Dr Francesca Sawer

Dr Francesca Sawer


Francesca is one of the NHS managers for the trainees’ on the Leeds Clinical Psychology training programme. She is responsible for bridging trainees’ employment within the NHS (Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust) and academic enrolment at the University of Leeds. This includes day to day management of performance, development, training, appraisals, trainee welfare, pastoral support and the managing sickness and leave; linking in with both university staff and NHS managers.

Francesca qualified as a Clinical Psychologist from the University of Surrey in 2016 and for the rest of the week works at Great Ormond Street Hospital, specialising in paediatric neurodisability. She also has a keen interest in allergies and the psychological impact of living with allergies.

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences