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Emily Leathers-Smith

BSc (Hons), MSc, PG Cert

Trainee Clinical Psychologist

I am currently in my final year of clinical psychology training. I am working in the Renal and Transplant Service at the Churchill Hospital. My previous placements have involved working with children in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), with working age adults in Psychological Services, with older adults in a community mental health team (CMHT), and with adults in a learning disabilities service. 

I am completing my dissertation with Dr Louise Dalton in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the John Radcliffe Hospital. I am investigating children's developing awareness of ptosis (a common paediatric eye condition). 

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 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.