Dr Sally Cubbin

MBChB MRCPsych MSc DipCBT

Consultant Psychiatrist

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Sally Cubbin is a highly qualified, experienced, sensitive and caring Consultant Psychiatrist with special expertise in the diagnosis and management of adult ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in adults). She will consider referrals from age 18, sometimes from age 16.

Her interest and expertise in psychotherapy compliments the medical management of her patients and puts her in the position of being able to offer both a medical and psychological assessment and approach to treatment simultaneously.

She holds a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from Oxford University and uses these skills for the treatment of mental illness using a psychological approach to compliment her medical skills. She has a special interest in insomnia and sleep disorders secondary to ADHD and sees optimising sleep as an important approach to improving mental health. She also sees diet and lifestyle factors such as exercise and routine as a key part of a treatment strategy.

Dr Cubbin is passionate about improving ADHD treatment for adults. She has participated in (or is currently participating in) the development of consensus statements with other health care professionals on ‘Treatment of ADHD in women’, and ‘ADHD in the UK: A failure of healthcare provision’.

Qualifications

Dr Sally Cubbin was first registered by the General Medical Council (GMC) in 1993 (GMC number 4009027).  She holds the degrees Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) from the University of Bristol, UK as well as a Masters Degree (MSc) in Psychological Medicine (University of Wales, Cardiff, 2000). She completed her higher training in psychiatry in the Oxford Deanery and also The Maudsley Hospital, London.  She is a Member by examination of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (2000) and has been awarded a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCT) for her training in the UK. She is registered on the GMC Specialist Register for General Adult Psychiatry and the Psychiatry of Older Adults.  

 

She is a member of the executive committee and training sub committee of the UK Adult ADHD Network, UKAAN (http://www.ukaan.org/), which is led by Professor Asherson at the Institute of Psychiatry in London. As part of this role Dr Cubbin runs one day workshops on the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD aimed at increasing the knowledge of general psychiatrists. 

Experience

She worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital Adult ADHD National Referral Service in London for four years between 2008 and 2012 where she assessed and managed patients with this disorder. She has also worked in the NHS as a Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist in Hampshire and in Neuropsychiatry at the National Brain Injury Centre at St Andrews Hospital, Northampton. In recent years, she has provided the Adult ADHD Service for Hampshire and more recently Southampton City.

Teaching and publications

She has worked as both a clinical skills tutor and an academic tutor to Oxford University medical school and continued to contribute to training junior doctors during her time as an NHS consultant. She currently runs workshops attended by GP’s, psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists and pharmacists on how to assess and treat Adult ADHD. Sally published a guide to adult ADHD for GPs in 2014 (ADHD: A lifespan disorder often unrecognised or misdiagnosed. Cubbin S and Jeffs J. Clinical Focus Primary Care.2014 8(2): 78-85). She has written a book chapter on ADHD in adults with autism. This book is written for health care professionals treating patients suffering autistic spectrum disorders and is due to be published shortly (A Clinician’s Guide to Mental Health Conditions in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Assessment and Interventions, Jessica Kingsley Publishers).

 

Dr Sally Cubbin is also contributing to updating and rewriting a number of chapters for a planned new edition of the UKAAN (UK Adult ADHD network) manual for clinicians ‘Handbook for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults’.

Research interests: Dr Cubbin has been involved in a trial based at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, testing the ability of a computer game to help diagnose ADHD.

Other experience: Management – she has spent time working in the private healthcare sector as well as the NHS and held the post of Associate and then Assistant Medical Director of Bupa from 2001 to 2004.

Personal: She has an interesting and broad background as a medical doctor and has previously held appointments in accident and emergency medicine as well as paediatrics. She has travelled extensively and has worked abroad. Her interest in expedition medicine has led to voluntary work participating as expedition doctor on a Raleigh International expedition to South America. Sally is interested in canoeing, cycling, photography, travel and hiking. She is married with five step children.

Who are ADHD Clinic?

The ADHD Clinic has been established as one of the only dedicated adult ADHD treatment centres in the UK, in response to a growing understanding that this condition has been misunderstood, ignored and under-represented for too long

How to book an assessment or appointment

If you find the information in our site useful and feel that you would benefit from a full ADHD assessment, we would be delighted to consider booking an appointment for you at one of our clinics. Please click here for more information.

An introduction to ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common disorder, occurring in around 5% of school-age children and 2.5% of adults, where people who are affected by ADHD typically show high levels of symptoms relating to poor concentration, disorganisation, impulsivity, hyperactivity and mood instability.

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The ADHD Clinic is dedicated to providing the highest quality of information, clinical assessments and treatments for ADHD in adults.

Correspondence address:

The ADHD Clinic
The Manor Hospital
Beech Road
Headington
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX3 7RP

Tel: 07887 640 102
and 0845 5280 898

help@adhdclinic.co.uk

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