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Antony is Emeritus Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Guy’s King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine. Formerly Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Liverpool University Medical School. Research has included, epidemiology, cultural differences in child rearing, interviewing approaches in child psychiatry and general practice, including a computer programme to facilitate communication between children and professionals, the impact of parental mental illness on children, interactions between parents and young children, including those with Down’s syndrome, child abuse, hyperactivity, autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, evaluation of interventions to promote child emotional and social development, and an early intervention for children with autism. Recently concerned with the development of training in the use of standardised assessments for workers in the health and social services.