Dr Morvwen Duncan

Clinical Psychologist


Dr Morvwen Duncan is a HCPC (The Health and Care Professions Council) registered Clinical Psychologist offering assessment and evidence-based treatment to children and young people for a range of mental health difficulties. This includes supporting young people who are experiencing low mood, anxiety and difficulties forming or maintaining relationships. She also provides support to parents and carers for children with challenging behaviour.

Dr Morvwen Duncan is experienced in working with children and young people of all ages, including children with complex needs due to neurodevelopmental co-morbidities, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. She has experience working therapeutically with young people and their parents adjusting and coping with long-term health conditions. Dr Morvwen Duncan has also worked with young people with adverse early life experiences, often relating to abuse and neglect.

Dr Morvwen Duncan provides comprehensive neuropsychological assessment to identify learning strengths and areas of difficulties, and to screen for general and/or specific learning difficulties. Her therapeutic work utilises a number of tailored therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and includes systemic and parenting approaches. She is also trained in delivering behavioural therapies for tic disorders and Tourette syndrome.


  • Functional Symptoms
  • Depression
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Specific Phobia
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Health Anxiety

Child and Adolescent Mental Health



  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, UCL
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), UCL
  • Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Health & Care Professionals Council

Current research interests include exploring the development and treatment of functional tics, as well as the impact of early traumatic experiences on adopted children and adoptive parents. Previous research projects include investigating the impact of paediatric demyelinating disorders and post-stroke aphasia.

News & Publications

Duncan, M., Woolgar, M., Ransley, R., & Fearon, P. (2021). Mental health and behavioural difficulties in adopted children: A systematic review of post-adoption risk and protective factors. Adoption & Fostering.

Duncan, M., Carroll, S., Cockburn, R., Johnston, C., Bullock, H., Mitchell, S., & Hemingway, C. (2020). Psychosocial impact of paediatric demyelinating disorders: a scoping review. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology62(11), 1250-1258.

Leff, Nightingale, Gooding, Rutter, Craven, Peart, Dunstan, Sherman, Paget, Duncan, Davidson, Kumar, Farrington-Douglas, Julien, & Crinion (2021). The clinical effectiveness of the queens square intensive comprehensive aphasia service for patients with chronic post-stroke aphasia. Stroke.

Moschopoulou, E., Deane, J., Duncan, M., Ismail, S. A., Moriarty, S., Sarker, S. J., ... & Korszun, A. (2021). Measuring quality of life in people living with and beyond cancer in the UK. Supportive Care in Cancer, 1-8.

Duncan, M., Moschopoulou, E., Herrington, E., Deane, J., Roylance, R., Jones, L., ... & Taylor, S. C. (2017). Review of systematic reviews of non-pharmacological interventions to improve quality of life in cancer survivors. BMJ open7(11), e015860.

Duncan, M., Deane, J., White, P. D., Ridge, D., Roylance, R., Korszun, A., ... & Bourke, L. (2017). A survey to determine usual care after cancer treatment within the United Kingdom national health service. BMC cancer17(1), 186.

Duncan, M., Korszun, A., White, P., & Eva, G. (2018). Qualitative analysis of feasibility of recruitment and retention in a planned randomised controlled trial of a psychosocial cancer intervention within the NHS. Trials19(1), 327.”

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