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Each member of the ADDISS Professional Board is a recognised expert on ADHD and related learning and behavioural difficulties. We are extremely grateful to them for their ongoing advice and input to the work of ADDISS.

Professor Eric Taylor Head of Department of Child Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, London
Professor Peter Hill Department of Psychiatry, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
Professor Paul Cooper Professor of Education, University of Leicester
Dr Nikos Myttas Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Finchley Memorial Hospital, London
Dr Dave Coghill Senior Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Dundee
Dr Daphne Keen St Georges Hospital, Tooting
Professor Chris Hollis University of Nottingham, Queens Medical Centre
Professor Ian Wong University of London, School of Pharmacy
Professor Jeremy Turk The Michael Rutter Centre, South London and Maudsley Trust
Phil Anderton PhD formerly Lancashire Police Constabulary
Dr Val Harpin The Ryegate Children's Centre, Sheffield
Dr Paramala Santosh The Maudesley Hospital
Professor Amanda Kirby

In addition, we would like to thank the many other professionals who continue to support ADDISS in an advisory capacity,

Professor Eric Taylor
Professor Eric Taylor is a child neuropsychiatrist. He is Head of the Child Psychiatry Department at the Institute of Psychiatry in King's College London.

His personal research interests are in childhood hyperkinesis, psychopharmacology and neuropsychiatric conditions in childhood. This currently takes him into neuroimaging and experimental psychological studies, molecular genetics, longitudinal epidemiology, treatment trials and community surveys of needs for treatment.

Professor Taylor does clinical work in the South London and Maudsley Trust and the National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy - with special interests in hyperactivity and other neuropsychiatric conditions. He is past Editor of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Publications include books for parents and professionals on hyperactivity; and more than 100 scientific papers on hyperactivity, psychopharmacology, neuropsychiatry and related topics.

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Professor Peter Hill
Professor Hill is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, where he runs a neurodevelopmental service. This sees children with problems such as ADHD, autistic spectrum disorders and other conditions in which there are brain damage or development problems associated with near-normal intelligence. His service there only sees children for whom local specialists need advice and only takes referrals from consultants.

He also is one of the consultants who run the national Tourette's clinic for children at Great Ormond Street Hospital. He has a number of other jobs: a small but thriving private practice,  work for the Royal College of Psychiatrists Research Unit, health services management consultancy through the Health Advisory Service where he is specialist advisor in the child and adolescent section, consultant advisor to the British Army, and a number of other advisory roles.

In the recent past he has been an appointed advisor to the House of Commons Health Committee and the Audit Commission as well as being the Chair of the Child andAdolescent Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Currently he is President of the European Union body of child and adolescent psychiatrists (UEMS CAPP).

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Professor Paul Cooper
Professor Paul Cooper, PhD, is a psychologist and Professor of Education at the University of Leicester. He has written widely on the educational needs of children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, including ADHD, and has carried out research on this too. His recent publications on ADHD include: ADHD: A Practical Guide for Teachers (with Katherine Ideus); ADHD: Research, Opinion and practice (with Katherine Bilton); and Educating Children with ADHD: A Teacher's Manual (with Fintan O'Regan). Professor Cooper is Editor of the journal Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties.

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Dr Nikos Myttas
Dr Myttas is an NHS Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, based at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at St Leonard's Hospital, in Hackney. Currently, his responsibilities include the delivery of a specialist service, together with teaching and training other healthcare workers.

Dr Myttas previously worked in the Attention and Language and Social Communication Disorders Clinic at St George's Hospital in London, and he has a special interest and expertise in neuropsychiatric disorders, psychopharmacology, substance abuse and forensic adolescent psychiatry.

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Dr Dave Coghill
Dr Coghill is head of the Developmental Research Group within the Department of Psychiatry, University of Dundee. This group has a particular interest in ADHD and has recently completed a large study into the effects of stimulant medication on neuropsychological functioning in ADHD.

Dr Coghill’s particular areas of interest are the interactions between basic and clinical sciences in disruptive behaviour disorders, psychopharmacological treatments in child psychiatry and the use of evidence based approaches to care within real world settings. In his clinical practice, Dr Coghill runs a specialist child and adolescent ADHD service within Tayside, Scotland and maintains a special interest in forensic child and adolescent psychiatry.

Dr Coghill is the founding Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Child and Adolescent Faculty Standing Group on Psychoactive Medication in Children and Adolescents.

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