Mike Marriott

Mike Marriott is a senior lecturer in psychology and a member of the Division of Psychology in the School of Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University. He is a registered clinical psychologist and an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Marriott is primarily involved in learning related to mental health and clinical psychology; he teaches on the Theory and Applications to Mental Health module and the Assessment, Case Formulation, and Intervention module at postgraduate level, and on the Child and Adolescent Trauma module in Year Three of the undergraduate curriculum. He is also part of the qualitative research team for Year Two Research Methods.

He is also responsible for coordinating the enhancement of employability in postgraduate students within the Division of Psychology and teaches on the Research and Professional Skills module as part of this role.

He is in the process of developing new material for postgraduate study related to clinical psychology.

His doctoral thesis for his clinical training used qualitative (IPA) research with people whose experiences were akin to “psychosis” and for whom spiritual or religious beliefs were of strong importance.

Previous research within his NHS role was focused around the appropriate use of routine outcome measurement in CAMHS and he played a clinical consultation and facilitation role in a strand of the local Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) project evaluating measure use and trialling innovative practices in data collection.

He provided methodological supervision of qualitative research with parents of adolescents diagnosed with anorexia nervosa and with users of a paediatric liaison service. He has consistently applied research skills to evaluations of clinical work across services, supporting and encouraging other healthcare professionals to adopt evaluative attitudes to clinical work. He is part of the supervisory team for PhD projects exploring social cognition and people diagnosed with schizophrenia.

With his recent move to an academic post, Marriott is developing a research portfolio with interests particularly around mental health presentations, and also in the use of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. He is particularly interested in developing collaborations with clinicians to ensure that research questions are most relevant to applied practice, and is also keen to develop research which explores a critical perspective of understanding human distress and the appropriateness of psychiatric classification.

You can follow him on Twitter @PsychologyMike. 

Credits: Nottingham Trent University

Published: 26 February 2016

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