UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


PPP Internal Seminar: Physical mortality in mental health

10 October 2019, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff




PPP Admin


Leolin Price Lecture Theatre
30 Guilford Street

There is good evidence for an association between mental health and physical health problems, especially cardiovascular disease in adults. The recent NHS 10 year plan aiming to improve physical health care for adults with mental health disorders in these domains. Yet much less attention has been given to physical health and mental health in children and young people, and how this might affect lifetime trajectories. This is despite the childhood origins of adult cardiovascular disease being well established, In this Seminar Dr. Hudson will explore the existing evidence for the associations between mental health, physical risk and death - and also discuss his current research to study early arterial disease and cardio-metabolic disease in children with mental health disorders, in particular young people with Anorexia Nervosa.

About the Speaker

Lee Hudson

Clinical Associate Professor at PPP

Dr Lee Hudson recently joined ICH as a Clinical Associate Professor in the department of Population, Policy and Practice, an also works as an honorary general paediatric consultant and Chief of Mental Health Services at Great Ormond Street Hospital. His clinical and research interests are within the integration of physical and mental health, in particular in eating disorders. Dr Hudson completed his PhD in adolescent medicine at ICH, studying evidence of early cardiovascular disease in adolescents with obesity, and leads the UK RCPsych national guideline group for managing risk in eating disorders for children and young people.

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