B.Sc (Hons), MSc
Trainee Clinical Psychologist
I am currently in my second year of clinical psychology training. This year will include clinical placements in older people and intellectual disability services alongside teaching in these areas. Last year I completed two core placements:
- New Horizons in Slough, Adult CMHT
- Children's Psychological Medicine at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
I am in the early stages of my doctoral research which is using task analysis to develop a model of rupture resolution using a relational mindfulness protocol, supervised by Dr James Macdonald. Additionally, I am involved in ongoing research in patient safety with services in London.
My experience prior to training has been varied with my two most recent posts being assistant psychologist roles in a complex needs service and a psychosexual therapy service. I have also worked in several research related roles, as a research therapist for two studies looking at cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for health anxiety and unexplained chest pain, and as a project manager for both a programme of patient safety initiatives and a service improvement project aiming to improve assessment and intervention for physical health in adult mental health inpatient services.
I am passionate about service improvement work and empowering realistic and sustainable change in health services, translating research into practice.
PUBLICATIONS and Presentations
Tyrer, P. et al. (2011). Prevalence of health anxiety problems in medical clinics, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 71(6):392-394.
“Using outcome measures for service improvement” (Presentation at National conference on Greencare and mental health. Growing towards recovery, 2013.)
"Growing Better Lives: Green therapies for Personality Disorders.” (Poster at BIGSPD Personality Disorder Conference, 2014)
“A new analytic framework for analysing SUI reports and widening our learning”