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Dr Duncan Harding

Job title Consultant Child/Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist

Area of Expertise

  • Forensic mental health
  • Conduct disorder
  • Criminal Justice System



Dr Harding is a consultant forensic psychiatrist specialising in working with children and adolescents, and is the clinical lead for South London Forensic CAMHS. In his capacity as a consultant psychiatrist in FCAMHS, Dr Harding provides professional consultation and assessments across South London to teams working with young people who present with high risk to others.

He is experienced in court work, and has provided expert witness testimony to the court in a variety of different forensic clinical trials, involving homicide and serious violence, harmful sexual behaviours, arson and terrorism charges. Dr Harding has research interests in conduct disorder and psychopathy, medical education, and has a background training in neuroscience research.


Education and Training

  • MRCPsych, Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2008
  • MB BS, University College London Medical School, 2001
  • PhD, University College London Medical School, 1997
  • BSc (hons), University College London Medical School, 1993



Duncan Harding (2018) Deconstructing the Interview, Oxford University Press

Duncan Harding (2014) Deconstructing the OSCE, Oxford University Press

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