Dr. Hassan’s current study in Providence Care is examining patient characteristics, outcome measurement and predictors of treatment completion in a community justice and mental health (at-risk) program in Kingston, Ontario. He is also an Associate Professor, Division Chair, Forensic Psychiatry, Queen’s University.
Dr. Hassan completed High School in 1991 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and earned his medical degree in Nishter Medical College in Pakistan in 1998. He went on to complete his internship in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2000. His family moved to the UK where he completed the UK licensing exam (PLAB) in 2001 and psychiatry residency in 2005. He worked as a senior registrar in General Adult Psychiatry in Birmingham for the subsequent 5 years. He was appointed to the rank of Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at Queen’s University in August 2010. In 2017 and was subsequently promoted to the rank of Associate Professor and division chair for forensic psychiatry.
Here is a personal account of his interest in teaching – “My interest in teaching began early in my residency. During ward rounds, I found psychopharmacology especially daunting but was too reserved initially to ask. After completing my Part 1 MRCPsych exams, I took it upon myself to create lectures in psychopharmacology for the junior residents in an easy to learn format. Thereafter I have been actively involved in teaching using face to face, telemedicine and internet based (Cisco’s WebEx) media to provide teaching.”
He is also the founder of the mock psychiatry PDM course “The Kingston Course”.