Professor Stephen Scott BSc FRCP FRCPsych
Professor of Child Health and Behaviour
Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Head, National Specialist Conduct Problems Clinic
Head, National Specialist Adoption and Fostering Clinic
Director of Research, National Academy for Parenting Practitoners
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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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After a degree in Psychology at Bristol University, I studied medicine at Cambridge University. I was then a Paediatrician for five years, including working with premature babies at the Royal London Hospital, and with psychosomatic cases at Great Ormond Street Hospital. After that I trained with Professor Sir Michael Rutter in Child Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital/Institute of Psychiatry, where I have worked ever since.
activities and interests
My interests include devising and evaluating parenting programmes through controlled trials, and uncovering the mechanisms through which interventions work. I was founding co- editor of the journal Child and Adolescent Mental Health and am co-author with Professor Robert Goodman of the textbook Child Psychiatry. Current projects include the development and evaluation of Treatment Foster Care for adolescents looked after by local authorities, the follow up of parenting interventions designed to prevent antisocial behaviour in children, and the investigation of their attachment patterns and the attachment related behaviours by their parents.
Recent Grants (* author and first applicant)
1999 £186,000* from Department of Health for trial of parent training in community settings in the Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Heath Action Zone.
1999 £136,000* from Department of Health for trial of parenting skills building with nursery workers and parents in Lambeth SureStart project (with Dr Orlee Udwin)
1999 £38,000* from Department of Health for evaluation of multiagency interventions in Lambeth Surestart project (with Dr Orlee Udwin)
2000 £254,000* from Home Office for On Track antisocial behaviour prevention programme in Southwark
2001 £136,200* from Joseph Rowntree Foundation for randomised controlled trial ‘What works for whom? A comparison of different approaches to parent support in an ethnically diverse disadvantaged population (with Dr Tom O’Connor).
2001 £120,000 from PPP Healthcare Trust for investigation of why families fail to engage in treatment or drop out (with Dr Sarah Stewart Brown (Oxford University), Dr David Daley (Southampton University), Dr Sara Rowley (N Wales NHS Trust), administered by Mental Health Foundation.
2001 £100,000* from PPP Foundation for Mid Career Break to develop a new British programme for antisocial behaviour in children
2002 £209,000 from ESRC for Development of methodologies for studying families and family effects (with Dr Thomas O’ Connor, Professor Judy Dunn, and Dr Barbara Maughan).
2003 £1,197,000* from Department of Health for evaluation of Treatment Foster Care in Looked After Children
2003 £300,000* from PPP Foundation for follow-up study of effectiveness of parenting groups for children with conduct problems (with Dr Thomas O’Connor)
2003 £133,000* from Jacobs Foundation for development of new attachment-based coding scheme of parent-child behaviour (with Dr Thomas O’Connor)
2003 £30,000* from Psychiatry Research Trust for investigation of mechanisms through which psychosocial interventions work (with Dr Thomas O’Connor)
2003 £918,000* from Department for Education and Skills for evaluation of disseminability of UK Treatment Foster Care
2005 £556,000 from Guy’s & St Thomas’ Charity to set up a Mental Health Services Research Centre for Childhood (with Dr Crispin Day and Professor Derek Bolton).
2006 £402,000* from Department for Education and Skills for evaluation of prolonged Multidimensional Treatment
Foster Care in England.
2006 £842,000 from Department for Education and Skills for evaluation of Preschool Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care in England (with Rosemarie Roberts).
2007 £30,000,000* from Department for Education and Skills for setting up the National Academy of Parenting Practitioners (with Mary McCleod and Mary Crowley).
