Professor Gary Latchford

Professor Gary Latchford


I am the Joint Programme Director for the Clinical Psychology Training Programme, and also oversee the research components of the DClinPsychol as Research Director. I am an HCPC registered clinical and health psychologist.

I studied for a PhD at the University of Edinburgh under Professor Colwyn Trevarthen, and then completed clinical training in Leeds in 1991. I was head of adult medical psychology in Leeds Teaching Hospiptals until 2014.

I am past Joint Chair of the UK Group of Trainers in Clinical Psychology.


  • Joint Director, Clinical Psychology Training Programme

Research interests

My clinical and research interests are around coping and adherence in cystic fibrosis and other chronic illnesses. I am particularly interested in motivational interviewing, and training medical teams in how to improve adherence. I am also interested in psychotherapy, and exploring the process of change.

I have presented at national and international conferences on health and clinical psychology and have run workshops on motivational interviewing and adherence in the UK and worldwide.


  • BSc (hons) Psychology
  • MSc Clinical Psychology
  • PhD Psychology

Professional memberships

  • HCPC
  • BPS

Student education

I teach on research skills, clinical health psychology, and psychotherapy process on the DClin programme. I also have more than twenty years experience in training psychologists and other health professionals in Motivational Interviewing.

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
  • Psychological and Social Medicine

Current postgraduate researchers

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