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Dr Ian McCubbin

Consultant Senior Clinical Psychologist


Practices at: BMI The Saxon Clinic

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Dr Ian McCubbin is a Senior Clinical Psychologist and is a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society. His first degree (MA (hons)) was gained from the University of Glasgow in 2003 and he completed his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPSych) at the University of Oxford in 2011.

Since 2006 Dr Ian McCubbin has worked in Clinical Health Psychology, first in Psychosocial Oncology, then subsequently in Chronic Pain, Obesity, Palliative Care, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Degenerative Vision Problems, Neuromuscular problems and HIV.

He has completed research projects in Eating Disorders and published in the field of Psycho-Social Oncology. He lectures on the University of Oxford Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training Programme on Common Disorders of Childhood and has previously lectured on Psychosocial Interventions in Obesity.  

Dr McCubbin has worked in the independent sector since 2013 and his work has largely focussed on supporting both adults and children to adjust to life changing, or life limiting, health conditions. In addition to this he has also worked with individuals with different emotional issues from long-standing depression to acute anxiety around specific issues (e.g. driving phobia). He also has experience of completing the psychological component of multidisciplinary Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) assessments. 

Clinical Interests

  • Psychosocial oncology: Cancer
  • Dementia diagnosis and treatment
  • Memory problems – assessment and treatment
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Pain management
  • Obesity/weight management
  • Eating disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol and drug dependence treatment
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Trauma resolution
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Pre-operative assessments
  • Sleep
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Depression
  • Low self- esteem / confidence
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Adherence
  • Sleeping problems
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness meditation 
  • Ophthalmology consultation and low vision assessment
  • Developmental and general paediatrics
  • Paediatric oncology 

Research interests
Dr McCubbin’s current research interests involve psychological adjustment to sight loss in children and adolescents. 

Clinical Psychology

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Senior Clinical Psychologist at Oxford Children’s Hospital (2013-date)


Professional Memberships

  • British Psychological Society 
  • Health and Care Professions Council 

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