Psychologist Tanya Byron is perhaps best known to the British public for her numerous television credits surrounding parenting, child behaviour and young people’s mental health including Teen Angels, Little Angels, House of Tiny Tearaways and Am I Normal?
A chartered clinical psychologist who primarily works with children and adolescents, Tanya is an expert in child behaviour and often seeks to raise awareness about mental health through her numerous columns; she has written extensively for a variety of magazines, is regularly published in The Times and has authored several books including Your Toddler Month by Month and Your Child… Your Way: Create a Positive Parenting Pattern for Life, alongside television tie-ins for Little Angels and The House of Tiny Tearaways.
A superb keynote speaker as well as being available for conference discussions, Tanya Byron can talk on a host of different topics including international policies on mental health, treating behavioural problems of young children and child protection issues. With over two decades’ experience working in the NHS, Tanya has also worked in the fields of sexual health, drug dependency and eating disorders.
Away from the clinic, Tanya has also been tasked with writing independent research for former Prime Minister Gordon Brown with her discoveries leading to a number of policy changes surrounding the safety of children in a digital world and how best to mitigate the risks from their seeing inappropriate material online and in computer games. She is a patron for the charity Prospex, improving the opportunities of disadvantaged young people across the country.
Hugely popular with the public and audiences around the world, Tanya Byron is a superb speaker for any event focusing on any of her chosen topics, is an honorary lecturer at UCL and UEL and has been awarded honorary doctorates from the University of York and the Open University for her outstanding contribution to science, education and culture.
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