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Biography

I joined the department in 2014 and am a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology.  I am the Programme Director of the MSc in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People, the training programme for child Clinical Associates in Applied Psychology (CAAPs).  I also coordinate all the Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) courses within the department associated with the MSc in Psychological Therapies and for the third year trainees on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

I work half time at the University of Edinburgh and half time in NHS Lothian Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) where I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lead the Eating Disorder Development Team.  

Research Interests:

I am interested in the development and treatment of eating disorders, with a particular focus on children and adolescents and the role of parents and carers.  I have a particular interest in interpersonal risk and maintaining factors in mental health difficulties in children and young people and a clinical and research interest in interpersonally orientated interventions including Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and mentalization (inclusive of MBT and AMBIT).

  • Eating Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Self harm in adolescents
  • Interpersonal Risk Factors
  • Developmental and efficacy of interpersonally orientated interventions e.g. IPT, MBT, AMBIT

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, Bachelor of Science, University of Glasgow

Doctor of Clinical Psychology, University of Glasgow

External positions

Consultant Clinical Psychologist, NHS Lothian

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