Eric Taylor is Emeritus Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry; and an honorary consultant at ‘The Maudsley’. He has researched, practised clinically, and taught child neuropsychiatry since 1971. His special interests have been in the causes, course and treatment of ADHD, and the research has included longitudinal epidemiology, nosological distinctions, neuropsychology and neuroimaging, molecular genetics and treatment trials. Clinical work has included NHS consultant work in various fields (including at the National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy), but most centrally in running an outpatient specialist team in ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
He chaired the NICE guidelines development group for ADHD and the European Guidelines (ESCAP); and was a Trustee of the National Academy of Parenting practitioners and a Non-Executive Director of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. His research won the Ruane prize from NARSAD for severe child psychopathologies and he is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Publications include many empirical scientific papers, chapters and editorials, and several books and clinic manuals.