Introducing Dorothy Frizelle, Director of Membership and Member Services

  • March, 2019

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.