Dr David Turgoose
- Position: Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
- Areas of expertise: Child and adolescent mental health; Psychological trauma; PTSD; Complex PTSD; Attachment theory; Children's health psychology; Occupational stress and burnout; Trauma in refugees and asylum seekers.
- Email: D.Turgoose@leeds.ac.uk
- Location: 10.95 Worsley Building
I joined the University in 2021 as a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology and Academic Tutor on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate Programme. I completed my undergraduate degree at Leeds before going on to complete the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) in 2015 at UCL. I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
I currently act as Deputy Lead for Postgraduate Research Studies in Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (LIHS). I am also a board member of the UK Psychological Trauma Society (UKPTS).
Outside of the University, I currently work in the NHS as Principal Clinical Psychologist for Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust.
- Academic Tutor
- Deputy Lead for Postgraduate Research Studies
- Complex PTSD and developmental trauma in children, including those who are looked after or adopted.
- Mental health needs and trauma in paediatric settings, e.g. surgery, major trauma.
- Psychological welfare and needs of refugees and asylum seekers.
- The role of trauma, attachment and mentalizing in the experience of long-term physical health conditions.
- Mental health and PTSD in military veterans.
- Occupational stress, burnout and vicarious trauma in the workplace, e.g. police, mental health professionals, nurses.
Current/recent research supervision
Liam Smith (DClinPsy; 2022-25). Psychological adjustment and post-traumatic growth in adolescents with physical injuries sustained following major trauma.
Charlotte Fell (DClinPsy; 2022-25). Adolescents’ experiences of transitioning to self-management of Type 1 Diabetes.
Emily-Beth Patton (DClinPsy; 2022-25). Trauma risk and protective factors in parents accessing neonatal services.
Ana Sula (DClinPsy; 2022-25). Investigating the impact of re-settlement and Home Office interviews in refugees affected by trauma.
Emily Samuels (DClinPsy; 2021-24). Exploring the psychological impact of colorectal malformation in children and young people.
Nick Barry (DClinPsy; 2021-24). Investigating mental health and risk factors in young people training in the construction industry.
Laura Edmeade (DClinPsy; 2021-24). How do CBT therapists in IAPT experience and navigate work with therapy-experienced clients?
Marina Beckwith (DClinPsy; 2020-23). Adverse childhood experiences and moral injury in UK military veterans with PTSD.
Hessa Akram (MBchB; 2022-23). The role of attachment in cardiovascular outcomes and experiences in adulthood: A systematic literature review.
Abdul Ali (MBchB; 2022-23). The role of neglect and abuse in the development of eating disorders: A systematic review.
Bethany Thompson (MSc Psychology; 2023). Food insecurity, substance abuse and psychological wellbeing in looked after children: A secondary analysis.
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) - University College London, 2015
- Psychology and Philosophy (Bsc, Hons), University of Leeds, 2008
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH)
- UK Psychological Trauma Society (UKPTS)
Research groups and institutes
- Leeds Institute of Health Sciences