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Richard is an award winning Community Paediatrician working full time as an NHS consultant in north Bristol. As of June 2023 he is the lead Community Paediatrician for ADHD in Bristol, South Gloucester and North Somerset. 


Richard qualified from the University of Bristol Medical School in 2009, achieved membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child health in 2014 and obtained his doctorate in child health from the University of Bristol in 2018. 

Richard specialises in the identification and assessment of neurodevelopmental conditions including ADHD and Autism.

Richard is passionate about improving the assessment and management of these conditions and acts as an advisor for and is featured on the BBC bitesize on managing ADHD. Richard has been involved in a number of local and national media (including 5 live) to help parents who might have questions about ADHD and other conditions. 


Richard is also a Lecturer at the University of Bristol. His research interests include the long term l effects of birth asphyxia on children including its relationship to ADHD and social communication and the effect of early childhood diet restriction and anaemia on childhood outcomes. 


Richard's research in this field has been awarded the Neonatal Society award as well as the Bristol Academy of Childhood Disability MacKeith Prize.

He was awarded the Royal College of Paedatrics Paul Polani Award in 2019 for his work on anaemia in neurodevelopmental disorders.  

Dr Richard Lee-Kelland

Consultant Community Paediatrician

Clinical Director - BICP


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