Dr C Keith Conners has had an extraordinary and diverse career as an academic, clinician, researcher, lecturer, author, editor-in-chief and administrator. His dedication to the study of ADHD and other childhood problems propelled him to the forefront of his field. His intense interest has led him to write several books, journal articles and book chapters based on his research on ADHD and childhood disorders. He is highly recognised in the field of psychology for his numerous contributions.
In the course of his career, Dr Conners was greatly intrigued by children exhibiting a diverse pattern of symptoms. He collected data on children from the general population and children with an existing symptom list who were referred to clinics, and eventually published the first version of the Conners’ Parent Rating Scale. The increasing use and popularity of the rating scales eventually made his original articles among the most cited in the literature on the subject.
Dr Conners is now retired and is currently residing in North Carolina. He continues to lecture, present workshops on diagnosis and assessment, and serve as a consultant to numerous government and private organisations.
Dr Conners was the recent recipient of the lifetime achievement award from both the Association for Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) and the Mental Health Research Association (NARSAD).
The Conners Comprehensive Behavior Rating Scales™ (Conners CBRS™) and the Conners 3rd Edition™ (Conners 3™) represent Dr Conners’ life-long commitment to integrating the latest in academic research with contemporary clinical practice.