Emily Leathers-Smith

BSc (Hons), MSc, PG Cert

Trainee Clinical Psychologist

I am currently in my second year of clinical psychology training. I am working in an Older Adults service in North Oxfordshire. My previous placements have involved working with children in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), and with adults in Psychological Services. This year will include clinical placements in older adults and intellectual disabilities, alongside teaching in these areas.

Professional Interests

Prior to clinical training, I worked as Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner in a London IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) service. This role consisted of delivering low-intensity Cognitive Behavioural interventions to individuals with anxiety disorders and depression.

Previous roles have also included working with individuals with psychosis in a community rehabilitation team, and working on an adult neurological and stroke rehabilitation unit.

I am particularly interested in digital therapies and the role of technology in preventing, treating, and managing mental health difficulties. I am also interested in the impact of physical activity on mental health and wellbeing. Furthermore, I am interested in developments regarding integrating mental and physical health services. 



Leathers-Smith, E., & Davey, G. C. L. (2011). The disgust threat interpretation bias is not moderated by anxiety and disgust sensitivity. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 2, 63-76.