Dr David Turgoose
I joined the University of Leeds in 2021 as a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology and Academic Tutor on the Clinical Psychology Training Programme. I completed my undergraduate degree at Leeds before going on to complete my professional training in Clinical Psychology in 2015 at UCL. I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
In my clinical work, I specialise in child and adolescent mental health with a special interest in looked after and adopted children, trauma, attachment and mentalization.
- Academic Tutor
- The role of trauma, attachment and mentalizing in the experience of long-term physical health conditions.
- The impact of Complex PTSD and developmental trauma in children who are looked after or adopted.
- Mental health needs and trauma in paediatric settings, e.g. surgery.
- Mental health and suicidality in the construction industry.
- Mental health and PTSD in military veterans.
- Occupational stress, burnout and vicarious trauma in the workplace, e.g. police, mental health professionals, nurses.
- 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)
- British Psychological Society (BPS)
Research groups and institutes
- Leeds Institute of Health Sciences