I studied Experimental Psychology, Medicine and Surgery at Cambridge University where I was awarded a university prize for child psychiatry. I trained in psychiatry and child psychiatry at the Maudsley and Bethlem Hospitals. As well as extensive clinical experience as a Consultant, I have experience in conducting commercial and non-commercial clinical trials in children. I have authored two book chapters on “Learning Disability” and have publications in numerous peer-reviewed journals. I peer review scientific research for journals such as the British Medical Journal and peer-review research proposals for the NIHR (National Institute of Health Research). I was awarded honorary clinical lecturer status by King's College London in 2005, and was awarded academic prizes from The Psychiatry Research Trust and The Royal College of Psychiatrists. I am involved in lecturing and supervising medical students at King’s College London. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Behavioural Management. I am a dedicated mother to two young children and in my spare time I am active in public engagement in child psychiatry, psychology and parenting.
Simonoff, E., Taylor, E., Baird, G., Bernard, S., Chadwick, O., Liang, H., Riemer, K., Sharma Pandey, S., Sharma, K., Wood, N., Kelly, J., Golaszewski, A., Kennedy, J., Rodney, L., West, N., Walwyn, R., Jichi, F. (2013) Randomized controlled double-blind trial of optimal dose methylphenidate in children and adolescents with severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and intellectual disability. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 54 (5): 527-535.
Krebs, G., Liang, H., Hilton, K., Macdiarmid, F., & Heyman, I. (2012). Computer-assisted assessment of obsessive-compulsive disorder in young people: A preliminary evaluation of the Development and Well-Being Assessment (DAWBA). Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 17, 246-251.
Liang, H., Pickles, A., Wood, N. & Simonoff, E., (2012) Early Adolescent Emotional and Behavioural Outcomes of Non-parental Preschool Childcare. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology , 47, 399-407.
Liang, H., Simonoff, E., (2009) Learning Disabilities. In J. B. Benson & M. M. Haith (Eds). Diseases and Disorders in Infancy and Early Childhood. Elsevier Publishing.
Liang, H., Simonoff, E., (2008) Learning Disabilities. In M. M. Haith, J. B. Benson. (Eds) Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development (Volume 2) San Diego: Academic Press.
Liang, H., Flisher, A.J. & Lombard, C. (2007). Bullying, violence and risk behaviours in South African school students. Child Abuse & Neglect, 31, 161-171.
Flisher, A.J., Ward, C.L., Liang, H., Onya, H., Mlisa, N., Terblanche, S., Bhana, A., Parry, C.D.H., & Lombard, C. (2006). Injury-related behaviour among South African high-school students at six sites. South African Medical Journal, 96, 825-830.
Liang, H. & Eley, T.C. (2005). A Monozygotic Twin Differences Study of Nonshared Environmental Influence on Adolescent Depressive Symptoms. Child Development. 76, 1247-1260.
Flisher, A.J., Liang, H., Laubscher, R. & Lombard, C. (2004). Suicide trends in South Africa 1968-1990. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 32, 411-418.
Eley, T.C., Liang, H., Plomin, R., Sham, P., Sterne, A., Williamson, R. & Purcell, S. (2004) Parental Vulnerability, Family Environment and their Interactions as Predictors of Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents. The Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 43, 298-306.
Liang, H., Flisher, A.J. & Chalton, D.O., (2003), Violence and Substance Use in Adolescents with Increasing Severity of Suicidal Behaviour, Archives of Suicide Research, 7, 29-40.
Liang, H., Flisher, A.J. & Chalton, D.O. (2002), Physical and Mental Health in Out of School Children in a South African Township, European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 11, 257-260.