I completed my doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University of Bristol in 2010 and have worked for the NHS since that time. I am also a British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.
Since joining the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClin) programme at the University of Southampton I have been appointed Module Lead for the CBT 1 Module. I also support the Clinical Director with placement allocations, teach, supervise D Clin research and act as personal clinical tutor.
My research interests include:
Weight stigma and shame in individuals experiencing obesity.
Intuitive eating and bariatric surgery.
The impact of bariatric surgery on body image, self-esteem and relationships.
In my NHS work I currently work in physical health and have during the last 4 years specialised in bariatric surgery. Prior to this specialty I have worked within Older Adults Community Mental Health Psychology, adults of working age CBT services. I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and am currently undertaking EMDR training.
BSc(Hons), MSc, PG Dip, DClinPsyc
Professional registrations and memberships
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC – registered practitioner psychologist)
British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP – accredited practitioner)
British Psychological Society (BPS – member)