Philip Anderton served as a police officer in excess of 27 years and has commenced a new career as a management consultant. His interest in ADHD was born out of his responsibilities in Lancashire (UK) for youth crime and mental health issues. Working with a colleague, Steve Brown, on an premise that prevention concepts had a long way to go before they became totally effective, he began researching mental health disorders and in particular ADHD. He now works alongside ADDISS as their criminal justice advisor. He is the author of a book on the subject of ADHD and crime that is focused on professionals that work with young people who have the disorder.