Dr Kenneth Whiting
Dr Ken Whiting has accepted the invitation to become the third patron of LADS.
He follows inaugural patron Dr Christopher Green and Mr Keith Wilson and this appointment was announced at the LADS AGM in 2011.
Kenneth Whiting received his undergraduate degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and undertook postgraduate training at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, The University of British Columbia, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (Cape Town), Princess Margaret Hospital and the State Child Development Centre of WA.
He has a long standing interest in childhood development and learning difficulties, particularly Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Formerly a Paediatric Consultant at Fremantle Hospital, he ran the Overseas Adoption Clinic for a number of years. Ken was a member of the WA Stimulants Committee, and is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Learning and Attentional Disorders Society of WA. He was the Australian member on the Global Consensus Group which prepared an international algorithm for the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD, as well as being a keynote speaker at the 2nd and 3rd Asian ADHD Conferences.
Ken was involved in research into Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder with the Graduate School of Education at the University of Western Australia and has co-authored many published papers on ADHD. He is now semi – retired practising mainly in rural and remote Australia and advocating for children and adolescents with ADHD.