Dr Dennis Ougrin

Dr Dennis Ougrin is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust leading the CAMHS Enhanced Treatment Service. Dr Ougrin is also the Course Director for the MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IOPPN).


Dr Ougrin graduated from a medical school in Ukraine in 1998 and came to England to undertake his post-graduate training. He completed his higher training in child and adolescent psychiatry at Guy’s Hospital and The Maudsley Hospital. He received a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy from the University of Oxford in 2008 and a PhD in Child and Adolescent Mental Health from King’s College London in 2009.

Other roles

Senior Lecturer at Kings College

Dr Ougrin is a mental health theme editor of London Journal of General Practice and an honorary research and audit consultant at NHS Brent. He also leads a programme of information exchange between the UK and Ukraine and organises annual conferences on the development of psychiatric services in Ukraine. He is the Self Harm lead for Child and Adolescent Clinical Academic Group and he teaches Therapeutic Assessment for Adolescents with Self-Harm and Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia.


Dr Ougrin’s main research interests include prevention of Borderline Personality Disorder and effective interventions for self-harm. Dr Ougrin is an author of Therapeutic Assessment, a novel model of assessment for young people presenting with self-harm in emergency. He is the chief investigator of a randomised controlled trial of Enhanced Treatment Service versus Treatment as Usual in adolescents admitted for inpatient care. Dr Ougrin is the author of over 30 peer reviewed publications and two books.

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