Clinical expertise

Dr Osman Malik specialises in children’s psychology including the management of ADHD, autism and tics/Tourette’s syndrome.

He regularly treats patients with conditions such as:

  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children
  • tics/Tourette’s syndrome
  • autism
  • sleep disorders
  • motor stereotypies
  • ASD and other developmental disorders
  • psychosomatic illness in children

He performs treatments such as:

  • child neuropsychiatry
  • clinical psychopharmacology
  • children’s habit reversal
  • exposure and response prevention (ERP) for tics


Dr Osman Malik is a consultant child and adolescent neuropsychiatrist at Evelina London Children’s Hospital, working in children’s neuroscience as well as children’s psychological medicine.

He trained in general psychiatry at Charing Cross Imperial College training scheme before working in the children’s psychopharmacology service at Great Ormond Street Hospital. He completed higher training in child and adolescent psychiatry with a focus on neuropsychiatry at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Royal London training programme.

Dr Osman Malik then worked as a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist for community mental health services in Newham, leading the child liaison and emotional-behavioural problems team.

He is passionate about parity of esteem between mental and physical health, and strongly believes that there is no health without mental health.


Dr Osman Malik’s clinical interests include:

  • unusual perceptual experiences in ASD and other developmental disorders
  • psychiatric presentations in sleep disorders
  • functional neurological symptoms
  • psychosomatic presentations in children

He has participated in research exploring mental health difficulties in adopted children as well as functional tics in children, catatonia and demand-avoidance in children.