Shaimaa Aboelenien

Consultant Psychiatrist


Dr Aboelenien has expertise in treating a wide range of psychiatric conditions with over 19 years of experience. She is currently working in the NHS as a general adult consultant and working at Priory as a visiting consultant offering private treatment.

Within the NHS, she has a range of responsibilities. She has been involved in several service improvement projects and audits within the NHS and won the best poster prize at the Royal College of Psychiatrists Eastern Division conference in 2022. She has been actively engaged in research projects and assumed the role of the research representative for Essex Partnership University NHS Trust (EPUT) 3 years ago. Her dedication extends to mentoring trainees interested in research, as well as supervising Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) medical students in their literature review endeavours.
She is also involved in research and teaching roles within NHS and with the ARU school of medicine.


Dr Aboelenien is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych). She has a dual certificate of completion of training (CCT) in General Adult Psychiatry and also in Rehabilitation Psychiatry in the UK. She is on the specialist register of the General Medical Council (GMC).

After finishing the basic medical qualification (MBBCh), she completed a post-graduate qualification in Neurology and Psychiatry (MSc). During the course of her training, she completed a post-graduate certificate in Health and Medical Education in Hertfordshire.

Research interests

  • 2023 - Treating-borderline-personality-disorder-with-asenapine-case-report
  • 2023 - Rapid-cycling-bipolar-affective-disorder-after-covid19-infection-accompanied-with-neurological-symptoms
  • 2023 - Addressing the factor associated with high rate of admission in a sample of patient with psychosis including the Changes Due to COVID-19 (Tele-psychiatry) - PMC (
  • 2021 - Factors Associated with High Rate of Admission in Sample of Patients with Psychosis: Addressing the   changes due to COVID-19
  • 2021 - Reviewing suitability of Essex Partnership University Foundation NHS Trust out of area locked rehab placements
  • 2021 - Feasibility study: Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) in improving the engagement and management of forensic patients within a secure hospital. I was involved in seeking ethical approval by submitting IRAS form and currently in a stage of applying for funds approval.
  • 2020 - PAX-BD RCT as sub-investigator (current)
  • 2014 - Binge Eating In Obese Adults and Its Relation to Depression and Personality Traits-  S.Aboelenien, S Kamal, Z.Sarhan, M. Shawky and M.Rakhawy, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University
  • 2010 - Study Of The Risk Factors For Psychological Suffering Among A Sample Of University Students In Egypt S.Aboelenien, A.Abdelatef and A.Adel, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University


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