Dr Kevin Appleton – MB.ChB, JCVTGP(UK), M.Med.Sc, MRCPsych, ARANCP.
Kevin, originally from Liverpool in the UK, is a Child, Adolescent and Adult psychiatrist.
He trained in medicine, general practice and then psychiatry in Yorkshire. He was honorary senior lecturer and consultant child psychiatrist at Leeds University Teaching Hospital.
He emigrated to New Zealand in 2000 and was service clinical director for Child and Adolescent Mental Health at Waitemata DHB. He established Starfish Clinic with Dr Yvette Ahmad. He has worked throughout NZ as visiting psychiatrist in child and adolescent mental health services. He has been acting clinical head at Counties Manukau DHB and an expert advisor to Altogether Autism, Autism NZ and ADHD NZ. He was on the NZ Guidelines group for ASD and ADHD. Kevin has worked for ACC Sensitive Claims Unit for over 10 years. He is a medical writer and regular contributor to various publications.