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Summary: David is Foundation Chair in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. He has a wide experience of the development, management, delivery and evaluation of child mental health services in the community
Location: Room 10.90, Worsley Building
David was appointed Foundation Chair in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Leeds in 1994 and from 20082013 was Dean of Medicine. He was Associate Medical Director for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Leeds for many years and has a wide experience of the development, management, delivery and evaluation of child and adolescent mental health services in the community.
He remains an active clinician and is a UKCP-registered Family and Systemic Psychotherapist.
His research interests are in the evaluation of psychological interventions and Child and Adolescent Mental Health services.
He was a co-author of the NICE guidelines on management of depression in children and young people. He is Chief Investigator of a large multi-centred randomised controlled trial of systemic family therapy following teenage self-harm funded by the NIHR, and co-investigator on a second large multi-centred randomised controlled trial evaluating multi-systemic treatment for teenagers at risk of care or custody, funded by the Department of Health.