Hilary is a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and Salford Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). She graduated from Manchester University in 1978. She completed her basic training in psychiatry in Manchester and then gained some experience in paediatric neurology.
After higher training in child and adolescent psychiatry in Manchester, Salford, and the Child Epidemiology Unit, McMaster University, Ontario, she became a consultant child & adolescent psychiatrist in 1988, initially in South Manchester, moving to her current post in 1990. Her particular clinical interests are in learning disability, autism and neuropsychiatry. She has been Clinical Director of the CAMHS Directorate, Central Manchester University Hospitals, since 2001