Cara Davis

Cara Davis


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Research interests

Cara is a clinical research tutor 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 working with children, adults and families living with chronic, life threatening and life limiting health conditions. As part of this work 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

  • 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
  • The process of empowering parent-child interaction
  • Body image, sexuality & relationships
  • 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, University of Bath

Award Date: 10 Jul 2017

Systemic family Therapy, University of Bath

Award Date: 3 Oct 2016

Clinical Psychology, Doctor of Clinical Psychology, University of Plymouth

1 Oct 200530 Sep 2008

Award Date: 1 Oct 2008

External positions

Specialist Clinical Psychologist, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

18 Dec 2017 → …


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