I have an honours degree in Psychology and both a Masters Degree and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I am chartered by the British Psychological Society as a Clinical and a Health
Psychologist and hold an Associate Fellowship of the Society. I am also registered as a Chartered Scientist by the Science Council.
I completed clinical training in 1987 and have over 30 years’ experience in applied Clinical Health Psychology, specialising in the management of chronic conditions. I have developed a number of multidisciplinary services providing support to people with long term health conditions, particularly chronic pain.
I have 25 years’ experience in medico-legal reporting and court work in the areas of personal injury, chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder. This work has been predominantly on
behalf of the plaintiff and a small number of cases have been undertaken on behalf of the defendant as well as on a jointly instructed basis.
I held senior posts at Gloucestershire Royal NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, where I was professionally responsible for teams of health
psychologists engaged in clinical, organisational and research work.
From 2001 – 2008 I worked for a number of NHS national support teams, specialising in clinical governance and patient involvement. During this time, I held an honorary contract with North
Bristol NHS Foundation Trust as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the Pain Management Unit, where I maintained my clinical practice.
In October 2008 I was appointed Professional Lead for Clinical Health Psychology by NHS Birmingham East and North. This post incorporated clinical sessions in a multidisciplinary Pain Clinic. From December 2010 until I retired from full time NHS work in March 2015, my employing organisation was Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust. I currently hold part time contracts with a number of NHS Pain and other clinical services.
I am a member of the British Psychological Society’s Divisions of Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology. Other societies include The British Pain Society and the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).