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Professor Miranda Wolpert honoured with MBE for services to child and adolescent mental healthcare

5 January 2017

Professor Miranda Wolpert

Many congratulations to Professor Miranda Wolpert, who has been honoured with a Member of British Empire (MBE) for services to child and adolescent mental healthcare.

Professor Wolpert, a clinical psychologist, is being recognised by the Queen for over 25 years of service to improving mental health support for children, young people and families. Among many achievements, she has founded the Evidence Based Practice Unit (EPBU), based at UCL and the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families. The EPBU forms part of the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, Faculty of Brain Sciences.

Professor Wolpert is also co-founder and director of the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC), and National Informatics Lead for the Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) programme at NHS England.

Writing for the Anna Freud Centre website, Professor Wolpert said: “I feel this honour is truly shared with all the people I work with and for. I am privileged to work with such talented and committed people, dedicated to finding the best ways to support child mental health and wellbeing. These are challenging times, but I feel we are making real progress in understanding how we best help young people manage mental health difficulties and achieve the goals in life that are most important to them.”