Dr Sharon Taylor

Dr Sharon Taylor

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Taylor is an enthusiastic therapist and educator and has been employed as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist within the NHS since 2005 working across the range of child mental health problems. Her NHS practice is at St Mary’s Hospital, London, working at the interface between paediatrics and child mental health. Prior to becoming a child psychiatrist, Sharon completed qualifications in paediatrics.

Over the years Dr Taylor has also completed training in family therapy at the Tavistock Clinic and post graduate training in education, she has developed special interests in anxiety disorder including obsessive compulsive disorder, somatisation disorders (children expressing their distress through bodily symptoms e.g. recurrent abdominal pain), autistic spectrum disorders, children coping with the distress of physical health problems such as allergies and asthma and difficulties of early childhood.

Dr Taylor is also actively involved in training both medical students and postgraduate training in the specialist field of child psychiatry.

Additionally, Dr Taylor has authored over 20 publications, including 4 books, chapters and papers in peer-reviewed journals in the field of paediatrics and child psychiatry.

In 2015 Dr Taylor was elected Vice-chair for Paediatric liaison network of RCPsych:(international group supporting NHS liaison child psychiatrists.

Current appointments

Since 2005 – Consultant in Paediatric Liaison in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, St Mary’s Hospital and Honorary Clinical Lecturer Imperial College London.
Since 2010 – Joint Trainee Programme Director St Mary’s higher trainees in Adolescent and Child Psychiatry & Educational supervisor to higher trainees.

Since 2013 Personal tutor for 30 medical students at Imperial College School of Medicine

Honorary senior Lecturer Imperial college school of medicine