• Psychiatry
  • Research Focus


  • Adaptive Behaviour
  • Adolescence
  • Adolescent Mental Health
  • Child
  • Child Development
  • Childhood Adversity
  • Early Child Development
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Health Services
  • Mental Health Treatment Effectiveness
  • Clinical Conditions

  • Childhood disorders
  • Equipment & Techniques

  • Behavioural analysis
  • Neuropsychological testing
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    Dr Ayla Humphrey PhD

    University Position
    Affiliated Member


    Ayla Humphrey, Lead for Children and Young People's Psychology, CPFT and Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge. Her interest is in the advancement of services for children & families; early identification of and intervention for mental health and developmental needs. Co-founder of CCPNR, Cambridge Centre for Paediatric Neuropsychological Rehabilitation and Founding Director, Cambridge Family Social Enterprise. She was awarded the 2017 British Psychological Society award for Outstanding Contribution to Applied Practice. She is Director of Course Development for the MPhil Foundations of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry. Her research has also focused on early development in children with Tuberous Sclerosis, Autism, and epilepsy. Current collaborations include Parents and Young Children under Extreme Stress (PYCES)"; "Delivery of Cognitive Therapy for Young People After Trauma" (Decrypt); Affiliated Scientist. Publications can be found here:

    Key Publications


    The Early Childhood Epilepsy Severity Scale (E-Chess).

    Journal: Epilepsy Res
    E-pub date: 1 May 2008
    Authors: A Humphrey, GB Ploubidis, JRW Yates, T Steinberg, PF Bolton

    Autistic regression associated with seizure onset in an infant with tuberous sclerosis.

    Journal: Dev Med Child Neurol
    E-pub date: 1 Jul 2006
    Authors: A Humphrey, BGR Neville, A Clarke, PF Bolton