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Cara is a clinical tutor and senior lecturer for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Programme. She qualified as a clinical psychologist from the Bristol Doctorate Course in Clinical Psychology (accredited by the University of Plymouth) in 2008. She is registered with the HCPC.

Since qualifying Cara has specialised in physical health as well as psychological health, working with children, adults and families, as well as health professionals. Cara has undertaken highly specialist assessment and intervention in NHS hospital and community settings, and provided consultation and training to individuals, families and professionals. She believes that partnership working is essential in the effective development, implementation and evaluation of high quality service provision.

Research interests

  • Psychological adjustment to living with cancer and survivorship (cancer related fatigue, pain, fear of cancer recurrence)
  • Paediatric and adult healthcare (e.g. improving self-management, transition, adjustment, concordance & procedural preparation)
  • Partnership working in the development, implementation, evaluation and improvement of pathways by which people access and experience specialist services
  • Caring for the carers: improving healthcare staff self-care skills and compassionate care delivery

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Fellow of Higher Education, The Bath Course (lecturer qualification), University of Bath

Award Date: 10 Jul 2017

Systemic family Therapy, Foundation Course in Systemic Family Therapy, University of Bath

Award Date: 3 Oct 2016

Clinical Psychology, Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Clinical Psychology, University of Plymouth

1 Oct 200530 Sept 2008

Award Date: 1 Oct 2008

External positions

Specialist Clinical Psychologist, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

18 Dec 201718 Apr 2019

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