Dr Lee Hudson MBChB MRCPCH FRACP is a consultant general paediatrician working across the trust, with a special interest in paediatric aspects of mental health, in particular feeding and eating disorders and related malnutrition. Dr Hudson is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the UCL Institute of Child Health. Dr Hudson also works as a consultant at University College London Hospital in the adolescent medicine team, where he sees a range of conditions including child and adolescent chronic fatigue syndrome.
Dr Hudson has particular expertise in the assessment and management of short term and long term physical effects of feeding and eating disorders, including growth and development. He has over 20 research publications and book chapters on a range of topics from eating disorders, obesity, general adolescent health to disease outcomes in children and young people.
Qualifications and training
Dr Hudson trained in medicine at Sheffield University and trained as a Paediatrician in Sheffield, London and Melbourne, Australia.
He is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Member of The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. He is currently co-chair of the Junior MARSIPAN group to develop guidelines on management of severe anorexia nervosa in young people. He is currently studying for a PhD at the UCL Institute of Child Health.
Dr Hudson’s research interests are in underweight and overweight, in particular longer term outcomes of both conditions in children and young people. Dr Hudson is also has a passion for improving the medical care of children and young people with eating disorders and has worked at a local, national and international level with this aim. Dr Hudson is currently the paediatrician on the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for eating disorders, and regularly teaches and trains paediatricians and mental health professionals across the UK to improve care for the physical health of mental health patients.
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