The University of Southampton
Psychology

Dr Therese Allan BA(Hons), MSc. PhD, PGCE

Programme Director, MSc Foundations of Clinical Psychology, Academic Director, Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology

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Dr Therese Allan is Programme Director, MSc Foundations of Clinical Psychology within Psychology at the University of Southampton.

I am a Principal Teaching Fellow in the Department of Psychology and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I am an enthusiastic and flexible clinical psychologist with experience of working with people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures. I have a great interest in community development work and in using different media to promote the understanding of mental health, well-being and resilience to all sectors of society.

Research

Responsibilities

Teaching

Contact

Research interests

I provide supervision to undergraduates and MSc students. Recent theses supervised include:

'An Investigation into the Access and Effectiveness of Psychological Treatment and Support for Victims of Human Trafficking in the Current System'

'The Polish Minority’s Usage of Mental Health Service in the Dorset and Hampshire Area'

'Exploring the cultural differences in Depression, Social Anxiety and Coping Strategies among British, Chinese and Taiwanese students'

'The relationship between attachment style and homesickness in a student population'

'Investigating the impact of infant massage classes on maternal empathy, mother-infant bond and maternal well-being'

'An investigation of the effects of a loving-kindness meditation intervention on the levels of emotional labour, burnout and compassion among staff of the mother and baby unit'

'Mental well-being among Muslim women '

'An investigation of factors affecting the well-being of immigrant interpreters’

'Attitudes towards factors affecting well-being in the student population '

'The relationship between attachment and loneliness and the interaction of social media '

'piloting and evaluating the effectiveness of Indian dance therapy on psychological well-being '

'Investigating the emotional challenges encountered by Trainee Clinical Psychologists '

'An investigation into the development and prospective causes of mental health issues during Higher Education’.

Research group

Centre for Innovation in Mental Health (CiMH)

I am responsible for the design and running of the MSc Foundations of Clinical Psychology. I am responsible for ensuring that the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme meets QAA, BPS and HCPC standards and ensuring best practice in teaching and learning opportunities.

I have been involved in running regular training courses for Health Visitors and members of the Voluntary Sector outside the University.

Dr Therese Allan
Building 44 Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number:44/4065

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