UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Miranda Wolpert is honoured with an MBE for services to child and youth mental health

5 January 2017

Professor Miranda Wolpert, Director of the Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU) at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and UCL, has been recognised by the Queen in the New Year’s Honours list.

Professor Wolpert has dedicated 25 years to improving mental health support for children, young people and families. Her MBE has been awarded for founding EBPU, co-founding the Child Outcomes Research Consortium and for services to child and adolescent mental healthcare.

‘I feel this honour is truly shared with all the people I work with and for,’ said Professor Wolpert. ‘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.’

With a background in clinical psychology, Professor Wolpert’s work involves increasing the accessibility of the evidence base in child mental health to drive change. She is also involved in a number of Department of Health grant-funded studies which explore how best to make use of routine outcome evaluation to improve and transform practice.