Dr Jenny Parker

Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Dr Jenny Parker is a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with expertise in a wide range of neurodevelopmental conditions including Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Dr Parker is interested in identification of mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression occurring alongside neurodevelopmental disorders which can have a significant impact on the child or young person's ability to take part in day to day activities. Dr Parker recognises the complexity of mental health conditions and is interested in the links between neurodevelopmental conditions, physical health, mental health and family and education settings.

Dr Parker has significant experience of providing psychopharmacological interventions alongside psychological interventions using evidence-based treatments as per national guidelines and broader clinical research case. Dr Parker works with a multidisciplinary team at Great Ormond Street Hospital and will offer consultations alongside colleagues as needed to provide a holistic assessment and recommendation. 

Dr Jenny Parker is also the consultant lead of a multidisciplinary team within a specialist residential school where her role is to coordinate care and direct clinical input for young people with complex presentations of Autism. 


  • Neurodevelopmental disorders including ASD, ADHD, Tics
  • Emotional and behavioural disorder presentations in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Managing challenging behaviours in high functioning ASD
  • Identification of autism spectrum disorders in females

BA MB BCh BAO - Medical degree - Trinity College Dublin 2000

MRCPsych - Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists - Dublin University Rotational Psychiatry Training Scheme completed 2005

CCT - Certificate of Completion of Training in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Great Ormond Street Hospital and East London NHS Trust Training Scheme 2009

ADOS - Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - Trained 2007

3di - Autism developmental history parent interview - trained 2007

The Association for Child & Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) membership 

  • Neurodevelopmental conditions and associated mental health conditions
  • Functioning symptoms and mental health
  • Managing autism within school contexts
  • Challenging behaviour in high functioning autism
  • Transgender presentations in autism spectrum conditions

News & Publications

Roughan LA, Parker JR, Mercer L Improving interventions for parents of children and young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in CAMHS. 25/04/2019; BMJ Open Quality 2019;8;e000261. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2017-000261

Dr Rebecca J Chilvers, Dr Jennifer Parker, Dr William Mandy and Prof David H Skuse Recognising autism spectrum disorders in children with normal-range intelligence. 31/05/2011; CPD online RCPsych - Revised regularly - last March 2018

Paramala Santosh, Jennifer Parker, Lynn Jones, Psychopharmacological Treatment of Behavioural Problems in Sanfilippo Syndrome. 31/03/2003; BMJ Case Reports, March 2009 [doi:10.1136/bcr.07.2008.0480]

Jennifer Parker, Ann Mitchell, Anastasia Kalpakidou, Muriel Walshe, HeeYeon-Jung, Chiara Nosarti, Paramela Santosh, Larry Rifkin, JohnWyatt, Robin M.Murray and Matthew Allin Cerebellar growth and behavioural & neuropsychological outcome in preterm adolescents. 31/05/2008; Brain 131 (Pt 5): 1344-51, 2008 May


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