Dr. G. E. Shuttleworth was educated at the Philological and City of London Schools and afterwards at King's College, London.
From 1870-1893: Medical Superintendent of the Royal Albert Institution.
From 1899-1901: Medical Examiner of Defective Children to the London School Board.
From 1901-5: Medical Expert to Rochester House Institution for Improvable Imbeciles.
From 1900-10: Consulting Medical Officer, National Association for Feebleminded.
Other posts: Medical Officer for Schools for Mentally Defective Children, Willesden Education Committee; Member of the Departmental Committee, Board of Education, which gave rise to the Elementary Education (Defective and Epileptic Children) Act of 1899.
He was for years on the Council and Parliamentary Committee of the Royal Medico-Psychological Association.
His British Medical Association activities included: Member of Council, 1899-1903; Member of the Parliamentary Committee; President of the Lancashire and Cheshire Branch of the Association; Vice-President of the Hampstead Division; and Secretary 1883, and Vice-President in 1885 and 1906 of the Section of Psychology.
Principal Publications.—Mentally Deficient Children: Their Treatment and Training, 1895, fifth edition, 1922, and articles in the Encyclopódia Britannica, Allbutt's New System of Medicine, Hack Tuke's Dictionary of Psychological Medicine, Teachers' Encyclopódia and Encyclopódia of Education on Idiocy, Imbecility, and Mentally Defective and Backward Children.
He died at Hampstead on May 28, 1928, and was interred at All Saints' Church, Hertford.