Professor Tamsin Ford’s work focuses on the effectiveness of interventions and services for children with poor mental health. This includes groundbreaking work such as the Incredible Years Classroom Management Course that is tested in the STARS trial.
In this podcast, Tamsin, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Exeter Medical School, talks to Jo Carlowe, psychology journalist. They discuss Tamsin’s career path, attachment and early intervention, and explains why schools are an important setting in relation to child mental health.
Professor Tamsin Ford CBE is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. She researches the organisation, delivery, and effectiveness of services and interventions for children and young people’s mental health. Her research covers the full range of psychopathology and agencies, practitioners and interventions that relate to the mental health of children and young people. Every interaction with a child presents an opportunity to intervene to improve their developmental trajectory. Her work has direct relevance to policy, commissioning and practice.