Bernadka Dubicka is a Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Hull and York Medical School, University of York, UK; an Honorary MAHSC Professor, University of Manchester; Editor in Chief of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health; and a practising psychiatrist in the Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust, UK. She is also treasurer of the Union of European Medical Specialists CAP section, and was the recent chair of child and adolescent psychiatry, at the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych), UK.
Her career has integrated clinical, academic, media and policy expertise to highlight the importance of child mental health, reduce inequalities, and the need for preventative, systems of care based on co-production with young people. Her research interests have focused on increasing access to evidence based interventions for adolescent depression, and she is currently leading a large depression trial (BAY). Recent policy interests include advisory work on the impact of technology and the ecological crisis on mental health, where she represented RCPsych at COP26 in Glasgow.