Dr John Richer

Occupation: Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Qualifications: MA, PhD, DipClinPsychol, CClinPsychol, AFBPsS
Explanation of  
Master of Arts
Doctor of Philosophy
Diploma in Clinical Psychology
Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Organisation: Oxford Human Sciences Ltd
Address: Box 322
OX10 1EA
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Office Telephone:
Mobile: 07860 864522
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Legal references: (none at present)
Areas of Expertise: Aspergers
Autism (including nutritional aspects of autism)
Children's behaviour and development
Family relationships and their effects on children
Attachment and security issues in children
Attachment disorders and problems
caused by disturbed attachments

Career background :-
Dr John Richer is a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist,
He formerly worked in the Department of Paediatrics at the John
Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford for over 30 years, and was Head of Paediatric Psychology. He retired from the NHS in 2010 and took
up an Honorary post at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics in the University of Oxford.

Dr Richer retains a connection with the Children's Hospital in Oxford as an Honorary Consultant. Additionally, he has a private clinic and
is psychologist to the European School, near Oxford.

Dr Richer has been Honorary Secretary of the Association for Child
Psychology and Psychiatry and Chairman and Secretary of their
Oxford Branch. He was Assistant Secretary General of the
International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and
Allied Professions and on the Editorial Board of an international
scientific journal, Ethology and Sociobiology, and the Italian Journal
'Autismo e Disturbi dello Sviluppo'. He was on the Scientific Board of
the Japanese society, 'Four Winds: for Infant Mental Health'.

Dr Richer was founder chairman of the Child Clinical Psychology
Special Interest Group (now called the Faculty for Children and Young
People), part of the British Psychological Society. He is a Trustee of
'Children in Touch, a Charity supporting autistic children's therapeutic
education, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International
Society for Human Ethology. He is on the Board of Assessors of the
journal, 'Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry' and of the 'Human Ethology Bulletin', an online peer-reviewed journal (web).

He is known internationally for his work in the field of Autism. He has
published a number of papers, and presented at gatherings around
the world, on this and other topics, including attachment issues,
hyperactivity, nutrition and behaviour, behaviour problems, the rise
of psychosocial problems in modern societies and ethological
approaches to children's behaviour. He has appeared on television
and radio several times in this connection, and as link clinician in
'Children Behaving Badly. From time to time he is asked to help
companies, usually multinationals, with psychology-related issues,
(e.g NPD, background research papers, staff relations, and company

He is often asked to assess children and families for the Court.
These assessments most often involve children, usually with
severe attachment insecurities and/or behavioural difficulties, and
sometimes with possible diagnoses such as autism, hyperactivity or
learning difficulty, caught up in care proceedings or marital disputes.
Assessment of the adults as parents is an inevitable part of this.

Geographical area of work : All of UK
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