Fiona Duffy

Lecturer

Contact details

Address

Street

Room 2.8, Doorway 6, Medical Quad, Teviot Place,

City
Edinburgh
Post code
EH8 9AG

Availability

  • Works Mondays, Thursdays and every second Friday

Background

I joined the department in 2014 and am a lecturer in Clinical Psychology.  I am the Programme Director of the Msc in Applied  Psychology for Children and Young People, the training programme for child Clinical Associates in Applied Psychology (CAAPs).  I am also an IPT-UK acredited trainer and coordinate and teach on the Interpersonal Psychotherapy courses within the department associated with the MSc in Psychological Therapies, and for third year trainees on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, along with the Eating Disorders APS.  I am the Chair of the Scottish Eating Disorder Interest Group (SEDIG) and a member of the Eating Behaviours and Disorders Research Group and the Centre for Applied Developmental Psychology at Edinburgh University

Postgraduate teaching

Msc in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People

Research summary

I am interested in the development and treatment of eating disorders, with a particular focus on children and adolescents and the role of parents and carers.  I have a specific interest in interpersonal risk and maintaining factors in mental health difficulties in children and young people and a clinical and research interest in interpersonally orientated interventions including Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Family Based Treatment (FBT) and mentalization (inclusive of MBT-A and AMBIT).  Similarly I have an interest in the use of expert carer and peer support in the field of eating disorders and I have held a number of  grants related to body image (YOYP National Lottery Fund, IIG) and adolescent eating disorders (Burdett Trust, TEC grant) and led the pragmatic evaluation of interventions associated with these grants.