Prof. Tanya Byron
Advisory Panel Member
Tanya is a consultant clinical psychologist specialising in child and adolescent mental health. She has an NHS career spanning twenty years working in many areas of mental health; currently her clinics run two days per week.
Tanya broadcasts on TV and radio (Little Angels; House of Tiny Tearaways; Am I Normal?; All in the Mind). She has a weekly column in The Times and monthly columns in Good Housekeeping and Girl Talk.
Tanya has authored three books on parenting (e.g. Your Child – Your Way [Penguin, 2007]) and has edited an encyclopaedia of child development in the early years (Your Toddler Month by Month [Dorling Kindersley, 2008]).
Tanya co writes comedy with Jennifer Saunders including The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle (BBC2). Tanya is the patron of the charity Prospex and chancellor of Edge Hill University. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a trustee of the Family and Parenting Institute.
In 2008 Tanya was made Professor in the Public Understanding of Science.
Tanya is an independent government advisor on children, young people and the digital media - in 2008 she published The Byron Review: Safer Children in a Digital World and sat on Lord Carter’s Digital Britain advisory board (2009).