Psychological Medicine

Research Report

Isle of Wight Studies, 1964–19741

Michael Rutter, Jack Tizard, William Yule, Philip Graham and Kingsley Whitmore

The Isle of Wight Studies began in 1964–65 with a series of epidemiological studies of educational, psychiatric and physical disorders in 9- to 11-year-old children. These early studies were financed by the Department of Education and Science and the Foundation for Child Development (then the Association for the Aid of Crippled Children). The findings were fully reported in two books (Rutter, Tizard & Whitmore, 1970; Rutter, Graham & Yule, 1970) and only brief details are included here.


1 This paper is based on the final research report made to the Social Science Research Council and the Nuffield Foundation.