Francesca Wood

Trainee Clinical Psychologist


I am currently in my first year at the Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training. My first placement is in adult mental health at Healthy Minds, Buckinghamshire Primary Care Wellbeing Service.


Prior to clinical training, I worked as an Assistant Psychologist in an eating disorders service, where I worked therapeutically with service users who had Bulimia Nervosa and Anorexia Nervosa. I co-facilitated a DBT-informed group for women with Binge Eating Disorder and assisted in the implementation of a new CBT protocol for eating disorders. More recently, I worked as an Assistant Psychologist in a neuro-rehabilitation hospital, gaining experience in neuropsychological assessment and psychological adjustment following a brain injury. Here I developed a keen interest in third wave cognitive behavioural therapies, particularly Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

I have enjoyed the physical health components to both these roles and hope to pursue my interests in bridging psychological and physical health care as I progress through training.

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Turner, H., Marshall, E., Wood, F., Stopa, L., & Waller, G. (2016). CBT for eating disorders: The impact of early changes in eating pathology on later changes in personality pathology, anxiety and depression. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 77, 1-6.

Waller, G., Turner, H., Tatham, M., Mountford, V., Whitty, E., & Wood, F. (2016, May). Brief, intensive CBT for normal weight eating-disordered outpatients: What can one achieve in just ten sessions? Paper presented at the Academy of Eating Disorders, San Francisco.

Davies, A., Mallows, L., Easton, R., Morrey, A., & Wood, F. (2014). A survey of the provision of family therapy in medium secure units in Wales and England. The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 25(5), 520-534.