Goodman R and Scott S (1999) The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire and the Child Behavior Checklist: Is small beautiful? Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 27, 17-24
Knapp M, Scott S & Davies J (1999) The cost of antisocial behaviour in younger children: a pilot study of economic and family impact Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 4, 457-473
Chandani K, Prince MJ, Scott S (1999) Development and initial validation of the Parent-child Joint Activity Scale: A measure of joint engagement in activities between parent and pre-school child. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research 8, 219-228
Scott S, Campbell C. (2000) Expressed Emotion about children: reliability and validity of a Camberwell Family Interview for Childhood (CFI-C). International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research 9, 3 –10
Scott S. (2001) Deciding whether interventions for antisocial behaviour work: principles of outcome assessment and practice in a multicentre trial. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 10, 59-70
Scott S, Spender Q, Doolan M, Jacobs B and Aspland H. (2001) Multicentre controlled trail of parenting groups for child antisocial behaviour in clinical practice. British Medical Journal 323 194-197
Scott S, Knapp M, Henderson J and Maughan B. (2001) Financial cost of social exclusion: follow up study of antisocial children into adulthood. British Medical Journal 323 191-194
Scott S (2002) Disseminating useful information to professionals about child and adolescent mental health: survey of readers’ views. Child and Adolescent Mental Health 7 1-2
Pallett C, Scott S, Blackeby K, Yule W and Weissman R (2002) Fostering changes: a cognitive-behavioural approach to help foster carers manage children. Adoption and fostering 26 39-48
Scott S (2002) Disseminating information in Child and Adolescent Mental Heath (2): Qualitative content analysis of readers’ views. Child and Adolescent Mental Health 7 50-52
Scott S. (2002) Classification of psychiatric disorders in childhood and adolescence: building castles in the sand? Advances in Psychiatric Treatment 8 205-213
Chandani K, Scott S, Prince MJ (2003) Time budgets of pre-school children’s mothers: an analysis of mother- child joint activities. British Journal of Developmental Psychology 21 272-283
Chandani K, Prince, MJ, Scott S (2003) Mother-child joint activity and behaviour problems of pre-school children. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 44 1037-1048
Scott S (2003) Integrating attachment theory with other approaches to developmental psychopathology. Attachment and human development 5 307-312
Scott S (2005) Do parenting programmes for severe child antisocial behaviour work over the longer term, and for whom? 1 year follow up of a multi-centre controlled trial. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 33, 403-421
Romeo R, Knapp M, Scott S (2006) The economic cost of severe antisocial behaviour in children, and who for pays it. British Journal of Psychiatry 188, 547-553
Scott S (2006) Improving children’s lives, preventing criminality: Where next? The Psychologist 19, 484-487
Warman A, Pallett C, Scott S (2006) Process and Outcomes in the Fostering Changes Programme: Foster carers learning from each other. Adoption and Fostering 30, 1-10
Scott S (2007) parent training for childhood conduct disorders: parent programmes are effective but training and provision are inadequate BMJ 334, 646-647
Scott S (2008) An update on interventions for conduct disorder. Advances in psychiatric treatment 14, 61-70
Sylva K, Scott S, Totsika V, Ereky-Stevens K and Crook C (2008) Teaching parents to help their children read: a randomized controlled trial. British Journal of Educational Psychology
Futh, A. O’Connor, TG, Matias, C, Green J, Scott, S. (2008). Attachment Narratives and Behavioral and Emotional Symptoms in an Ethnically Diverse, At-Risk Sample. Journal of the Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
Goodman R & Scott S (2005) Child Psychiatry (2nd edn) Oxford: Blackwell Publishing
Pallett C, Blackeby K, Yule W, Weissman R & Scott S (2005) Fostering changes: how to improve relationships and manage difficult behaviour. A training programme for foster carers. London: British Association for Adoption and Fostering
Scott S, O’Connor T, and Futh A. (2006) What makes parenting programmes work in disadvantaged areas? The PALS trial. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation Edited books
Yule W & Scott S (2007) Fostering, adoption and alternative care. London: Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
O’Connor, T.G., & Scott, S. (2007). Parenting and Outcomes for Children. York: The Joseph Rowntree Foundation. www.jrf.org.uk/bookshop/details.asp?pubID=910
Pallett C, Blackeby K, Yule W, Weissman R & Scott S (2008) Managing difficult behaviour: a handbook for foster-carers of under 12s. London: British Association for Adoption and Fostering
M Rutter, D Bishop, D Pine, S Scott, J Stevenson, E Taylor and A Thapar (2008) Rutter’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (fifth edition) Oxford: Blackwell
Recent book chapters
Scott S (2002) Parent training programmes. Chapter in M Rutter and E Taylor (eds) Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (fourth edition) Oxford: Blackwell
Scott S. (2002) Parent training: where are we now? Chapter in W Yule (ed) Parenting: Applications in clinical practice. London: Association for Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
Scott S (2002) World Health Organization Guide to Mental Health in Primary Care (Conduct Disorder section) London, Royal Society of Medicine Press.
