Dr Elvina Chu’s current work in Providence Care involves the study of Neuropsychiatric Outcomes of Intensive Music Therapy in Stroke Rehabilitation and an investigation of sleep and neuropsychiatric measures in brain injury rehabilitation using wearable devices.
She is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry, in Queen’s University and she graduated from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Medical Schools, University of London, England. She completed the Maudsley training scheme gaining Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2005. After completing a research fellowship at University College London, Institute of Neurology she gained her PhD and has maintained her interest in academic psychiatry alongside developing a specialist interest in neuropsychiatry.
Following a brief period as general adult psychiatrist in inner city London, Dr Chu worked to develop community neuropsychiatry services, managed in-patient brain injury services, a dementia unit and became Lead Clinician for a national Huntington’s disease service. Currently she is on the consultation liaison psychiatry service at Kingston General Hospital, runs an out-patient neuropsychiatry clinic at Hotel Dieu Hospital and also provides neuropsychiatry and consultation liaison services to Providence Care Hospital.
During her elected term on the executive committee for the Faculty of Neuropsychiatry at the Royal College of Psychiatrists she set up the movement disorders working group and worked with the National Institute of Clinical Excellence, in addition to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Multiple Sclerosis. She was on the University of Birmingham, Neuropsychiatry MSc examinations committee and previously taught on various courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Dr Chu is delighted to have relocated to Canada where she can enjoy the active, outdoor lifestyle and indulge in winter sports. She joined Queen’s in 2019 after a visiting scholar post at the Montreal Neurological Institute and a clinical observership at the University of Montreal.