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Pauline Adair.jpg DR PAULINE ADAIR takes up the role of Programme Director for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at QUB from January 2017. Pauline completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from QUB in 1997 and graduated with a PhD from St Andrews University in 2005. She is registered as a clinical and a health psychologist and has split her working time between NHS and academic posts since qualifying. Pauline’s research is in the area of the development and evaluation of psychological interventions to improve the psychological sequelae of physical health (cancer, chronic pain, asthma, IBD) and prevent disease (diet). This includes psychological interventions based on a CBT framework as well as health behaviour change interventions. She also investigates the behaviour of health care professionals in implementing evidenced-based guidance.
David Curran.jpg DR DAVID CURRAN: David has been an Assistant Course Director with the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology course since 2003. After obtaining a first class honours degree, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (1997), he worked in the Addiction and Adult Mental Health specialisms. Since 2005 he has had a specific remit for coordination and development of the academic programme of the D.Clin.Psych. and is the Curriculum Coordinator. In the other part of his working life he is employed as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist by the Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Addiction Specialism). David has a particular interest in working with individuals who have co-existing mental health and drug and alcohol problems.
Donncha Hanna.jpg DR DONNCHA HANNA: Donncha has been the Research Coordinator on the D.Clin.Psych. course since 2015. He has ten years’ experience teaching research methods and statistics to both undergraduates and postgraduates. In 2013 he was recognised with a QUB teaching award for his work in this area. He has co-written two books on statistics & research methods. His primary research interest is mental health including the measurement and modelling of psychological trauma, anxiety disorders, psychosis and related constructs.
 Nicola Henderson.jpg NICOLA HENDERSON: Nicola joined QUB as D.Clin.Psych. course secretary in 2007. She works part time carrying out secretarial and administrative duties in the department’s general office where her door is always open to trainees and staff alike. After 12 years in the banking sector she really enjoys the variety and challenges her role in QUB brings.
Caroline Sinclair.jpg CAROLINE SINCLAIR: Caroline joined the QUB clinical psychology department in 2003 in the role of Course Coordinator. Prior to this, she graduated from QUB (BA Joint Hons French and Spanish) in 1997. She then completed the Première Management Development Programme. She has held NHS posts in both the Central Services Agency and in the NI Council for Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education.

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