David McCormack

David McCormack


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    United Kingdom


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I am a practising Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Director on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Programme at Queen’s University Belfast.


I trained as a Clinical Psychologist at Queen's University Belfast and my doctoral (DClinPsych) research was on the impact of hyperemesis gravidarum on maternal mental health and maternal–fetal attachment. After qualifying in 2009, I worked as a Clinical Psychologist at The Royal Hospitals in Belfast. It was here I became interested in psychological trauma and the impact of physical health problems on psychological wellbeing and quality of life. Between 2014 and 2019, I worked as a Clinical Psychologist at The Maudsley Hospital, London. In June 2018 I was appointed as Lecturer (Education) in Clinical Psychology at Queen’s University. I have been a visiting lecturer at King's College London since 2019 and Clinical Director on the DClinPsy programme at Queen’s University since 2021. 

My clinical interests include, psychological trauma, anxiety problems, persistent physical symptoms, and clinical child and family psychology.

Research Interests

I am particularly interested in, (1) clinical child and family psychology, including, psychological trauma and post-traumatic stress symptoms experienced by children and parents; (2) better understanding the lived experience of people with persistent physical symptoms; (3) behavioural and cognitive approaches to improve functioning and quality of life.

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
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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