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Professor Tony Charman
Professor Tony Charman

Professor Tony Charman

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Professor in Clinical Child Psychology

Deputy Head, Department of Psychology.

Research subject areas

  • Mental Health

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Professor Tony Charman joined the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London in 2013 after having been Professor at both the UCL Institute of Child Health and Institute of Education. His main research interest is the investigation of social cognitive development in children with autism and the clinical application of this work via screening, diagnostic, epidemiological, intervention, and ’at risk’ studies. 

Tony is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and works in a specialist service for children with autism and complex neurodevelopmental conditions at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers and over 30 book chapters.  

Research Interests: 

  • Autism 
  • Mental Health 
  • Development 
  • Interventions 



  • Tony contributes to the D. Clin. Psych, iBSc, BSc and various Masters programme

Expertise and Public Engagement: 

Tony has served on a number of expert panels for the Medical Research Council and NICE in the UK, NIH in the USA and the WHO. He has worked closely with Ambitious about Autism, the National Autistic Society, Research Autism and Autistica to advocate for services and positive policy development for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families.