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Academic Biography

Dr Alan Bowman is an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. Alan completed his undergraduate degree at Durham University (St. Cuthbert’s Society) in 2009, and further developed his academic interests with a masters degree in Cognitive Neuroscience in 2010, also at Durham University.

He works part-time in the NHS within a medical psychology service,. He has experience working with a range of clinical areas including chronic pain management, diabetes, cardiology, and functional neurological symptom disorders. His therapeutic interests include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Existential Psychotherapy.

Alan was appointed Academic Tutor for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in September 2016. He is involved in the delivery of the research strand of the course and as well as providing teaching on statistics, research methods, and critical thinking, supervises a number of doctoral theses.

Throughout his clinical and academic roles, Alan has emphasised the reciprocal nature of clinical science and clinical practice; one cannot exist without the other. He believes that psychological theory and evidence has an important practical role to play in a modern NHS; through developing and refining clinical work, informing service design, and supporting staff.

Summary of Research Interests

  • Visual hallucinations in Lewy body disease
  • Psychological variables in pain management

PhD and Research Opportunities

If you are an NHS clinician who is interested in contributing to a clinical doctoral thesis please contact me and I would be happy to discuss further.

If you are interested in undertaking a PhD under my supervision, please contact me to discuss. 

External Roles and Professional Activities

Division of Clinical Psychology North East Branch: Ordinary member.

Education/Academic qualification

Professional Doctorate, Teesside University

Award Date: 1 Sep 2015

Master, Durham University

Award Date: 1 Sep 2010

Bachelor, Durham University

Award Date: 1 Sep 2009

External positions

Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society

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Research Output

Interdisciplinary skills in suicide risk assessment: A primer for chronic pain clinicians

Bowman, A. R. & Collins, C., 1 Dec 2019, Pain and Rehabilitation: The Journal of the Physiotherapy Pain Association, 48, p. 2-10 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationEditorial

Open Access
  • The stratification of pain management programmes: A solution to the supply-demand issue?

    Bowman, A. R., Lavender, M., Shepherd, K., Bradley, P., Coulson, A. & McWilliams, E., Sep 2019, Pain News, 17, 3, p. 147 153 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

    Compensatory shifts in visual perception are associated with hallucinations in Lewy body disorders

    Bowman, A., Bruce, V., Colbourn, C. & Collerton, D., 24 May 2017, In : Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications. 2, 26, p. -

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Capturing complexity: The development of a brief outcome measure for a clinical psychology service for older adults

    Bowman, A., Auld, L. & Martin, C., May 2016, In : Clinical Psychology Forum. p. 18-22 5 p.

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  • Press / Media

    Parkinson's UK blog: Searching for meaning: research into hallucinations

    Alan Robert Bowman

    30/10/17

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