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Dr Iain McClure

Professional Description:

Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist


BA (Hons.), MA (Cantab), MB, BS, FRCPsych

Area of work:

Edinburgh & Nationwide


I am an independent consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist, with 20 years of full time NHS consultant experience. I am a qualified, registered and licenced medical practitioner and a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. I am a Lecturer at the Child Study Center, Yale University, USA.

I am able to provide a medical opinion on all aspects of child and adolescent mental health, including issues affecting family dynamics and functioning.

I have a special interest in neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adolescents, notably in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) but also in other conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attachment / trauma based disorders.

In this capacity, I have a thorough knowledge of the evidence base of ASD and other similar conditions, given that I chaired the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) guideline on ASD (SIGN 98) and its review (SIGN 145) (

I also have a special interest in transgender psychiatry and run a private clinic assessing gender dysphoria.

Expert Opinion training
I am about to complete the Cardiff University Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate.
I attended Family Law training (Royal College of Psychiatry) in December 2019.

Expert opinion reports completed
I have completed 13 reports for the Court of Session in Scotland since 2015 and 3 for the Central Legal Office, National Services Scotland (NSS). I also completed a report for a case on the Isle of Man.


Bond Solon Expert Witness Training Course, Consensus Collaborative Law Training Course Governance, Fully registered and licenced with GMC. Indemnified by MDDUS. Registered with ICO.


GMC Number: 3440302, Fellow and Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK.

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