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Centre for Clinical and Community Applications of Health Psychology


Discover the many ways we're helping to make a difference.

Enterprise initiatives

Our digital interventions have helped people all over the world manage health. Through university business partnerships, we’ve worked with the public, private and third sectors to help with:

  • antimicrobial stewardship
  • obesity
  • respiratory illness
  • dizziness

Working with patients

Centre co-director Christina Liossi runs an outpatient psychology clinic and takes part in the multidisciplinary team clinics for children with chronic pain. She is also the co-chair of Great Ormond Street Hospital’s paediatric psychology research committee.

Access to clinical populations at Great Ormond Street has supported recruitment to funded trials and provides direct pathways to impact for the pain research laboratory’s translational research.

Informing clinical practice

We have contributed to clinical and education practice guidelines, and given guidance to World Health Organization and The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.


Influencing public health policy

Our members have:

  • attended UK Parliament Select Committees
  • been members of UK government independent advisory groups, including Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE)
  • offered guidance on sexual health, sex education and related issues to lower middle-income governments, including Nepal and Thailand

Our members work with:

  • national and international policy-makers to develop processes and programmes to reduce negative sexual and reproductive health outcomes
  • local NHS services to improve and evaluate service delivery