Sula Wolff

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Sula Wolff (1 March 1924 – 21 September 2009) a prominent British child psychiatrist, was born in Berlin, Germany in 1924. After Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933 she and her family came to Britain. She graduated in Medicine from Oxford University in 1947.


At the Maudsley Hospital where she acquired a post-graduate training in psychiatry she became interested in the psychological problems of children. After the Maudsley Hospital she practised in Cape Town and in New York. She married Henry Walton, a South African psychiatrist. They settled in Edinburgh where Walton became Professor of Psychiatry and she, in 1966, became a consultant psychiatrist at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. She published Children under Stress in 1969.


  • Children Under Stress Penguin Press: London (1969)
  • Loners: the Life Path of Unusual Children: Routledge: London (1995)

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