Professor McAllister-Williams is a clinical academic general adult Psychiatrist with a specific interest in mood disorders.
He is Professor of Affective Disorders and lead the mood disorders research group. He is also Joint Lead of the Mental Health, Dementia and Neurodegeneration (MHDN) Research Theme in the Faculty of Medical Sciences.
He works in the highly specialised Regional Affective Disorders Service (RADS), based in the Cumbria, Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (CNTW), that provides tertiary level input to patients with complex and/or difficult to treat mood disorders. He is also the Deputy Medical Director for Research in the CNTW Trust.
He leads the Northern Centre for Mood Disorders (NCMD) which is a collaboration between CNTW and Newcastle University. The aims of NCMD are to enhance research and education related to mood disorders. As part of this collaboration he led the development of an on-line resource, Northern Mental Health, to help support people’s mental health initially during the COVID pandemic and beyond.