Team Professor Barry Wright
Professor Barry Wright who has now retired, was a founder member of the COMIC network of researchers. He was the Chair of Child Mental Health at the Hull York Medical School, University of York and a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Systematic reviews in the past showed that interventions used for young people were inevitably borrowed from research based on other age groups (either adults or children). There is a need to design interventions for children and young people and to make these developmentally appropriate. Children and young people want interventions to be engaging, interesting, motivating and where possible fun. The COMIC virtual network of researchers seeks to try and work with children and young people and experts to achieve this.