I am a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Trust Director of Research and Development. I am also a Visiting Professor at the Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London.
After completing psychiatry training in Glasgow, I moved to London to take up a Clinical Academic Training post at the Royal Free and UCL Medical School, and an Honorary Higher Specialist Training post in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Tavistock Clinic. Since this time, I have combined clinical work in child and adolescent mental health with research.
I am lead or co-investigator on a range of externally funded research studies focused on mental health, wellbeing, and development from the perinatal period through childhood and adolescence. I am particularly interested in interdisciplinary approaches to mental health across the prevention and treatment continuum, and also the application of precision medicine approaches to better tailor and target interventions to improve outcomes for children and families. From 2015 – 2020, I was joint Editor in Chief of the journal Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry.