Introducing Dorothy Frizelle, Director of Membership and Member Services
The promotion of psychology and the support and development of Clinical Psychologists have been strong drivers in my professional practice since qualifying. I have worked clinically within several NHS roles and am currently Head of Clinical Health Psychology Services at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (2014 – present). My own area of clinical practice is within physical health and I have a particular interest in working with people with diabetes. I am currently completing a Masters in healthcare ethics with my thesis focusing on distributive justice and ethical approaches to resource allocation.
I have direct experience of supporting trainees via a 10 year role as a research tutor on the University of Hull course. I have been active within Faculty for Clinical Health Psychology, DCP, BPS since pre-qualification and latterly as Chair Elect, Chair and Vice Chair (2008 – 2015). Additionally I have served wider psychology-representation roles for example on the NICE Chest Pain Guideline Development Group – expert co-optee (2007 – 2009), as a Council member, British Association for Cardiac Prevention & Rehabilitation, British Cardiac Society (2005 – 2009) and on DCP Conference Committee (Dec. 2011 – Dec. 15).
I believe the ACP-UK allows Clinical Psychologists a powerful collective voice to communicate the benefits they bring to policy, procedure and practice. In unity there is strength and I see the work of ACPUK as being complimentary to that of the DCP and BPS. I am excited and hopeful about the future of the profession and am pleased that ACPUK can be part of that journey.