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Dr Duncan’s background in medicine and psychiatry is coupled with a holistic psychosocial approach to mental health difficulties. Problems within the child and family are assessed thoroughly and addressed broadly; with substantial engagement and co-consultation with other professionals working in the field, including psychologists (clinical, counselling and educational), occupational therapists, speech therapists, remedial therapists and social workers. In her nearly two decades in psychiatry Dr Duncan has gained experience in several areas in the field.

Having been involved in clinical work in the acute and intensive care (PICU) setting, as well as longer term care and community-based psychiatric rehabilitation. During this time Dr Duncan was involved substantially in women’s psychiatric services and it was here that her concern for the family and subsequent passion for child psychiatry developed. Dr Duncan’s time as a child psychiatrist has only served to enhance her commitment to child health, maternal health and family health.

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