Lorna Hogg took up her post as Clinical Director within the Programme in September 2018. Her main responsibilities include overseeing:
· Trainee clinical practice development and placements
· Supervisor training and development
· Trainee personal and professional development, including wellbeing
Lorna qualified as a clinical psychologist in 1985 at Glasgow University. Since then, she has worked in NHS services in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Oxford Health, Oxleas Mental Healthcare Trust in Kent, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Healthcare Trust in the South-West and 2gether Trust in Gloucestershire.
Lorna has worked as an academic tutor on clinical psychology training programmes in Oxford, at Salomons Clinical Psychology Training Programme, Canterbury Christ Church University and more recently worked for 9 years on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Training Programme at the University of Bath where she was Admissions tutor.
Lorna has a special clinical, and research, interest in adults with severe and persistent psychological difficulties, particularly psychosis. She developed and led Early Intervention Services for young people developing psychosis in Oxleas NHS Trust. Her current main research interest is in social and personal identity processes in psychosis, i.e. understanding what it means for a young person, particularly within a social context, to develop unusual perceptual experiences and/or beliefs that others find hard to understand, and how this affects relationships, readiness to disclose, seek help and ultimately self-esteem and wellbeing. Lorna registered for a part-time PhD at the University of Bath in October 2016 to explore these issues further with a view to ultimately augmenting current interventions for people presenting with psychosis with those informed by social identity theory and social processes. Other related research interests include stigma and self-stigma in mental health, and disclosure and social identity, including within mental health professionals, and those training to become mental health professionals.