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Behavioural and Developmental Psychiatry Clinical Academic Group

Organisational unit: Clinical Academic Group

Organisation profile


Our Clinical Academic Group is a European leader in research and services for people with neurodevelopmental disorders affecting social behaviour, and/or offending.

We asses and treat complex, challenging and difficult-to-manage behaviours. We bring together specialist psychiatric services for adults with mental illness and a history of serious offending, for people in the prison system, and for those with neurodevelopmental disorders including intellectual disabilities, autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Our aim is to diagnose and treat people early so that we can prevent disorders developing, assess and manage risks, and promote recovery and social inclusion.

Our key achievements include:

• Implementing diagnostic research clinics for adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder including pathway work with local primary care;

• Introducing GPS tracking and seeing its impact on quality of care and patient outcomes;

• Making all our inpatient wards smoke-free from March 2013;

• New research projects looking at neurodevelopmental disorders in forensic/prison settings;

• Being awarded as the Lead Educational Provider for higher psychiatric training in South London for Forensic Psychiatry and Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability;

• Winning the only Sackler Centre for Neurodevelopmental Translational Research in the world to take research ‘from the bench to the bedside’;

• Publishing research in the very highest impact factor journals;

• Leading EU AIMS which is the world’s biggest grant in autism to discover new treatments for autism in collaboration with industry;

• Developing a ‘Basics to Excellence’ framework – a benchmarking tool to measure excellence in clinical service delivery, education and training, and research and development.


Clinical Academic Group leads:

Declan Murphy

Ellie Davies


Outcome book:

Launched in July 2014, this was the first KHP outcome book and provides an amalgamation of the collective clinical, eduction and research outcomes of the group detailing its achievements, ambitions and the opportunites for growth.

1st Edition - Behavioural and Developmental Psyciatry Outcome Book 

Since then in 2017 we have launched our 2nd edition of the outcome book providing an update on our progress as we embark on this journey

2nd Edition - Behavioural and Developmental Psyciatry - Outcome book


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