Professor Cathy Creswell completed her clinical psychology training and subsequently her PhD at University College London, and has since worked at the University of Reading, where she is an NIHR Research Professor based in the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences. She is also an Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Joint Director of the University of Reading Anxiety and Depression in Young people (AnDY) clinical research unit. Cathy has particular research and clinical interests in the development and treatment of anxiety disorders in children and young people. She has published over 60 scientific papers in the field of child anxiety, including clinical trials of cognitive behavioural treatments for child anxiety disorders. In addition to academic publications, she is the co-author of Overcoming your Child's Shyness and Social Anxiety.