School of Psychology

Staff Profiles

Dr Claire Lomax

Programme Director


I joined the team at Newcastle from the DClinPsy at Bath, where I worked as research tutor for 3 years. I trained at the Institute of Psychiatry and qualified in 2005, before this I undertook a PhD looking at the impact of neurodegenerative disease on patients and their caregivers. I have worked with adults and children with anxiety disorders, with my main areas of experience being with OCD and BDD. I took up the post of Programme Director in October 2016. I work clinically at the NTW Centre for Specialist Psychological Therapies - Regional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Service for one day a week.

Areas of expertise

  • Assessment and treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Assessment and treatment of Hoarding Disorder


I teach on the programme on a range of areas, including anxiety disorders and specialist mental health problems such as Hoarding Disorder. I also contribute to the research module and clinical skills module.