Christopher Graham

Job Title: UAF in Behavioural Medicine

I am a University Academic Fellow in Behavioural Medicine and a Clinical Psychologist. I did my clinical training at University of Edinburgh/NHS Lothian (completed in 2015), where I specialised in Clinical Neuropsychology. Previous to this (2012), I completed a PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. I hope to mix the clinical and the academic in this new role. Accordingly, my main research interests are:

1.)    Clinical Health Psychology/neuropsychiatry –particularly research that helps us improve the psychological treatment of  ‘functional’ neurological symptoms/’medically unexplained symptoms’

2.)    The application of behavioural therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to chronic diseases and mental health.

I also have a general interest in most areas of Clinical Psychology, particularly designs, analyses, methodology that might offer comment on the mechanisms of psychotherapy: i.e. does it work, and how?

Please feel free to get in touch if you share any of these interests. New information technologies are vital for improving the delivery and efficacy of psychological/behavioural interventions within the NHS: so I am particularly keen to speak to computer scientists, web-designers and artists who have any ideas to share. I am also keen to explore if Bayesian theory can aid formulation and intervention in mental health.

I undertake weekly clinical sessions in a NHS Clinical Neuropsychology service – with a special interest in functional neurological symptoms. Follow me on twitter: @chris_d_graham