Dr Andrew Merwood

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Dr Andrew Merwood

Andrew completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Plymouth (2008) and his MSc and PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London (2010 & 2013). His MSc and PhD research focussed on understanding the aetiology of ADHD and related difficulties across the lifespan and was supervised by Professor Philip Asherson. Andrew completed his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) at the University of Bath in 2016.
Clinically, Andrew is interested in child health and development. His work in CAMHS is in Paediatrics, where he supports young people and families affected by long-term conditions including diabetes, epilepsy and chronic asthma. Andrew also undertakes assessments of young people suspected of having ADHD or an Autism Spectrum Disorder as part of the CAMHS neurodevelopmental pathway.
Academically, Andrew continues to study ADHD. His current research examines psychological approaches to the management of ADHD symptoms and associated difficulties, and he has also sought to understand positive psychology of ADHD - in particular, Andrew is keen to look at the potential advantages associated with ADHD symptoms rather than focusing solely on impairment.