Monday, 9 October 2017

Welcome to our new members of staff!

Dr Moja Kljakovic

I am a clinical psychologist and practice in both private and public health services across primary and secondary care when not teaching at Middlesex. I am originally from New Zealand but completed my Doctorate of Clinical Psychology and PhD at the University of Sydney, Australia. My PhD focussed on risk and protective factors to bullying and victimisation in New Zealand adolescents from both a qualitative and quantitative perspective. I continue to work clinically with adolescents and enjoy the challenges this brings. Since coming to the UK, however, most of my clinical work has been with Older Adults and this is a group that I am passionate about working with. My main treatment approach is CBT, and I will be delivering a number of lectures on this topic, but I also like to draw upon ideas from systemic practice and mindfulness in my clinical work. I have lectured in the UK, Australia and New Zealand in the past and am looking forward to the year ahead at Middlesex.

Research interests: Clinical psychology and ageing. Predictors and preventative factors of mental illness across different age groups. Best practice in working with different age groups, particularly older adults.  Systemic factors related to mental ill health and wellbeing. Bullying and victimisation in adolescents.

Dr Rebecca Gomm

Rebecca is a chartered psychologist who completed her PhD on resilience, within the context of trauma, and is keen to develop policy and practice in this area.  The focus has been on women, to date and Rebecca would like to extend this work further, consider different ecological contexts and collaborate with peers with crossover interests.  In a past life, Rebecca informed commissioning, working within health, with the police, prisons and voluntary sector.

Dr Erminia Colucci

Erminia is a registered Clinical and Community Psychologist (Italy) and holds a PhD in Cultural Psychiatry (Australia) MPhil in Visual Anthropology (Manchester) and PGCAP (London). Her main area of research and training is in Cultural and Global Mental Health and Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology with a focus on low-middle income countries and immigrant and refugee populations. Erminia is passionate about using arts-based and visual methods, particularly photography and ethnographic film-documentary, in her research, teaching and advocacy activities.  She is also part of the Visual Research group and Forensic group.

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