Dr Kate Williams

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I am just finishing my training as a Clinical Psychologist in the Division of Psychology and Mental Health and am employed by Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust. I will soon be moving to my new roles as both a Clinical Psychologist in a secondary care team and a Lecturer in Psychology at MMU. 

I completed my PhD in 2017 which examined the neuropsychological mechanisms underlying a psychological treatment for relapse prevention in depression: Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).  My DClinPsy research continued this through exploring both participants' and clinicians' views around MBCT. 


DClinPsy - The University of Manchester (2021)

PhD - The University of Manchester (EPSRC research council funded; 2017)

MSc - The University of Liverpool (2010)

BSc - The University of Kent (2009)

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

CPsychol - Chartered member (academic) of the British Psychology Society (BPS)

Working towards BAMBA membership as part of completing the University of Bangor's Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice Teacher Training Pathway

Member of the (BPS) Division of Clinical Psychology and the Division for Academics, Researchers, and Teachers  in Psychology 

Member of the Association of Clinical Psychologists (ACP) 

Member of the Association for Contextual and Behavioural Science (ACBS)

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA; 2017)

BPS PsyPAG Treasurer (2015-2017)

Further information

I am keen to support aspiring Clinical Psychologists with entering the profession. I am available to offer advice, support, and mentoring regarding the Clinical Psychology applications process. I am particularly keen to support those applying to join the profession from less traditional entry routes and those who identify as coming from a protected disability or minority group. Please get in touch if you would like any support. 

Areas of expertise

Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2017 - Doctor of Philosophy, Neuropsychological mechanisms of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in Depression, The University of Manchester
  • 2010 - Master in Science, Research Methods in Psychology, University of Liverpool
  • 2009 - Bachelor of Science in Psychology, BSc Psychology

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