Simonoff, Emily, Prof. BA, MD
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus
Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience
King’s College London, UK
Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Head of Department
Role within partner site
Research on autism, ADHD and intellectual disability;
Relevant work experience
Specialist for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy with focus on autism, ADHD and intellectual disability;
2020– Senior Scientist, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, TUD
2004– Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK
1998–2004 Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’ Medical School, King’s College London, UK
1992–1998 Senior Clinical Scientist Head, Genetics Section MRC Child Psychiatry Unit Institute of Psychiatry and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospitals, London, UK
1987–1992 Welcome Trust Clinical Training Fellow in Psychiatric Genetics
MD Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
1978–1983 BS Psychology and Social Relations, summa cum laude and Phi
1973–1977 Beta Kappa, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
Main research focus
Causes of and interventions for co-occurring mental health conditions in autism, ADHD and intellectual disability;
5 out of 232; SCOPUS h-index 62
Stringer D, …, Simonoff E (2020). Trajectories of emotional and behavioral problems from childhood to early adult life. Autism 24:1011–1024.
Simonoff E et al (2019). Trajectories in symptoms of autism and cognitive ability in autism from childhood to adult life: Findings from a longitudinal epidemiological cohort. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 59:1342–1352.
Cortese S, …, Simonoff E et al (2018). Comparative efficacy and tolerability of medications for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, adolescents, and adults: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Lancet Psychiatry 25:727–738. (~150 citations)
Sonuga-Barke E, …., Simonoff E et al (2013). Nonpharmacological interventions for ADHD: systematic review and meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials of dietary and psychological treatments. Am J Psychiatry 170:275–289.
Simonoff E et al (2008). Psychiatric disorders in children with autism spectrum disorders: prevalence, comorbidity and associated factors in a population-derived sample. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 47:921–929.
Boards: Senior Clinical Advisor, National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence; Board Member, Neuroscience and Mental Health, Medical Research Council; Senior Investigator, National Institute of Health Research;