Dr Fiona Gullon-Scott, Managing Director of Spectrum Specialist Consultancy Ltd is a Consultant Chartered Psychologist with 20 years experience researching, training and doing clinical work with autism spectrum disorders. Dr Gullon-Scott is also an accredited International ADOS (autism diagnostic observation schedule) and ADI-R (autism diagnostic interview – revised) Trainer and has been running professional training courses on these instruments for over 10 years.
Following a Doctorate at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, and a Lectureship at the University of Greenwich she spent 7 years as a research associate at the University of Cambridge Autism Research Centre, went on to hold an Honorary Senior Research Associate position with the ARC from 2005 – 2010, and is currently a Visiting Academic in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, and a collaborative researcher with the Department of Psychiatry, University of Leicester.
Tiago Pinto is a Clinical Psychologist, H.C.P.C Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Autism Specialist – Assessment and InterventionADOS-2 / ADI-R International trainer
Tiago Pinto is a Registered Clinical Psychologist who graduated in Portugal in 2001. Since he started his career he become fascinated with the Autistic spectrum – clarifying diagnosis and appropriate interventions for each person.
After moving to the U.K. Tiago established his practice on a variety of settings such as C.A.M.H.S.; Adult L.D. teams; Outreach and Secure services. Since 2009, as part of a multi-disciplinary team, he has worked daily with autistic children and adults who have a mix of other diagnoses, when Autism is the core factor shadowing the presentation. He has become a specialist in clear diagnosis and tailoring interventions.
Tiago frequently presents at national and international conferences about the subtleties of Autism and recent advances. He also publishes in scientific and mainstream journals about the subject with a view to reach a wider audience and bring about understanding of the Autism Spectrum.
Since 2015, he is internationally recognised as ADOS-2 and ADI-R (autism ‘gold standard’ diagnostic tools) trainer and has been running professional training courses on these instruments ever since. Tiago has delivered both trainings to groups of professionals such as clinical directors; psychiatrists; clinical psychologists; speech and language therapists; heads of services; etc. He has delivered the training to organisations such as St. Andrew’s Healthcare in the U.K.; Brookdale care in the U.K.; King Abdullah University and Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia; UNICEF in Montenegro; to name a few. The feedback following these courses has always been outstanding.
Tiago was recognised for his knowledge & understanding of Autism by being the recipient of the 2017 U.K. National Learning Disabilities and Autism - Great Autism Practice Award.