Biography

Imogen has a longstanding interest in clinical psychology.  She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Sheffield from 1989 to 1992 then was awarded a scholarship by the Centre for Human Nutrition at the University of Sheffield to undertake a PhD in functional medical disorders from 1992 to 1995.  She then immediately gained entry to clinical psychology training and was awarded her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1998 from the University of East Anglia Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology.  

Once qualified she initially worked in Child and Adolescent mental health services in Cambridge, working first in an inpatient adolescent eating disorders service, before moving to an outpatient Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.  Here she worked with multidisciplinary teams, working clinically with a variety of presentations, directly with clients and indirectly with carers and involved professionals.

Imogen then returned to a research role, having being offered a Postdoctoral Research Clinical Psychologist position at the University of Cambridge Institute of Public Health.  Here she worked with internationally renowned Health Psychologists to develop behaviour change interventions for chronic health conditions, including diabetes and smoking cessation.  She maintained clinical practice during this time, working first in a Diabetes Clinic and then a Smoking Cessation service, to link directly research and theory to practice.  This experience led to an on-going interest in the field of Clinical Health Psychology, theory and practice, and enabled Imogen to gained Chartered Health Psychologist status as well as Chartered Clinical Psychologist status.

Imogen has continued to combine her clinical and research expertise since moving to UEA.  She has been a Clinical Tutor/Clinical Lecturer on the UEA Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology since 2004, becoming Selection Tutor in 2011 with lead responsibility for Admissions and trainee Personal and Professional Development.  She also continues to maintain her clinical work, working part time in clinical practice in Norwich with adults, specialising in Clinical Health Psychology. 

She is an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, registered with the British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapists, recognising expertise in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Career

Senior Clinical Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, 2016 -

Clinical Tutor and Clinical Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, 2004 - 2016

Selection Tutor for the Clinical Psychology Doctorate since 2011

Personal and Professional Lead for the Clinical Psychology Doctorate since 2004

Senior Clinical Psychologist, St Giles Clinic, Norwich, 2005 - date

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, 2001 to 2004

Clinical Psychologist, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust 1999 to 2005

Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust / University of East Anglia, 1995 to 1998

PhD Student, University of Sheffield, 1992 to 1995

 

Academic Background

Educational and Professional Qualifications:

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of East Anglia

PhD, University of Sheffield

BSc, Special Honours, University of Sheffield

Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Chartered Health Psychologist (HCPC)

Accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Therapist (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies)

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