David McCormack

David McCormack


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    United Kingdom


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I am the 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, Belfast. It was here I became interested in psychological trauma and the impact of physical health problems on psychological wellbeing and quality of life. In 2014 I moved to Oxford and worked for the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust before moving to The Maudsley Hospital, London where I worked until 2019. During this time I completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Oxford University. In June 2018, while still at the Maudsley, I was appointed as Lecturer (Education) in Clinical Psychology at Queen’s University. In 2019 I moved to work full time as a lecturer at Queen's University. I was a visiting lecturer at King's College London between 2019 and 2023, and from 2021 I am the Clinical Director on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme at Queen’s University.

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 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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