Dr JENNIFER ROXBURGH
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
“As a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and a parent, I understand the impact a child’s emotional and behavioural difficulties can have. I believe understanding and valuing the child’s perspective is crucial”.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) with interest in ADHD in girls
Anxiety problems including obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Trauma related difficulties
Interest in medically unexplained symptoms such as functional neurological presentations and chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
QUALIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Certificate of Completion of Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
MRCPsych (Royal College of Psychiatrists) MBChB (University of Glasgow)
BSc Hons in Clinical Neuroscience (University of Glasgow)
Mentalisation Based Therapy - Adolescence (Anna Freud Centre)
Foundation in Systemic Practice (Family Therapy Training Network, Glasgow)
BRIEF and Solution focused therapy (Glasgow Centre for Therapy)
I chose this specialty after observing how overlooking mental health difficulties or neurodivergence in childhood and adolescence often lead to a difficult trajectory in life. I have seen significant, remarkable benefits from early recognition and appropriate, timely management of these difficulties. I take a pragmatic approach to relief of symptoms and work from a holistic perspective, recognising how historical and current systems, family history and environmental influences impact on the child.
I am passionate about helping families take control and ownership of their health and wellbeing. I believe there is much that can be achieved by addressing lifestyle factors such as nutrition, sleep, exercise, and meaningful activity.
During the consultation I have a flexible, conversational approach and can adapt to your child or young person's communication style and needs. I aim to build a relaxed atmosphere, making the most of the appointment time.
I have worked within NHS psychiatric services since 2010 and within CAMHS in the West of Scotland since 2015, gaining expertise in diagnosing and managing a wide range of mental health and neurodevelopmental presentations of varying complexity and severity. I have experience as a Consultant Psychiatrist within a generic CAMHS team and have worked within learning disability CAMHS, regional adolescent inpatient unit, paediatric liaison psychiatry and forensic CAMHS teams.
I am registered with the General Medical Council and Royal College of Psychiatrists, and take part in peer supervision, appraisal and revalidation.
In my spare time I enjoy getting outdoors with my family and our Cockapoo pup, taking on home improvements and playing piano.