CAPSS uses a process of active surveillance to support the epidemiological study of rare mental health disorders or events amongst children and adolescents across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Our aims

CAPSS aims to:

  • facilitate epidemiological surveillance and research into rare child and adolescent mental health disorders and events
  • increase awareness among the medical profession and public about these disorders and events as well as their impact on children and adolescents
  • allow psychiatrists to participate in surveillance of such conditions
  • inform clinical strategy and public health policy
  • respond in a timely manner to clinical and public health concerns.

Our Executive Committee

Aditya Sharma Chair of CAPSS Executive Committee, Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Newcastle University and Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Udo ReulbachDeputy Chair of CAPSS Executive Committee, Special Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University College, Dublin
Alka AhujaConsultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and National Clinical Lead, TEC Cymru and Visiting Professor for University of South Wales and Honorary Professor, Cardiff University
Cornelius AniHonorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London and Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 
Hani AyyashConsultant Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician, Special Interest in Child Mental Health, Clinical Lead for Neurodevelopmental Pathway and Community Paediatrics, Mid and South Essex University Hospitals Group, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Southend on- Sea, Essex
Joanne DohertyClinical Research Fellow, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, Cardiff University
Priya Hodgins Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Siona HurleyChild and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland
Marinos Kyriakopoulos Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust; Visiting Senior Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London
Richard Lynn British Paediatric Surveillance Unit of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University College London, Institute of Child Health, London
Andrew McWilliams Honorary Specialist Registrar in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Great Ormond Street Hospital; Clinical Research Fellow & PhD student - Mental Health and Justice Project, King's College London & Metacognition Group, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London
Tamsin Newlove-DelgadoSenior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Public Health, University Of Exeter
Dasha Nicholls Reader in Child Psychiatry, Imperial College, London and Honorary Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; Founding Chair of CAPSS 
Violeta PerezConsultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Gonzalo Salazar de PabloHonorary CAMHS Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Eleanor SmithConsultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Complex Neurodevelopmental Disorders Service, Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Adele Warrilow

ST6 Higher Trainee in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry based in Scotland
Ian WongProfessor of Pharmacy Practice/Medcines Use, University College London School of Pharmacy