Angus Macbeth

Lecturer in Clinical Psychology


I joined the School of Health in Social Sciences in 2014 as a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology. I am a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychology Society.  I also work with NHS Grampian as an Honorary Principal Clinical Psychologist in Adult Mental Health. Prior to coming to Edinburgh I worked as a Clinical Psychologist with NHS Grampian, working in adult mental health, in the rural setting of Dr Gray’s Hospital, Elgin.  Prior to this my PhD research was completed at the University of Glasgow with Professor Andrew Gumley, investigating attachment and mentalisation in First Episode Psychosis (FEP). Subsequently, I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Glasgow. From 2012 – 2014 I was an NRS Career Research Fellow, funded by NHS Research Scotland; and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, working with the Psychiatry Research Group and the Centre for Rural Health. In addition, I am an Associate Editor for Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice and a member of the Steering group for the NHS Scotland Perinatal Mental Health Managed Care Network.

Responsibilities & affiliations

I am the current Postgraduate Research Director for the School of Health in Social Science.

I am also the Quality Assurance Director for the School of Health in Social Science

From 2014 - 2018 I was the Ethics and Integrity Lead for Clinical and Health Psychology

Postgraduate teaching


  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology: Research 1 and 2; Advanced Practice Seminars on psychosis.

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Current PhD students supervised

I am Lead Supervisor for the following DClinPsychol and PhD students:

  • Lived Experience of Mental Health difficulties in Pregnancy and contact with Perinatal Mental Health Services (Student: Alison Reddish)
  • Engagement, Attachment and Metacognition in Psychosis (Student: Caroline Reid)
  • Psychological factors in the perinatal mental health of women with substance misuse issues (Student: Imogen Marsh)
  • Psychological correlates of PTSD in relation to stressful life events (Student: Erifili Efthymiadou)

Past PhD students supervised

I have supervised numerous DClinPsychol theses and MSc dissertations, including the following:

  • ICD-11 Complex Trauma in a male Prison sample (Student: Richard Browne)
  • Mixed methods evaluation of MBT for Borderline PD (Student: John Flood)
  • Depression, hopelessness and psychological factors in older adults (Student: Shri Cameron)
  • PTSD and psychological factors in paramedics: an SEM approach (Student: Katie Davis; co-superivsed with Stella Chan)
  • Attachment and eating disorders in an adolescent sample (Student: Laurie Siddell; co-supervised with Fiona Duffy)
  • Pilot RCT of metacognitive training in psychosis (Student: David Turner)
  • Self-stigma, recovery and capacity in psychosis (Student: Helen Lynch)
  • Psychological Factors in Cluster C Personality Disorder (Student: Vicky Honeyman)
  • ​Evaluating the HUB programme for Borderline Personality Disorder (Student: Jennifer Perrin)
  • Distress during pregnancy, an exploration of protective factors and offspring outcomes. (Student: Fiona Ram)

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