Scott S and Lindsey C (2003) Therapeutic approaches in adoption. Chapter in H Argent (ed) Models of Adoption Support pp209-240 London: British Association for Adoption and Fostering
Scott S (2003) Childhood antecedents of juvenile delinquency. Chapter in S Bailey & M Dolan (editors) Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann
Scott S (2003) Work with parents. Chapter in E Garralda and C Hyde (eds) Managing children with psychiatric problems (2nd edn) London: BMJ books
Scott S (2003) Effective treatment for conduct disorder. Chapter in R Gupta and D Parry Gupta (eds) Children and parents: clinical issues London: Wiley
Scott S (2004) Conduct Disorder. Section in Jenkins R et al WHO Guide to Mental and Neurological Health in Primary Care. London: Royal Society of Medicine Press.
Scott S (2004) Will interventions to prevent excessive aggression ever prove cost-effective? Chapter in L Levitt and D Hall (eds) Social and moral development: emerging evidence on the toddler years. Princeton, NJ: Johnson and Johnson Pediatric Institute
Scott S (2004) Outcomes of treatment. Chapter in Remschmidt H, Belfer M, and Goodyer I Facilitating pathways: care, treatment and prevention in child and adolescent mental health Berlin: Springer
Sutton C, Utting D, Farrington D, Scott S et al (2004) Support from the Start. Working with young children and their families to reduce the risks of crime and antisocial behaviour. London: Department for Education and Skills
Roberts R, Jones H, & Scott S (2004) Treatment Foster Care in England. Chapter in Ann Wheal (ed) RHP Companion to Foster Care (2nd edition). Lyme Regis, Dorset: Russell House Publishing
Scott S (2005) Conduct Disorders. Chapter in Gillberg C, Harrington RC, Steinhausen H-C (eds) Clinician’s Deskbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Scott S (2005) Conduct disorders. Chapter in Malhotra S (ed) Mental Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Need and Strategies for Intervention. New Delhi: CBS Publishers
O’Connor TG, Scott S (2006) Promoting Children’s Adjustment: Parenting research from the perspective of risk and protection. Chapter in Garralda M E and Flament M (Eds) Working with Children and Adolescents: an evidence-based approach to risk and resilience. Lanham, Maryland, USA: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group.
Yule W & S Scott S (eds) 2007 Fostering, adoption and alternative care. Pp5-7. London: Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Collett B, Scott S, Rockhill C, Speltz M, & McClellan J (2008) Oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder. Chapter in P Tyrer and K Silk (eds) Cambridge Handbook of Effective Treatments in Psychiatry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Moffitt T and Scott S (2008) Conduct Disorders. Chapter in M Rutter, D Bishop, D Pine, S Scott, J Stevenson, E Taylor and A Thapar (eds) Rutter’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (fifth edition) Oxford: Blackwell
Bailey S and Scott S (2008) Juvenile Delinquency Chapter in M Rutter, D Bishop, D Pine, S Scott, J Stevenson, E Taylor and A Thapar (eds) Rutter’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (fifth edition) Oxford: Blackwell
Scott S and Yule W (2008) Behavioral therapies Chapter in M Rutter, D Bishop, D Pine, S Scott, J Stevenson, E Taylor and A Thapar (eds) Rutter’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (fifth edition) Oxford: Blackwell
Scott S (2008) parenting programs. Chapter in M Rutter, D Bishop, D Pine, S Scott, J Stevenson, E Taylor and A Thapar (eds) Rutter’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (fifth edition) Oxford: Blackwell
Scott S (2008) Conduct disorders in childhood and adolescence. Chapter in MG Gelder, JJ Lopez-Ibor NC Andreason and J Geddes (editors) New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry (2nd edition) Oxford: Oxford University Press
Scott S. (2008) Developmental psychopathology and classification in childhood and adolescence. Chapter in MG Gelder, JJ Lopez-Ibor & NC Andreason and J Geddes (editors) New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry (2nd edition) Oxford: Oxford University Press
last updated: Friday, February 22, 2008