Programme Director's welcome Programme Director's welcome

Welcome, everybody, to the webpages of the Clinical Psychology Doctorate (ClinPsyD) based in the Department of Clinical and Applied Psychology, Norwich Medical School UEA. Whether you are thinking about training in clinical psychology at UEA, are already studying on the programme, or you work to support its delivery, I hope you find this information useful.

The ClinPsyD at UEA blends academic, research and clinical practice components, conferring eligibility for registration as a Clinical Psychologist with the HCPC and membership as a Chartered Psychologist with the BPS.   We have a highly talented programme team who take great pride in delivering a highly innovative and stimulating learning environment, with research-informed teaching, novel curriculum design and a growing international dimension.  All of this ensures an excellent student experience and part of the outstanding team at UEA is our PGR Service administration colleagues. Delivery of the programme would not be possible without the talents and hard work of PGR, so we are very fortunate to have these colleagues as members of our team.

We also enjoy close links with our NHS clinical colleagues and can offer trainees a wide range of exciting generic and specialist placements across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Peterborough and Suffolk alongside international opportunities where part of the ClinPsyD practice element is completed abroad.  Today’s research is tomorrow’s clinical practice so at UEA we also place great value on applied clinical research and strengthening the research to clinical practice pathway.  We are expert in understanding wellness and vulnerability processes (cognition, emotion, sleep, social connection and marginalisation) across a wide range of clinical groups, giving our trainees the opportunity to choose from many varied research topics.  

At UEA, our mission is to produce high calibre clinicians who, through the application of theory, knowledge and research, can dedicate their clinical careers to making a positive difference to the lives of people in distress.  Joining a profession that works with people at vulnerable times to empower them to realise change is a huge privilege.  We hope if you are contemplating study at UEA, that you do come here and that you stay in this beautiful part of the United Kingdom, as many of our trainees do.

My very best wishes


Niall M Broomfield, PhD
Professor of Clinical Psychology
Programme Director, ClinPsyD at University of East Anglia