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Professor Anita Thapar

02920 688478

I am a scientist and clinician. My research focuses on psychiatric disorders in children-specifically ADHD and depression.

My expertise in the genetics and epidemiology of these disorders. I am lead editor of the 6th edition of Rutter's textbook in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

About my research

Much of our work focuses on identifying risk factors and risk mechanisms that contribute to ADHD and its complications.

We also investigate risk mechanisms involved in cross-generational transmission of psychiatric disorders.

Awards and recognition

Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Fellow of the Welsh Learned Society

Membership of professional bodies

  • FRCPsych (Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists)
  • FMedSci (Fellow of the United Kingdom Academy of Medical Sciences)
  • FWLS

Media and speaking experience

Radio, Radio 4 Today programme, BBC breakfast,ADHD documentary, print and radio and TV and podcast


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