The ClinPsyD programme is staffed by a team of dedicated clinical and academic staff, many of whom are also employed as local clinicians within the region.

The course is active in promoting and pursuing links with clinical services across the wide geographical region it serves, and involves a wide range of external stakeholders in all aspects of the programme. Such involvement includes representation from local Clinicians, Experts by Experience and Commissioners. 


Programme Executive

Head of Department
Prof Niall Broomfield

Deputy Head of Department, Programme Director, FMH Associate Dean Internationalisation
Prof Sian Coker

Deputy Programme Director & Admissions Lead
Dr Peter Beazley

Academic and Assessment

Academic Director
Dr Bob Budd (Clinical Associate Professor)

Academic Team Assessments Lead
Dr Elisabeth Norton (Clinical Lecturer)


Admissions Lead
Dr Peter Beazley

Dr Lucy Fitton (Clinical Lecturer)

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Pathway Development

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Pathway Lead
Dr Hannah Crook (Associate Clinical Professor)

Pathway Development
Dr Marco Vivolo (Clinical Lecturer)

Clinical Practice and Placements

Clinical Director
Dr Amy Carroll (Associate Clinical Professor)

Placements Lead
Dr Adrian Leddy (Associate Clinical Professor)

Clinical Lecturer
Dr Aaron Burgess

Clinical Lecturer
Dr Joseph Barker

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lead
Dr Jinnie Ooi (Clinical Lecturer)

Clinical Lecturer
Dr Leila Allen

Clinical Lecturer
Dr Rachel Russell


Post Graduate Research Director
Dr Jo Hodgekins (Clinical Associate Professor)

Senior Research Tutor
Dr Fergus Gracey (Clinical Associate Professor)

Research Tutor
Dr Kenny Chiu (Clinical Lecturer)

Research Tutor
Dr Sarah Reeve (Lecturer in Clinical Psychology)

Research Director Lead
Prof Richard Meiser-Stedman (Professor of Clinical Psychology)

Clinical Associate Professor
Dr Judith Young

Service User and Carer Involvement

Service user and Carer Involvement Lead
Dr Sarah Fish (Clinical Lecturer)

Clinical Lecturer
Dr Sophie Allan

Other Key Roles

Training Pathways Development Lead
Dr Catherine Ford (Clinical Associate Professor)

Partnerships Engagement and Innovation Lead
Ms Kiki Mastroyannopoulou (Clinical Associate Professor)

Wellbeing Lead
Dr Imogen Rushworth (Clinical Associate Professor)


Local clinicians are involved in all areas of the programme: teaching; research; supervision; selection and assessment. In terms of teaching, we are fortunate that we can call on the expertise of a wide selection of clinicians within the region to provide the latest ‘real world’ teaching of models of mental health within the NHS. Furthermore, all trainees are supported on placement by local clinicians who provide clinical placements and act as clinical supervisors.  Local clinicians have been vital in helping the Programme develop its leadership agenda. We keenly believe that the skills and training of clinical psychologists equips them to operate with highly complex clinical cases, but also allows them to influence delivery of care within organisations. Our Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), which are a formative assessment unique to our ClinPsyD programme, are one of the ways in which we support trainees in developing their skills in this area. 


The course is central component of ensuring provision of clinical psychologists to serve the future employment needs of the region, and is supported by our local commissioners (NHS England) in achieving this. 


The doctoral training programme especially values the contribution and collaboration of people with lived experience of mental health or other problems, especially people who have made use of psychology services as part of their journey. The expertise offered by people with this direct lived experience is vital in making sure the doctoral training programme embraces values of inclusion, compassion and mutual respect, and enables trainees to understand the diverse types of expertise (not just professional) that can be brought to understanding distress and improving health and well-being. 

We include and work with people with lived experience across all domains of the programme (with the exception of summative assessments) including:  

  • Interviewing and selecting candidates for the course 

  • Developing teaching approaches and materials 

  • Delivering, collaborating in or co-producing teaching 

  • Reviewing plans for doctoral research theses 

  • Contributing to programme developments through planning and committee meeting attendance 

  • Providing feedback and evaluation of trainee skills in formative assessments such as the Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)

  • Involvement in trainees’ theses and service research projects

  • We invite service users and carers involved in ClinPsyD to attend our Forum, offering peer support, shared learning, and enhanced working partnerships with staff and trainees

We work closely with the service users and carers committee of the Norwich Medical School in making sure that we follow best practice in supporting people with lived experience in their roles with us through training, payment and support to both service users and carers and programme staff. Whilst we still have more work to do on including people with diverse backgrounds and types of lived experience, and increasing collaboration in our research programmes, we have achieved a great deal over the last few years that has genuinely enriched the experiences of staff, trainees and our experts by experience, and the clinical psychology programme as a whole.

“I have been lucky enough to be involved in the recruitment of students and helping with the OSCEs. I believe its important for students to get a real world perspective rather than a purely academic one. This can only be achieved with the help of people with lived experience of the subject”

“I have experienced psychological-based therapies several times in my life: being able to share the good (and less good) aspects with trainees, as they progress on their professional and personal journeys through life, gives me hope that something positive and helpful for other people can be generated from what were very difficult times in my life...”

“Sharing the patient perspective with all involved helps us evolve towards ever more sustainable out comes for those who’s lives our vocation seeks to improve”

“The UEA amply emphasises at every opportunity the value that members of the public bring to the ClinPsyD, as such it is important to me to bring the patient and public perspective when I can”

“SUCs can give the life experience of how tough life is in an area greatly neglected. An SUC exposed to the squalor and rougher aspects of the mind and mental health, can better prepare a student for tomorrow, unlike academia. ‘You can't learn hopelessness'. Having been in a bad place it's important to put a sunbeam in the black cloud”

“I think its really important to be involved in this as anyone involved can help shape the future of psychology and improve the training experience for trainees”