Dr Gareth Morgan

Clinical Psychologist & Lecturer

DCLinPsy (University of Leicester)

Research group: Clinical Psychology
Email: gsm23@le.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)116 223 1643
Fax: +44 (0)116 223 1650

Clinical Psychology
University of Leicester
Centre for Medicine
Lancaster Road
LE1 7H

Dr Gareth Morgan, Clinical Psychologist/Lecturer, DClinPsy, BSc(Hons), PGCert, CPsychol, FHEA

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; Registered practitioner psychologist with the Health & Care Professions Council; Co-chair of the Association of Clinical Psychologists Climate Action Network; Registered Charted Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS); Registered member of the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP); Member of the DCP Faculty for People with Intellectual Disabilities; Co-Chair  of the NPB Department's Equalities Diversity and Inclusivity Committee.

I am one of the clinical lecturers on the Leicester Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy). I have 15 years’ experience working clinically within the NHS, predominantly within intellectual disability and adult mental health services.

Much of the teaching I deliver on the DClinPsy relates to the modules I coordinate (Diversity & anti-discriminatory practice; Systemic therapy; Working clinically with people with intellectual disabilities). I also teach on other modules on topics related to research methods and critical psychology. The majority of my teaching responsibilities are with the DClinPsy, however I also teach on and coordinate the undergraduate module on clinical psychology (PS3112).

I provide research supervision for trainee clinical psychologists. My research interests include : the climate crisis and clinical psychology; diagnosis, identity and stigma; the Power Threat Meaning Framework; supporting people with intellectual disabilities and their carers; assessing mental capacity and applications of the Mental Capacity Act; forced marriage and people with intellectual disabilities; and critical/constructionist understandings of identity and psychological practice. Examples of recent projects that I have supervised are listed below.


Trainee projects supervised

Harris, A. (2019) The structure and psychometric properties of the BERRI: An Outcome measure for Looked After Children in residential care. Leicester DClinPsy thesis. https://leicester.figshare.com/articles/The_Structure_and_Psychometric_Properties_of_the_BERRI_an_Outcome_Measure_for_Looked_After_Children_in_Residential_Care/10305311

Siverns, K. (2019). 'If only I could have said; if only somebody was listening': Mothers' experiences of placing their child into care in the context of trauma. Leicester DClinPsy thesis. https://leicester.figshare.com/articles/_If_Only_I_Could_Have_Said_If_Only_Somebody_Was_Listening_Mothers_Experiences_of_Placing_their_Child_into_Care_in_the_Context_of_Trauma/10305275/1

Cope, K. (2018). Female care staff experiences of working with males with intellectual disabilities who display sexualised challenging behaviour: An interpretative phenomenological approach. Leicester DClinPsy thesis. https://leicester.figshare.com/articles/The_experiences_of_female_care_staff_supporting_men_with_intellectual_disabilities_with_sexualised_challenging_behaviour_An_Interpretative_Phenomenological_Analysis/10245407/1

Jones, R. (2018) How does deinstitutionalisation affect the quality of life of service users with intellectual disabilities? An eight year follow up of adults who moved out of long stay hospital accommodation. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/af69/4c8170dc570ded29e98d9f4ed3a0ed4846f2.pdf

Smith, A. (2018). Understanding the experiences of unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people as they turn eighteen whilst subject to UK immigration control. Leicester DClinPsy thesis. https://lra.le.ac.uk/bitstream/2381/43022/1/2018SMITHADCLINPSY.pdf

Rich, E. (2017). Getting ready to move on: Considering attachment within young peoples’ experiences of preparing to transition out of CAMHS. (2nd supervisor). Leicester DClinPsy thesis.

Wright, L. (2017). Women's experience of decision making regarding prophylactic mastectomy. (2nd supervisor). Leicester DClinPsy thesis. https://lra.le.ac.uk/handle/2381/40400

Hull, N. (2016). Parents’ experiences of caring for an adopted child: An interpretive phenomenological analysis. Leicester DClinPsy thesis. https://lra.le.ac.uk/handle/2381/38218

Recent publications

Siverns, K. &  Morgan, G. (2021) ‘If only I could have said, if only somebody was listening’: Mothers’ experiences of placing their child into care. Adoption Quarterly, DOI: 10.1080/10926755.2021.1908473

Siverns, K. & Morgan, G. (2019). Parenting in the context of historical childhood trauma: An interpretive meta-synthesis. Child Abuse & Neglect, 98, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104186

Clawson, R. … Morgan, G.…. & Wilson, S. (2018). My marriage, my choice: Practice guidance toolkit for assessing capacity to consent to marriage. University of Nottingham: Nottingham. https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/mymarriagemychoice/documents/toolkit.pdf

Morgan, G., Melluish, S. & Welham, A.  (2017). Exploring the relationship between postmigratory stressors and mental health for asylum seekers and refused asylum seekers in the UK. Transcultural Psychiatry, 54, 653-674.DOI:10.1177/1363461517737188Recent publications

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