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Professor David H Skuse

Child and adolescent psychiatry

 

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David Skuse is Professor of Behavioural and Brain Sciences at the Institute of Child Health, University College London, and Honorary Consultant in Developmental Neuropsychiatry at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. He qualified in medicine at Manchester University, and subsequently trained in academic child psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry and Maudsley Hospital, before moving to the Institute of Child Health in 1985 where he obtained his research degree.
He devised the computerized 3di interview for Autism Spectrum Disorders, which is used by over 20 countries worldwide, many in translation. He has played a key role in the development of revised criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorders in the 11th Revision of the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases, to be published in 2018. Currently, his research is identifying rare genetic risk factors that increase the risk of psychiatric disorders, especially autism, in children with intellectual disability. 
He has served on many editorial boards. Formerly Editor of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry; he now edits the British Journal of Psychiatry - International. He has been elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

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Asperger's syndrome; Autism

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