Dr Agnieszka Klimowicz is an experienced and passionate Consultant Psychiatrist. Dr Klimowicz graduated from the Medical Faculty of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland with a MD (1996) and a PhD (2002). Additionally, she completed a Certificate in Psychotherapy from the Polish Psychiatric Association (2003) and her specialist psychiatry training in 2004. She has been working as a Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist since 2010. In 2016/17, she was the Perinatal Mental Health Clinical Lead with South East Clinical Networks Mental Health and Dementia.
Dr Klimowicz works within the realm of adult mental health treating conditions such as depression, anxiety, personality problems, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, and schizoaffective disorder. In particular, Dr Klimowicz has expertise and special interest in women’s mental health, perinatal (antenatal and postnatal) mental health, and parental mental health problems. Dr Klimowicz also provides Welfare of the Child assessments for women with a history of mental health problems who are to undergo IVF treatment. She is also able to offer psychiatric evaluations relating to occupational health matters, including fitness to return to work and early retirement on medical grounds.
Boasting extensive experience in medical education and teaching, Dr Klimowicz was an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at King’s College London and Visiting Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University. She was involved in teaching psychiatric trainees on MRCPsych/Masters Course at Brighton and Sussex Medical School and ran very successful multi-agency training sessions on ‘Parental Mental Health and Its Impact on Children’s Wellbeing’, and on attachment theory. Dr Klimowicz continues to teach psychiatric trainees, obstetricians, and GPs about perinatal mental health. Dr Klimowicz has been published in peer-reviewed journals, has authored and co-authored chapters in books on attachment theory and on maternal mental health, and has also presented at national and international conferences.