Professor Max Birchwood

Professor Max Birchwood

Professor of Youth Mental Health
Clinical Director, YouthSpace Mental Health Service, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust

I am an applied researcher embedded in Birmingham mental health services. I’m a clinical psychologist by training and act as clinical director to the YouthSpace youth mental health service ( and Director of research and Innovation for Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust.

I’m a keen member of the Mancunian Diaspora (the ...

Dr Hermine Graham

Lecturer & Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust

Dr Hermine Graham is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer; she has led in the development and evaluation of an integrated treatment and service model for people with severe mental health problems who misuse alcohol and drugs, in Birmingham. This service model has been highlighted as a model of good practice by the Department of Health. She has published articles within this area and ...

Dr Ruth Howard

Dr Ruth Howard

Senior Academic Tutor, ClinPsyD course

I am a Senior Academic Tutor and Admissions Tutor for the ClinPsyD Programme.  I supervise research within the area of health psychology, focusing mainly on coeliac disease, cancer and end of life care.  I organise the ClinPsyD health psychology teaching module and support the organisation of the MRes Clinical programme.

Dr Michael Larkin

Senior Research Tutor for Clinical Psychology
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Course Director MRes Clinical Psychology

My main roles involve teaching, supporting and supervising research on the clinical psychology doctorate, and organising the MRes Clinical Psychology course. I also supervise PhD students using qualitative research methods to explore experiences of psychological distress, recovery, relatedness and caring. My research interests are in these same areas.

Dr Gary Urquhart Law

Senior Academic Tutor
Lecturer in Clinical Psychology & Child Clinical Psychologist

Professor Chris Oliver

Professor Chris Oliver

Professor of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Chris Oliver is Professor of Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Director of the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. His main research interests are behavioural, cognitive and emotional disorders in people with severe intellectual disability, genetic syndromes and autism spectrum conditions.

Professor Jim Orford

Professor Jim Orford

Emeritus Professor of Clinical & Community Psychology

Now semi-retired, I have a long career behind me and have achieved a national and international reputation in the fields of addiction and community psychology.

Dr Theresa Powell

Dr Theresa Powell

Programme Director, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Dr Gerard Riley

Senior Academic Tutor

Professor John Rose

Professor John Rose

Director Foren Clin PsyD & Academic Director ClinPsyD
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, St Andrews Heath Care

John Rose is a clinical psychologist with a particular interest in working with people who have Intellectual Disabilities and works on the Clin Psy D course at the University. He is also Director of the new Forensic Clinical Doctorate that had its first intake in September 2013. 

He also works for St Andrews Health Care and has a strong emphasis on integrating ...

Dr Biza Stenfert Kroese

Dr Biza Stenfert Kroese

Senior lecturer and consultant clinical psychologist

I have been a member of staff in the School of Psychology since 1988 and have combined my academic post with clinical psychology practice and managerial responsibilities in the NHS.

Dr Kate Woodcock

Dr Kate Woodcock

Research Fellow

I am interested in investigating the relationships between the brain, cognition and behaviour.

PhD students

Massa Alsaikh

Self-Funded (Supervisor: Arie Nouwen)

Margaret Amankwah Poku

Funded by the University of Ghana (Supervisor: Arie Nouwen)

Jane Appleby

(Supervisor: Chris Oliver & Sarah Beck)

Dinah Baah-Odoom

(Supervisor: Gerry Riley)

Vicky Baldwin

Funded by South Birmingham PCT (Supervisor: Theersa Powell)

Divya Chadha

Funded by Birmingham & Solihull MHT and the University of Birmingham (Supervisor: Jan Oyebode)

Lisa Collis

(Supervisor: Chris Oliver)

Louise Davies

(Supervisor: Chris Oliver)

Kate Eden

(Supervisor: Chris Oliver)

Paul Eggett

Self-funding (Supervisors: Helen Rostill & Michael Larkin)

Barbara Hagger

(Supervisor: Gerry Riley)

Kuljit Kaur Heer

Funded by Wolverhampton PCT & the University of Birmingham (Supervisors: Michael Larkin, John Rose & Ivan Burchess)

Rita Meneses

Funded by Hilary Green Research Fund (Supervisor: Michael Larkin)

Jozelle Miller

(Supervisor: Gerry Riley)

Michelle Palmer

Funded by the ESRC (Supervisor: Michael Larkin)

Laurie Powis

(Supervisor: Chris Oliver & Ian Apperly)

Barzan Rahman

(Supervisor: Chris Oliver)

Caroline Richards

(Supervisor: Chris Oliver)

John Titterton

Self-funding (Supervisors: Michael Larkin & Alison Rolfe)

Alana Tooze

(Supervisor: Chris Jones)

Penelope Tunnicliffe

(Supervisor: Chris Oliver)

Christopher Wagstaff

(Supervisors: Derek Farrell, Robert Williams & Hermine Graham; School of Health and Population Sciences)

Lucy Wilde

(Supervisor: Chris Oliver)

Yikun Wu

Self-funding (Supervisor: Jan Oyebode)