We are pleased to announce that Dr. Bernadka Dubicka has been appointed the new Editor-in-Chief for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH), taking over the role from Dr. Dennis Ougrin.
Bernadka is currently Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Child and Adolescent Faculty since 2017, working to promote the mental wellbeing of young people and their families. Further, she is a Consultant Psychiatrist at Pennine Care Foundation Trust, involved with leading the research unit, has been an advisor to the National Institute of Health Research Health Technology Assessment panel, and has also served as principle investigator in one of the largest international psychological treatment trials in adolescent depression – Improving Mood with Psychoanalytic and Cognitive Therapies (IMPACT).
Bernadka first joined CAMH as Joint Editor at the start of 2015 and more recently has served as Deputy Editor-in-Chief since 2018. She has an intimate understanding of the journal’s operations and has been instrumental in spearheading several important positive developments for the journal over the past few years. In appointing Bernadka to the role, the ACAMH Board expressed great confidence that the journal is in entirely capable hands and that Bernadka’s proficiencies and vision for the journal will allow CAMH to continue in its development as a leading source for clinical advice and research.
Dr. Bernadka Dubicka said of her appointment: “I am delighted to take over the role of Editor-in-Chief and build on the recent successes of CAMH under Dennis Ougrin, together with the excellent editorial team. My aim is for CAMH to be the go-to journal for busy practitioners around the world for evidence-based practice and topical features on the most pressing issues in child and adolescent mental health today.”
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Dennis for his tremendous commitment to the journal over the past two years. Having been appointed Editor-in-Chief in November 2018, the journal has gone from strength to strength under his tutelage. With an increase in the journal’s impact factor, the inclusion of CAMH in Medline, and rapidly increasing download figures for the journal’s articles, Dennis has left an enduring mark, ensuring that CAMH, as Dennis once wrote, continues on its path ‘to become the preeminent source of clinical knowledge, a generator of policy ideas and a pioneer of healthcare delivery models for all those concerned with the mental health of children and young people’.
We are confident that under Bernadka’s supervision, the journal will continue to grow as one of the leading sources of clinically relevant knowledge in the field of child and adolescent mental health.