School of Psychology

Staff Profiles

Dr Sarah Thwaites

Clinical Tutor

Background

I joined the Clinical Psychology Doctorate as a Clinical Tutor in December 2019. I trained as a Clinical Psychologist at Newcastle University from 2006-2009 and have worked in a range of NHS specialties post qualification, including Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), Community Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation, and Older Adult Mental Health and Dementia services. As part of this work I completed post-graduate diplomas in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Clinical Neuropsychology. Prior to my applied clinical training I undertook a PhD looking at typical and atypical developmental trajectories of anxiety and rituallistic behaviour in childhood.