Dr Tom Isherwood


Tom is Deputy Clinical Director and Principal Teaching Fellow with the Clinical Psychology Training Programme. He is also the Admissions Tutor for the programme

Organisation and allocation of placements Liaison with NHS Colleagues

Teaching (clinical placements, people with learning disabilities)

Lead for Selection and Admissions to the Programme

Internal Examination for DClinPsychol programme

Research Supervision (Qualitative Methods/Research with people with learning disabilities)

Member of the School of Medicine Research Ethics Subcommittee

Member of the School of Medicine  Health and Conduct Committee

Convenor of Selection Subcommittee


  • Deputy Clinical Director
  • Admissions Tutor

Research interests

Tom's teaching responsibilities are to the Clinical Psychology Training Programme. Alongside others in the Clinical Tutor Team, Tom delivers training that prepares Psychologists in Clinical Training for their placements. Tom also contributes to teaching on psychological work in services for people with learning disabilities.

Tom also works on the Clinical Psychology Training Programme at the University of Sheffield, and as a clinical psychologist in a Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities


  • D.Clin Psychol. Leeds
  • MSc Forensic Psychology. MMU
  • BSc Social Psychology. Loughborough
  • APDip Positive Behaviour Support. ABMU

Professional memberships

  • British Psychological Society
  • Health and Care Professions Council

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences

Current postgraduate researchers

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