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Rachel Evered

B.Sc (Hons), MSc

Trainee Clinical Psychologist

I am currently in my final year of clinical psychology training. I am on specialist placement with the ATTACH team in Oxford, working with young people and families who are having difficulties to do with the impact of living away from their birth parents, including those living in foster care, kinship care, or in adoptive families. This is a specialist team in the field of attachment theory and the impact of abuse and neglect. 

In the last two years I have completed four core training placements:

- New Horizons in Slough, Adult CMHT

- Children's Psychological Medicine at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

-Community Learning Disabilities team, North Oxfordshire

-Wokingham Community Older People's Mental Health Service

I am currently working on my doctoral research, using task analysis to develop a model of rupture resolution using a relational mindfulness protocol, supervised by Dr James Macdonald. 


Professional Interests

My experience prior to training was varied, my two most recent posts were assistant psychologist roles in a complex needs service and a psychosexual therapy service. I 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. Clinically I am very interested in the fields of attachment and therapeutic relationship.

PUBLICATIONS and Presentations

Tyrer, P., Salkovskis, P., Tyrer, H., Wang, D., Crawford, M. J., Dupont, S., ... & Bhogal, S. (2017). Cognitive–behaviour therapy for health anxiety in medical patients (CHAMP): a randomised controlled trial with outcomes to 5 years. Health Technology Assessment21(50), 1-58.

Green, S. A., Evans, L., Matthews, R., Jayacodi,  S., Trite, J., Manickam, A., ... & Tiplady, B. (2016). Service user engagement in quality improvement: applying the national involvement standards. The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice11(5), 279-285.

Tyrer, P., Tyrer, H., Cooper, S., Barrett, B., Kings, S., Lazarevic, V., ... & Donaldson, E. (2015). Cognitive behaviour therapy for non-cardiac pain in the chest (COPIC): a multicentre randomized controlled trial with economic evaluation. BMC psychology3(1), 41.

Tyrer, P., Cooper, S., Crawford, M., Dupont, S., Green, J., Murphy, D., ... & Keeling, M. (2011). Prevalence of health anxiety problems in medical clinics. Journal of psychosomatic research71(6), 392-394.


“Using outcome measures for service improvement” (Presentation at National conference on Greencare and mental health. Growing towards recovery, 2013.)

“A new analytic framework for analysing SUI reports and widening our learning” (Presentation, CNWL, 2015)

"Improving Physical Healthcare in Mental Health Settings" (Poster at THINKphysical: NIHR CLAHRC Manchester mental health festival, 2015)

"Growing Better Lives: Green therapies for Personality Disorders.” (Poster at BIGSPD Personality Disorder Conference, 2014)