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Prof Scott awarded CBE for services to families

Stephen Scott CBE, Professor of Child Health and Behaviour at the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), King’s College London has been recognised in the New Year's Honours 2014.

Professor Scott was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to families.

Professor Scott is Director of the National Academy for Parenting Research (NAPR), based at the IoP at King’s, where he leads a team of  psychologists, clinicians and researchers investigating how best to improve parenting in order to enhance child outcomes. 

His research interests include conduct disorder and antisocial behaviour, parenting interventions, attachment, adoption and fostering. He has led three randomised controlled trials on the effectiveness of parent training in practice, including a trial of Fostering Changes, a British programme for foster carers; the Helping Children Achieve trial, comparing the impact of relationship improvement programmes and helping parents of 5-6 year olds read with their child; and a trial of Functional Family Therapy for serious teenage antisocial behaviour and delinquency. 

He has also led the development of a new programme for parents with high needs, and economic evaluations on the cost effectiveness of parenting intervention programmes.

Professor Scott is also Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the CAMHS Adoption and Fostering Service and the Conduct Problems Service at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM).

Professor Shitij Kapur, Dean and Head of School at King’s IoP said:  ‘This is a remarkable achievement and just recognition for the exceptional work undertaken by Professor Scott.  His research has impacted nationally and internationally, improving the lives of children and families worldwide.  We are delighted and proud that he has been honoured in this way.’

Elsewhere at King’s, the Rt Hon Sir Christopher Geidt, KCVO, OBE, alumnus and Fellow of King’s College London, was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) for public service; 

Dr Joanna Newman who will take up the post of Vice Principal (International) at King’s on 1 March, has received an MBE for services to promoting British higher education internationally, particularly in Brazil; 

Professor Linda Dolores Cardozo, Professor of Urogynaecology in the Department of Women’s Health was awarded an OBE for services to Urogynaecology and Women's Health; 

Ken Applebee, Director of Biological Services, was awarded an OBE for services to Animal Technician Education and Animal Technology; 

Professor Peter Sonksen, Emeritus Professor of Endocrinology, was awarded an OBE for services to anti-doping in sports; 

Dr Robin Eady, Emeritus Professor of Dermatology at the St John’s Institute of Dermatology, has been awarded an MBE for services to dermatology and voluntary service to governance in the charitable sector; 

Tony Kemp, EdD student in the department of Education and Professional Studies, was awarded an MBE for services to Pre-hospital Emergency Care.

Find out more about New Year's Honours at King's.