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Alexander Harvey

LLB, PGDip (Psychology)

Trainee Clinical Psychologist

I am a third year trainee clinical psychologist, and I am currently undertaking my elective placement in the Northamptonshire Personality Disorder Hub.

Prior to beginning the doctorate, I studied Law and Accountancy at the University of Dundee before completing a Psychology conversion course at Staffordshire University.

I worked at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center on studies focused on the control of attention and working memory in people with schizohphrenia and the effects of nicotine on areas of preserved and impaired function in schizophrenia.

As an assistant psychologist at Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT), I worked on the implementation of Mental Health Payment by Results and Outcomes Monitoring. I also delivered psychological interventions and groups in the Cambridge Adult Locality Team and Fulbourn Hospital wards.

I worked as a project manager at CPFT implementing Neighbourhood Teams for Integrated Care in the community, assisting with the transition to the new service model and the operationalization of the teams. 


Journal Articles
Relationships between divided attention and working memory impairment in people with schizophrenia. Gray BE, Hahn B, Robinson B, Harvey A, Leonard CJ, Luck SJ, Gold JM. Schizophr Bull. 2014.

Testing sensory and cognitive explanations of the antisaccade deficit in schizophrenia. Leonard CJ, Robinson BM, Kaiser ST, Hahn B, McClenon C, Harvey, AN, Gold, JM & Luck, SJ. J Abnorm Psych 2013.

A Test of the Cognitive Self-Medication Hypothesis of Tobacco Smoking in Schizophrenia.  Hahn B, Harvey AN, Concheiro-Guisan M, Huestis MA, Holcomb HH, Gold JM. Biol Psych 2013.

The relationship between working memory capacity and broad measures of cognitive ability in healthy adults and people with schizophrenia. Johnson MK, McMahon RP, Robinson BM, Harvey AN, Hahn B, Leonard CJ, Luck SJ, Gold JM. Neuropsychol 2013

Professional Interests

I am interested in the experiences of people who hear voices and the use of the Maastricht interview to explore how this has developed for the voice hearer over time. 

I am interested in Outcomes measurement and monitoring at both the individual clinical level, for improving therapeutic relationship and efficacy, and at service level to improve services and build the evidence base for psychological and other interventions for Mental Health.

I am interested in links between these two topics, in particular how patient reported process measures which focus on the therapeutic process and relationship can be used to monitor and improve psychotherapy interventions, reduce early termination of therapy and improve therapist efficacy and patient outcomes.