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Dr Jo Heyes

  • Job title: Clinical Director
  • Department: School of Life Sciences and Education

Background

I graduated from Reading University with a Psychology degree in 1996, and then pursued my ambition to be a clinical psychologist by working as an assistant psychologist in a variety of different clinical services for a couple of years. I then went on to complete my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Southampton University in 2001. After graduating I worked as a clinical psychologist in adult mental health and substance misuse NHS services for 4 years before moving back to Staffordshire to work with children and families.

Working with children and families in the NHS since 2005 I have focused mainly on early intervention and prevention services with young children and families, although more latterly my role was as team leader for a local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. Since joining Staffordshire University in September 2012 as clinical tutor on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate my role is now to support and train new clinical psychologists. I have also provided training and consultancy/supervision input for the Department of Health’s Family Nurse Partnership programme. I have completed the Post Graduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education with the University.