Dr Sue McGaw


Dr Sue McGaw was a Chartered Clinical Psychologist for over 26 years.  She founded the UK based NHS Special Parenting Service in 1988.  During her career she dedicated her time to the development of parenting assessments, interventions, advocacy, professional training, research, publications and resources for use with vulnerable families.

In 1994 she was awarded a PhD from Exeter University on 'Raising the Parental Competency of Parents with Learning Disabilities'.

She has been the British Psychological Society (BPS) spokesperson on the topic of parents with learning disabilities for over 20 years and the BPS have recognised her as one of the top ten PAMS Authors in the U.K.

She has been an expert witness for the British Law Society throughout her career during which time she frequently provided training to the judiciary and professionals on the topic of parenting assessments and vulnerable families.

Currently she dedicates her time to providing/updating PAMS and providing PAMS training workshops and training materials across the UK.

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Dr Sue Mcgaw

Dr Sue McGaw, PAMS Author, founded the UK based NHS Special Parenting Service in 1988.

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