In Conversation… Professor Stephen Scott

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This is part of the “In Conversation…” series, these are live and recorded webinar and podcast discussions with the leading players in child and adolescent mental health. 

Professor Stephen Scott CBE FRCPsych FMedSci joins ACAMH to discuss his journey from paediatrics to child and adolescent psychiatry, the importance of evidence-based research and what he wants to see in the future for the field of child and adolescent mental health.

Professor Scott is the Chair of the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH), Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Professor of Child Health & Behaviour at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London.

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Stephen Scott is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the CAMHS Adoption and Fostering Service and the Conduct Problems Service at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He is also a Professor of Child Health and Behaviour at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London and the Director of the National Academy for Parenting Research, London. In the 2014 New Year’s Honours list, Stephen was made Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by the Queen, for services to families.

He has always been interested in a wide range of issues for children and young people’s mental health, and with Robert Goodman is the author of the best-selling introductory textbook Child Psychiatry (now in its 3rd edition), and is an author and editor of the authoritative Rutter’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (6th edition).

He has had a long involvement with ACAMH, being the founding editor of CAMH with the clinical psychologist Linda Downey. He was very excited to become chair of ACAMH for 5 years until 2020, introducing the shift to more online content and conferences, and paving the way for the open access journal JCPP Advances. 


Hi I really enjoyed hearing about how research is being used to support treatments and is moving forward. It is very interesting to know what to look forward to in the future for working within this area. Thank you.

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