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Behavioural and Developmental Psychiatry Clinical Academic Group

Organisational unit: Clinical Academic Group

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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.





CAG Leader
Professor Declan Murphy


Clinical Director

Professor Tom Fahy

Dr Jean O'Hara


Academic Director
Professor Declan Murphy

Service Director
Ellie Davies



Behavioural and Developmental Psychiatry Outcome Book

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


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