Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineFaculty of Medicine Centre

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer







31A0Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Wing (QEQM)St Mary's Campus






Dr Taylor is an enthusiastic therapist and educator and has been employed as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with CNWL mental health  NHS since 2005 working across the range of child mental health problems. She provides paediatric Liaison consultation to St Mary’s Hospital, London, working at the interface between paediatrics and child mental health. Prior to becoming a child psychiatrist, Sharon completed MRCP qualification 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 30 publications, including 7 books, chapters and papers in peer-reviewed journals in the field of Paediatrics and Child Psychiatry.

From 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 Senior Clinical Lecturer Imperial College London.

Since 2008 Educational Supervisor for Koplowitz fellows (Manage and train Spanish trainee doctors in CAMHS)

Since 2010 Joint Trainee Programme Director St Mary’s higher trainees in Adolescent and Child Psychiatry & Educational supervisor to higher trainees.

Since 2011  Educational Supervisor for higher trainees in CAMHS

Since 2013  Personal tutor for years 3-6 medical students at Imperial College School of Medicine

Honorary senior Lecturer Imperial college school of medicine.

Since 2020 Academic tutor for Medical students in years 1-2 at Imperial College School of Medicine



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