Dr Kate Williams

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I am in my final year of training as a Clinical Psychologist in the Division of Psychology and Mental Health and am employed by Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust. 

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). 


PhD - The University of Manchester (2017)

MSc Research methods in Psychology (Distinction) - The University of Liverpool (2010)

BSc Psychology (First class) - The University of Kent (2009)

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

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

Committee member - BPS North West Branch

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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