Professor Judy Hutchings honoured

Professor Judy Hutchings of the School of Psychology and the Incredible Years Wales centre at Bangor University was awarded an OBE in the recent Birthday Honours list for her services to children and families.

She told the Society: "I am delighted to receive this award in recognition of my own work but also that of the many people in the research team and therapeutic staff across Wales that have contributed over many years to improving outcomes for children and families using psychological principles."

Professor Judy Hutchings has worked in North Wales since 1973, for many years as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, working with children with significant behavioural difficulties. She is Director of the Centre for Evidence Based Early Intervention  research team at Bangor University where she has worked part-time since 1988. She undertakes research with referred children and their families and early preventive work with parents, children and teachers. Since 2006 she has worked with the Welsh Assembly Government providing training and consultation to services across Wales.
She has provided evidence on effective early intervention to government departments in England and Wales and been an expert witness to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in their determination on conduct disorder. She has lectured and taught internationally including in Finland, Denmark, Ireland, Australia, Poland and Portugal.
In 1999 she was awarded Fellowship of the British Psychological Society, in 2004 she
was Welsh Woman Educator of the year and in 2010 received the Institute for Welsh Affairs Inspire Wales Educator Award.

You can read more about Professor Hutchings work on the Incredible Years Wales research pages.