Dr Janet Carr
Honorary Senior Researcher
Dr Janet Carr is an eminent clinical psychologist, previously attached to St Georges Hospital, London but now retired.
Dr Carr has completed a world famous longitudinal study of people with Down Syndrome. She has had a variety of connections with us over the years, not least of which was that she was Prof Glynis Murphy's (Tizard Centre Co-Director) first line manager at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. Dr Carr is now conducting her last follow-up of her Down Syndrome cohort. This cohort, which consisted of all babies born with Down Syndrome in Surrey and several South London boroughs 50 years ago, has been followed up by Dr Carr since the cohort was 6 weeks old.They are now 50 years old. Dr Carr has approached Prof Murphy for assistance with the study and we are honoured to be involved. It is the longest follow-up anywhere in the World, of a complete cohort of people with Down Syndrome.back to top