23rd January, 2009
Article & Website editor: Leah Schabas (Yr 13)
The School is pleased to announce that this month, Tanya Byron (ONL) received an honorary doctorate from the University of York. She also now bears the title of Professor in recognition of her work as a clinical psychologist, author, broadcaster and journalist.
Tanya Byron is best known for her appearances in BBC television programmes related to child behaviour, science and current affairs. She has featured in Little Angels, Teen Angels, House of Tiny Tearaways, Child of Our Time, Am I Normal? and Panorama. She has also published three books on child behaviour. In 2007, Gordon Brown asked her to advise the government on issues related to young people and the ‘digital agenda’. She is chancellor of Edge Hill University.
Professor Byron was a student at North London Collegiate School in the 1980s. She then went on to complete a first degree in Psychology at the University of York, followed by a masters in Clinical Psychology at University College, London, and received her doctorate (on the treatment of cocaine, amphetamine and ecstasy misusers) from University College Hospital and Surrey University.