Russell A. Barkley is a clinical psychologist who is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina and an author of books on ADHD. Involved in research since 1973 and a licensed psychologist since 1977, he is an expert on attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and has devoted much of his scientific career to studying ADHD and related problems in children. His research interests include childhood defiance.Author of 15 books and more than 180 scientific papers, Barkley edits The ADHD Report, a newsletter for clinicians and parents. He has also conducted trials on sluggish cognitive tempo for Eli Lilly and Company, a pharmaceutical entity whose financial ties to Barkley have led to public criticism for a perceived conflict of interest.In 1978, Barkley founded the Neuropsychology Service at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Milwaukee Children’s Hospital, and served as its chief until 1985. He then moved to the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he served as Director of Psychology from 1985 to 2000. Barkley was professor of psychiatry and neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. In 2005, he joined the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, where he was a research professor of psychiatry.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Russell Barkley and other top speakers and celebrities.