Professor Anita Thapar, FRCPsych, PhD, FMedSci
Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Anita heads the academic Child & Adolescent Psychiatry section at the Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, Cardiff University, UK and also directs the developmental disorders group within the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics.
Anita graduated in Medicine at the University of Wales College of Medicine in 1985 and then trained in clinical Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and completed a PhD in Genetic Epidemiology.
In 2015, she served as lead editor (with Dr.Daniel S. Pine, NIMH) of Rutter's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Anita was awarded a CBE for services to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2017, the President’s Medal from the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2015 for contributions to policy, public knowledge, education and meeting population and patient care needs and the Ruane Prize 2015 from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, USA for outstanding Child & Adolescent Psychiatric research.