Professor Sir Michael Rutter is retiring from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s and receiving an Emeritus Professor title after working at the Institute for 55 years.
Professor Sir Michael Rutter’s extraordinary career is an inspiration to many, laying the foundations of Child Psychiatry and Developmental Psychopathology. Throughout his career he has published upwards of 400 empirical articles and 40 books, many of which have had a lasting impact on our understanding of child development. He is now regarded as the ‘father of Child Psychiatry’, paving the way for developmental psychologists and psychiatrists.
“Research is addictive – addictive because you find out what you didn’t know and what you may never even have imagined” Professor Sir Michael Rutter
To celebrate this extraordinary career, some of Sir Michael’s colleagues, collaborators, and friends have shared their experiences of working with Sir Michael in a short video produced by King’s College London IOPPN, which forms part of this wider blog.
This article is reproduced with the permission of King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) 12 July 2021.
Relevant internal links
‘The Rutter Effect’ – a celebration of Professor Sir Michael Rutter’s contributions to child psychology and psychiatry – Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke June 2019
A digest of the published work of Michael Rutter 1958-2020 – by Emeritus ProfessorJim Stevenson, September 2020