Gillian Bowden trained as a clinical psychologist with South East Thames Regional Health Authority (now the Salomons course at CCCU). She worked in adult mental health and primary care NHS settings in South East London for several years before moving to Norfolk in 1998 where she became a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Trust, retiring from this position in 2017.


Gillian is interested in coproduced approaches to service delivery which engage with people in the context of their communities She is also interested in wellbeing at work and how people manage demanding aspects of work and which factors they find rewarding or protective against stress. 


Aside from her NHS Trust work, Gillian was a Clinical Governance Reviewer with the Commission for Health Improvement (CHI) and a Reviewer with the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). She was the Adult Mental Health Lead for the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP/BPS) from 2010 until 2013 and subsequently chair of the East of England branch of the DCP. Gillian is an Associate Fellow of the BPS and a National Assessor. Gillian is currently a council member for the East of England Clinical Senate. Gillian was awarded an MBE for services to mental health in Norfolk in 2009. 

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