About Spectrum Specialist Consultancy
Spectrum Specialist Consultancy Ltd is fronted by Dr Fiona Gullon-Scott (nee Scott), a Consultant Chartered Psychologist with over 25 years experience researching, training and doing clinical work with autism and related neurodivergent presentations.
Dr Gullon-Scott, through Spectrum, provides highly specialised private clinical assessments and diagnosis across the age range relating to autism spectrum conditions and Asperger syndrome. She can also provide psychological support services for families of those with a diagnosis, and for the individuals themselves. In addition to her private diagnostic work, Dr Gullon-Scott also regularly provides sessional and locum clinical and diagnostic work for NHS autism spectrum and neurodevelopmental services. Within her private consultancy she has been brought in to train NHS clinicians in over 30 NHS Trusts throughout the UK in the use of specialist diagnostic tools.
Dr Gullon-Scott is an accredited International ADOS (autism diagnostic observation schedule) and ADI-R (autism diagnostic interview – revised) Trainer and has been running professional training courses on these instruments for over 18 years. Following a Doctorate at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, and a Lectureship at the University of Greenwich she spent 7 years as a research associate at the University of Cambridge Autism Research Centre, and went on to hold an Honorary Senior Research Associate position with the ARC from 2005 – 2010, then a Visiting Academic post in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge between 2010 and 2015. Dr Gullon-Scott is currently an Academic & Research Tutor on the Newcastle University Doctoral Clinical Psychology Programme, an Honorary Senior Lecturer with the Tizard Centre, University of Kent, an Associate Lecturer with Salomons at Christchurch Canterbury University, and Clinical Psychologist specialising in autism with the Psychological Therapies service at Newcastle University. Dr Gullon-Scott continues to deliver professional training in autism spectrum conditions as widely afield as Japan, Singapore, Portugal, Malta, Spain, Hungary, Finland and Holland to name but a few.
In addition to her clinical and professional training work, Dr Gullon-Scott continues to conduct collaborative research in autism. Current projects include working with colleagues at the Tizard Centre on development of a screening tool for autism specifically for adolescent and adult females; research into female presentations around areas such as anxiety, alexithymia, and trauma; research into older adults and co-occurring presentations; and supervision of a variety of topics across clinical and forensic psychology at Newcastle University. During her research career Dr Gullon-Scott has published numerous journal articles, written book chapters, and been involved in the creation of training and information DVDs and online courses relating to Asperger syndrome and autism. She has been involved with the All Party Parliamentary Group for Autism, the National Initiative for Assessment and Screening in Autism, a Department of Health report on Asperger syndrome, and many television, radio and newspaper reports on autism spectrum conditions.
Dr Gullon-Scott also provides expert witness reports for medico-legal, family, and criminal law.
Dr Gullon-Scott is a Chartered Psychologist registered with, and an Associate Fellow of, the British Psychological Society, Charter Number 038987, and a Practitioner Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, number PYL27999. She is also a member of the Society of Expert Witnesses, and a Senior Associate of the Royal Society of Medicine.