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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Psychological Medicine

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Children's Services

The Psychological Medicine department supports both inpatient and outpatient medical services at the John Radcliffe Hospital and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

We help children and their families to:

  • adjust to illness and treatment
  • cope with developmental delay and difficulties
  • overcome disabling anxieties.

We also assess and support children with development, psychological, emotional or behaviour problems. We run outpatient clinics and support children on the wards.

We provide specialist services in:

  • autistic spectrum disorders and related complex problems
  • attention disorders
  • nutrition and behaviour (in conjunction with dietitians)
  • pain management
  • somatising disorders
  • problems associated with childhood cancers.

Many children with neurological problems are seen by paediatric neuropsychologists based in the Russell Cairns Unit.

For more information on Children's Services, please see Children's Services:

Children's Services


  • Dr Karen Steinhardt
    Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Head of Department
  • Dr Mina Fazel
    Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Dr Isabel Paz
    Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Dr Konrad Jacobs
    Consultant Clinical Psychologist
  • Dr Alice Martell
    Principal Clinical Psychologist
  • Dr Rebecca Robinson
    Principal Clinical Psychologist
  • Dr Helen Griffiths
    Clinical Psychologist
  • Dr Adrian Edwards

Find us and contact us

We are based principally in the Children's Hospital, on the John Radcliffe Hospital site.

  • Paediatric Psychology
    LG1, Children's Hospital, Oxford
    Headley Way
    Oxford OX3 9DU
  • Tel: 01865 234187

Code of conduct

Clinicians in the department work according to the standards laid down by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

CR186 Good Psychiatry Practice: Code of Ethics (pdf) -

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The Clinical Health Psychology Service is committed to providing the very highest standards of care. If you would like to make a comment, or have a concern about the service you have received, please contact us.

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