Dr. Gordon Harper
Gordon Harper MD trained as a paediatrician, psychiatrist, and child psychiatrist in Boston. He worked in acute hospital care for several decades and has since the late 1990s worked in public-sector child mental health in the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, providing consultations in mental health and to the child protection system in Massachusetts. He has also served as Treasurer of the International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP). He holds academic appointment as Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He has written on inpatient treatment, medical education, healthcare policy, care planning, and managing the ambiguities of child protection.