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Dr Latha Hackett

Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


BSc., MBBS, FRCPsych.

Special Interests:

Special interest in developmental disorders such as Autistic Spectrum disorder, learning disability, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder. I also have interest in providing appropriate services for Children and families from the Black and Minority Ethnic communities.


Trained at Calicut Medical college, Kerala State South India. Qualified in 1981 followed by training in Psychiatry in the UK. Higher Specialist training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Manchester. Took up first Consultant in Post in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Oldham in 1995 and moved to Central Manchester NHS trust in 1998. I work at the Winnicott Centre. I have developed services for children who have Autistic Spectrum disorder and their families. Following a pilot work I undertook we now have a black and minority ethnic worker at the Winnicott centre to provide services for Black and Minority ethnic families and their children I have done research in Manchester and abroad on prevalence of Child and Adolescent Neuro-Psychiatric disorders. I continue to do research in developmental disorders. I am on the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) partnership board that informs commissioning of CAMHS in Manchester. I on the learning disability and difficulties board which is a strategic board for developing and monitoring services. I am on the Autism Education strategy group as well as Autism Service development group for Manchester. I am training programme director for higher specialist training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. I am involved in developing and training of professionals in CAMHS in the northwest.