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Professor Samuele Cortese recognised for groundbreaking work in ADHD treatment for children

Reaching a momentous milestone, Professor Samuele Cortese has been awarded the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Professorship for his pioneering contributions to the field of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) treatment.

Currently Honorary Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with Solent NHS Trust, Professor Cortese is a practicing clinician working with our Child and Adult Mental Health (CAMHS) team. He is also Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Southampton.

Renowned for his expertise in child psychiatry and neurodevelopmental disorders, Professor Cortese’s innovative research has significantly impacted the understanding and management of ADHD, offering new hope for families experiencing and clinicians working with this disorder.

This particular honour recognises Professor Cortese's outstanding work in advancing personalised pharmacological interventions for children with ADHD. The Professorship, provides Professor Cortese with a five-year platform to further his ground-breaking research which will focus on refining and personalising pharmacological treatments for ADHD, with an emphasis on tailoring interventions to best benefit every child’s needs.

Dr Dan Baylis, Chief Medical Officer at Solent NHS Trust, commented: “I extend my heartfelt congratulations to Professor Samuele Cortese on receiving the NIHR Research Professorship. This well-deserved recognition is a testament to Professor Cortese's commitment to advancing our understanding and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children.

“His innovative research not only enriches our scientific knowledge but holds the promise of transforming the lives of countless children and families affected by ADHD. As Chief Medical Officer at Solent NHS Trust, I am proud to witness the impact of Professor Cortese's work, and I look forward to the continued collaboration that will undoubtedly shape the future of personalised ADHD treatment.”

Professor Cortese admitted: “I am very honoured to be awarded the NIHR Research Professorship and very proud that the work that we are doing at Southampton is leading the way in informing high quality health and care provision for individuals with ADHD and other neurodevelopmental conditions.”

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