Dr Sally Cubbin


MBChB, MRCPsych, MSc, DipCBT

GMC number: 4009027

Practising since: 1993


General Psychiatry

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Dr Sally Cubbin is a highly qualified, experienced and caring Consultant Psychiatrist with special expertise in the diagnosis and management of Adult ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). She is happy to assess and treat patients from age 18 (sometimes age 16 and 17).

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 is a member of the executive committee of the UK Adult ADHD Network (UKAAN) as well as a member of the training sub committee. In this role she has worked on the development of UKAANs national training programme which provides one and two day workshops for psychiatrists to learn how to assess for and treat adult ADHD, which she helps deliver.

She was first registered by the General Medical Council (GMC number 4009027) in 1993 holds the degrees Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) from the University of Bristol, UK (1993) 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 worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital Adult ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) National Referral Service in London for four years from 2008 to 2012 where she assessed and managed patients with this disorder. She now works in private practice and also provides an Adult ADHD service for the NHS in Southampton. She holds clinics virtually using online video, at the Manor Hospital, Oxford and the Cardinal Clinic, Windsor


PA email : help@adhdclinic.co.uk

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Personal interests

Cycling, photography, travel and hiking.

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Dr Cubbin has been involved in a trial testing the ability of a computer game to help diagnose ADHD - Eye Vergence Responses During an Attention Task in Adults With ADHD and Clinical Controls. This was published in the Journal of Attention

Disorders in 2020.

She is passionate about improving ADHD treatment for adults. She has participated 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’.

Sally has published two guides to adult ADHD for GPs in 2020 and 2014. In 2020 this was published in the British Medical Journal.  In 2014 her education piece was published in Clinical Focus Primary Care (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 (A Clinician’s Guide to Mental Health Conditions in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Assessment and Interventions. Jessica Kingsley Publishers) is written for health care professionals treating patients suffering autistic spectrum disorders.

She has also written two chapters for the book ‘Understanding ADHD in Girls and Women’ published in April 2021 also by Jessica Kingsley. (https://uk.jkp.com/products/understanding-adhd-in-girls-and-women). 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’.

In November 2020, Dr Sally Cubbin featured in the Cosmopolitan article 'Why are so many women only diagnosed with ADHD in adulthood?'


  • Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • UK Adult ADHD Network Executive and Training Committee
  • British Medical Association

Other posts held

  • In private practice
  • Cardinal Clinic, Windsor


Dr Sally Cubbin does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Sally Cubbin does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Sally Cubbin does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.