William Shanahan
Medical Director (Private) and Clinical Director of Addictions

Dr William Shanahan

Dr Shanahan offers a comprehensive mental-health assessment and provides evidence-based treatment in a caring environment.

Position at Priory

Dr Shanahan worked with Priory in 1987 before joining the Charing Cross Training Scheme in Psychiatry. He is returning as Medical Director in the Private Practice Division at Priory Hospital Roehampton, and as one of the Clinical Directors across Priory Group’s Addiction Services.

Training

Dr Shanahan is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin. He trained as a GP before embarking on a career in psychiatry and has diplomae in paediatrics, and in obstetrics and gynaecology. He has specialist training in adolescent psychiatry and in addictions.  He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He was appointed as a consultant in the NHS in 1992, working in what is now the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust. He was Lead Clinician and Clinical Director of their Addictions Directorate from 1995 until 2013 when he left the NHS. He was Medical Director of the Nightingale Hospital from 2000 until 2019. For 5 years he was an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College and he still teaches on medical school and psychiatric training schemes

Research interests

Dr Shanahan has a number of publications relating to managing people with schizophrenic illness in the community. He was one of the pioneers in researching the treatment options for people with opiate dependence.

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