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) (www.sign.ac.uk).
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.