Profession:

Registered Clinical and Health Psychologist

Relevant organisations/institutions:

  • University of Sheffield - Reader in Clinical Psychology
  • Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust - Lead for dermatology pathway IAPT Health and Wellbeing service 
  • Relevant advisory/editorial roles:
    • All Party Parliamentary Group on Skin Conditions
    • The Vitiligo Society (Scientific Board)
    • The Katie Piper Foundation (Advisor)
    • British Journal of Dermatology (Editorial Board)
    • Dermatological Nursing (Editorial Board)

Research areas of interest/specialisms:

Psychological aspects of conditions that affect appearance. The aim of Andrew's research is to gain an understanding of the psychosocial issues associated with conditions affecting appearance; and to develop supportive interventions aimed at alleviating distress.

Work/academic background:

Andrew is qualified/registered as both a Clinical and as a Health Psychologist. He also holds an additional practitioner qualification in a type of psychological therapy called 'cognitive analytic therapy'. Andrew works on the NHS clinical psychology training programme at the University of Sheffield and teaches a variety of mental health trainees. He is also an active researcher.  Andrew has a background in mental health and health and wellbeing associated with long term conditions.  He has worked in a variety of NHS clinical psychology services over the last 25 years. Andrew currently provides input into the Sheffield Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies Health and Wellbeing service.

Relevant weblinks:

Further information about Andrew can be found on The University of Sheffield website.