Prof Sandra Bucci DClinPsy

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Overview

  • NIHR Research Professor
  • Professor of Clinical Psychology, The University of Manchester
  • Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • co-Director, Complex Trauma and Resilience Research Unit, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Editor-in-Chief, Psychology and Psychotherapy, Theory, Research and Practice (a journal of The British Psychological Society) (https://bpspsychub.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/20448341)

Professor Bucci's primary reserach interests are in developing digital care pathways and using digital remote monitoring and intervention methods to improve detection and treatment of severe mental health problems. She is also interested in understanding the psychological and social mechanisms involved in the development and maintenance of severe mental health problems. She supervises a range of postgraduate reserach students, and is involved in supervising and training NHS clinicians working in secondary care services.

Biography

Professor Bucci is the first NIHR Research Professor at the University of Manchester and a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester. She is an Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH), co-Director of the Complex Trauma and Resilience Research Unit (GMMH), and Editor-in-Chief of the British Psychological Society journal Psychology and Psychotherapy, Theory, Research and Practice

She completed her clinical training at The University of Newcastle, Australia and initially worked as a clinical psychologist at an Early Intervention Service for a number of years before moving to the UK and taking up a split post as a clinical psychologist at the Complex Cases Team in North Manchester and a reserach post at The University of Manchester. She leads a large programme of research focused on developing digital solutions for people with severe mental health problems and manages a portfolio of research from all the major funders, included The Wellceom Trust, National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), and the Medical Research Council. 

Qualifications

  • B.Science (Psychology), The University of Wollongong, Australia.
  • B. Science (Exercise Science), The University of Wollongong, Australia.
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology, The University of Newcastle, Australia.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Member, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), Australia
Member, Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), UK
Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK (2012)

External positions

Wellcome Career Development Awards Panel, The Wellcome Trust

May 2022Dec 2025

Editor-in-Chief, Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice , The British Psychological Society (BPS)

2017 → …

Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

2016 → …

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2006 - Doctor of Clinical Psychology The University of Newcastle, Australia (2003 - 2006)
  • 1998 - Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Hons, University of Wollongong (1995 - 1998)
  • 1998 - Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, University of Wollongong (1995 - 1998)

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