Our Research Our research committee Professor Andrew Thompson Profession: Registered Clinical and Health Psychologist Relevant organisations/institutions: Professor of Clinical Psychology, Cardiff University Reader in Clinical Psychology, University of Sheffield (2001–2019) Lead for dermatology pathway IAPT Health and Wellbeing service,Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust (2007–2019): Relevant advisory/editorial roles: All Party Parliamentary Group on Skin Conditions (Psychological Advisor) Changing Faces (Trustee) The Vitiligo Society (Scientific Board) The Katie Piper Foundation (Advisor – 2013 - 2018) British Journal of Dermatology (Editorial Board) Scars, Burns & Healing (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 gained his doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1998 and he is registered as both a Clinical and a Health Psychologist. He also holds an additional practitioner qualification in a type of psychological therapy called 'cognitive analytic therapy'. Andrew is the Programme Director of the South Wales Clinical Psychology Programme, based at the University of Cardiff, Wales. He is an active researcher, and has published around 100 publications, several book chapters, and two edited books. He has supervised over 70 postgraduates. Andrew has a background in mental health and health and wellbeing associated with long term conditions, and has worked in a variety of NHS clinical psychology services for almost thirty years. Relevant weblinks: Further information about Andrew’s research can be found here.