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Jessica Staniford

Trainee Clinical Psychologist

What I do

I am in my second year of clinical training and currently on placement at the Specialist Memory Service in Milton Keynes. My previous placements were:

  • Step 4 Psychological Services  and Ruby Ward (acute female inpatient ward) in Aylesbury
  • The CAMHS and eating disorders CAMHS teams in Oxford

Professional Interests

Prior to clinical training my most recent role was as an Assistant Psychologist in a community eating disorders service. I have also worked for a memory diagnosis and support service and in various secure inpatient wards as an Assistant Psychologist and Healthcare Assistant. In particular, I enjoyed working for a forensic medium secure unit for women with learning disabilities and other complex needs. 


Dickens, G. L., Staniford, J., & Long, C. G. (2014). Smoking behaviour, motivation to quit and self-efficacy among patients in a secure mental health service: comparison with staff controls. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 21, 483-490.

Fox, E., Krawczyk, K., Staniford, J., & Dickens, G. L. (2014). A service evaluation of a 1-year dialectical behaviour therapy programme for women with borderline personality disorder in a low secure unit. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 43, 676-691.

Jenkins, P. E., Luck, A., Cardy, J., & Staniford, J. (2016). How useful is the DSM-5 severity indicator in bulimia nervosa? A clinical study including a measure of impairment. Psychiatry Research246, 366-369.

Jenkins, P. E., Staniford, J., & Luck, A. (2017). Symptoms predicting psychosocial impairment in bulimia nervosa. Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, 1-7.