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Academic Biography

The primary responsibility of the Lead Clinical Tutor is to lead on all components of the clinical practice strand, of the clinical psychology doctoral training programme. I have specific responsibility for ensuring the systematic provision of high quality clinical placements that are in line with the required standards of education and training set by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Teesside University.

Close liaison and collaboration with local trusts, education commissioners and clinical coordinators of other clinical psychology programmes in the region is necessary to ensure high standards of training on the programme. I represent the programme at local and national clinical psychology training meetings and committees as well as on University and NHS boards.

As well as providing professional leadership to the clinical tutor team I support and work with the programme director, etc. in the running and management of the programme.

Summary of Research Interests

  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy Complex Trauma Presentations
  • Personality Disorders
  • Organisational Psychology

External Roles and Professional Activities

Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Locality Lead for Durham and Darlington Adult Mental Health.

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

Cognitive Analytic Therapy