Professor Rachel Calam (BA(Hons), M.Clin.Psychol., PhD, AFBPS) - personal details
Role: Professor of Child and Family Psychology
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After studying for her PhD developmental psychology, Rachel Calam moved into research on child maltreatment. Following training as a clinical psychologist, she worked at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital at Pendlebury before taking up a post as Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool. She came to work on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester in 1992, and has been Programme Director since 1994.
She collaborates with Professor Matt Sanders, Universities of Queensland and Manchester on research into parenting interventions, and is lead of the Parenting and Family Research Group at Manchester. www.psy-sci-manchester.ac.uk/pfrg. She collaborates on the Manchester Asthma and Allergy Study, examining the relationships between children's psychological adjustment, family interaction and the development of asthma symptoms.
A third major area of activity is her work on developing computer-assisted interviewing as a means of helping to give a voice to children. An interview "In My Shoes" that she and colleagues developed in a collaboration between the Unversities of Liverpool and Manchester is now disseminated internationally.
She has served on the British Psychological Society's Committee on Training in Clinical Psychology.
Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies
- British Psychological Society (Associate Fellow and Chartered Psychologist)
- British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
- British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
- International Society for the Prevention fo Child Abuse and Neglect
BA Hons, Psychology, Liverpool
M.Clin. Psychol., Liverpool
PhD, Psychology, Liverpool
Professor Calam is currently Head of the School of Psychological Sciences.
Dr Calam is programme director for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She teaches on case formulation, child maltreatment and prevention science. She has a particular interest in problem based learning. She has collaborated on resarch on interdisciplinary teaching approaches.