Professor Tamsin Ford
Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Tamsin Ford is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UEMS. She completed her clinical training at the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospitals and her PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London supported by a Wellcome Clinical Fellowship.  She moved her MRC Clinician Scientist Award to Exeter in 2007.  The group of researchers that she leads studies the effectiveness of services and interventions to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people, with an increasing focus on schools.

In addition, Tamsin is the lead for the medical school in relation to integrated clinical academic training for junior doctors and medical students; she is also an honorary consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist at Devon Partnership Trust.  She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Chair of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Surveillance Service, and a founder member of the Child Outcome Research Consortium (CORC) and on the Board of the Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH).

Broad research specialisms

The focus extends from the study of patterns of service use and access, to service organisation, the accurate identification of psychopathology and the generation or synthesis of evidence for interventions directly with families or indirectly through practitioners working with children.  The research methods used in the child mental health research group include secondary analysis of large epidemiological datasets, mixed qualitative and quantitative observational studies, economic analyses, systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials.



Contact details

Internal tel2973
Tel+44 (0) 1392 722973
AddressSouth Cloisters
University of Exeter
St Luke's Campus
Heavitree Road

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