Professor Susan Young (www.psychology-services.uk.com) is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Forensic Clinical Psychology in the Centre for Mental Health, Imperial College London and Visiting Professor at Rekjavik University. She has an honorary contract as a Consultant Psychologist at Broadmoor Hospital and is Director of Forensic Research and Development for West London Mental Health Trust. Professor Young has extensive clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of youths and adults with ADHD and in the assessment and treatment of offenders with mental illness and/or mental disorder. For many years she has worked in forensic services, where she has provided a forensic clinical psychology service to offenders in prison and mental health settings, working in the community, in low, medium and high secure settings. She specializes in forensic neuropsychology and the neurodevelopmental disorder ADHD. Previously, she was employed as a Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Maudsley Hospital, where she set up and developed the psychology service at the first adult ADHD service in the United Kingdom.
Professor Young was a member of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) ADHD Clinical Guideline Development Group (2008; 2013); her main contributions being discussions on psychological treatment of children and adults with ADHD, transition and the provision of expert guidance on the clinical procedures and services required for the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in adults. Professor Young also participated in the British Association of Psychopharmacology Consensus Meeting (2007; 2013) to develop guidelines for the management of ADHD in children, adolescents and adults. Professor Young is actively engaged in non-pecuniary activities within ADHD groups including President of the UK ADHD Partnership (www.UKADHD.com), Vice President of the UK Adult ADHD Network (www.UKAAN.org), Trustee of The ADHD Foundation (www.adhdfoundation.org.uk) and a member of the European Network in Adult ADHD.
Professor Young has published over 100 articles in scientific journals. She is the author of five psychological intervention programmes, four books and the ADHD Child Evaluation [ACE]. Her work has been translated into Icelandic, Hebrew, Danish, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish, Catalan, Italian, Japanese, Hungarian, French, Norwegian, Dutch and Swedish. Professor Young has acted as a consultant with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the South Florida Behavioral Health Network, the Kriminalvårdens huvudkontor in Sweden and St. Olavs Hospital Trondheim University Hospital in Norway. Following a Danish National ADHD Action Plan (2013), she is currently collaborating in a project, led by Socialstyrelsen The National Board of Social Services in Denmark, that aims to improve the lives of youths and adults with ADHD.