Area of expertise: Mental health in children with neurological illnesses (eg epilepsy) and/or with intellectual disabilities
Ashley trained in both paediatrics and psychiatry, and has an MSc in Clinical Neuropsychiatry. He worked previously at Birmingham Children’s Hospital for about 10 years, where he was also Clinical Lead for Research and Digital Technology, and was Clinical Advisor to the CCG and NHSE Commissioners concerning services for children with neurodevelopmental conditions.
Ashley is currently a Consultant Paediatric Neuropsychiatrist in the Newcomen Neurodevelopmental Team (Evelina London Children’s Hospital) and Paediatric Liaison Team (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. As part of these clinical roles, he is passionate about improving the quality of care for children/young people and their families, especially through collaborating with multidisciplinary professionals in Paediatrics and Mental Health. His clinical interests are in the mental health of children with intellectual disabilities, autism, epilepsy and other neurological illnesses.
Ashley is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Universities of Birmingham and Warwick, and is a Clinical Advisor at NICE and NHS England. He also holds leadership positions in the Royal College of Psychiatrists Child & Adolescent Faculty, the British Paediatric Neurology Association and the Child and Adolescent Intellectual Disability Psychiatry Network. Ashley has interests in teaching and training, as well as harnessing digital health technologies to improve the care and experience of children and their families.