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Doctor Katy Sivyer

Dr Katy Sivyer

 CPsychol, DPhil, MSc, BA

Research interests

  • Understanding how psychological treatments and behaviour change interventions work

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Accepting applications from PhD students.

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Dr Katy Sivyer is a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology in the Centre for Innovation in Mental Health. She is also a member of the Centre for Clinical and Community Applications of Health Psychology at the University of Southampton.

She currently teaches on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology as a member of the research team, co-leading the module on ‘Evidence-Based Practice’. She also supervises research projects on the undergraduate psychology programmes, the MSc Foundations in Clinical Psychology, and the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

Katy has previously worked as a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of Portsmouth and as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Southampton and the University of Bristol, focusing on developing and evaluating behaviour change interventions.

She completed her DPhil at the University of Oxford, which examined how cognitive behaviour therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy for eating disorders work, and whether they work as hypothesised. Prior to this she worked in the NHS evaluating clinical outcomes of individuals with eating disorders following treatment in specialist services and worked in a range of other clinical settings including brain-injury, chronic pain, and mental health.