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Michael Rutter
Michael Llewellyn Rutter

15 August 1933 (1933-08-15) (age 88)
Alma mater University of Birmingham Medical School
Scientific career
Fields Child psychiatry
Thesis Illness in parents and children (1963)

Sir Michael Llewellyn Rutter CBE FRS FRCP FRCPsych FMedSci (born 15 August 1933) is the first person to be appointed professor of child psychiatry in the United Kingdom. He has been described as the "father of child psychology". Currently he is professor of developmental psychopathology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London and consultant psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital, a post he has held since 1966. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Rutter as the 68th most cited psychologist of the 20th century.

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