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Dr Alexis Clarke

Research Fellow

School of Psychology (Faculty of Health & Human Sciences)


Research Fellow


Co-lead on unspecified living kidney donation research group.

Qualified Clinical Neuropsychologist working part time at the Community Stroke Team, Royal London Hospital, London

Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QICN) British Psychological Society (2015)

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, D ClinPsyc, Plymouth University (2011)

Physiology & Psychology, BSc (Hons). Cardiff University (2005)

Professional membership

Charted member of the British Psychological Society

HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist  Reg: PYL27238

Teaching interests

Teaching interests include clinical neuropsychology andapplied health psychology. I currently contributeteaching to the MSc in Neurological Rehabilitation at the Schools of HealthProfessions. 

Research interests


Unspecified living kidney donation and interface with healthcare systems. Participatory research and public patient involvement. Clinical Neuropsychology related interests include cognitive rehabilitation and application of third wavepsychological therapies for acquired brain injury survivors and their carers/family. 

Grants & contracts

§  Health Services and DeliveryResearch Programme. £899,000. Unspecified living kidney donation in the UK:barriers to implementation and delivery. Mamode, N, Maple, H, Mitchell, A,Clarke, A, Ewings, P, McCrone, P, Norton, S, Chilcot, J, Burnapp, L, Draper, Hand Hemmings, D. Awarded September 2014. April 2015- April 2020.

§  British Renal Society & BritishKidney Patients association. £28,990 Understanding barriers and enablers toaltruistic donation in a social group context. Mitchell, A., Clarke, A.,Abraham, C., Price., L., Hemmings, D., and Kirk, A. Submitted 31st October2013. Awarded December 2013. October 2014- November 2015.

§  Clarke, A., Mitchell, A. & Abraham, C. (2014).Understanding Donation Experiences of unspecified (altruistic) kidney donors. British Journal of Health Psychology. doi: 10.1111/bjhp.12048

§  Ashworth,F, Clarke, A, Jones, L, Jennings, C & Longworth, C. Anexploration of the compassionate mind approach after acquired brain injury (2014) Psychologyand Psychotherapy: Theory Research and Practice. DOI: 10.1111/papt.12037

§  Baker, E.,Fee, J., Warren, Z., Clarke, A., Hewis, E. &Laughton, E. (2012). D. Alredand G. Drennan (Eds) Evaluating Recovery of a Forensic Mental Health serviceusing the DREEM. In Secure Recovery:approaches to recover in forensic settings. Wilan. London.

Other academic activities

Selected Conference Proceedings

§  Ashworth, F. & Clarke, A (2011). Symposium.“Soothing the injured brain with compassion”: Recent advances in theapplication of Compassion Focused Therapy to survivors of Acquired BrainInjury. Division of Clinical Psychology Annual Conference, Birmingham.

§  Clarke, A, Ashworth, F, Jones, L, & Jennings,C (2012). Understanding survivors of brain injuries' perspectives on thecompassionate mind approach. Poster Presentation at the Compassion Conferencein Manchester; October 2012.ConferenceAward: greatest contribution to the development of the field of compassion

§  Ashworth, F,   Clarke,A & Longworth, C. (2012). Using the Compassionate Mind approach with peoplewith psychological difficulties after acquired brain injury. Conference Programand Abstracts of the 9th Annual Conference of the World Federation forNeuroRehabilitation (WFNR). Brain Impairment, 13, pp 132-195.Conference Award:commendation for presentation

§  Ashworth, F,   Clarke, A & Corfield, J (2012). 'Learning to be compassionate to mytricky brain': A case illustration of the compassionate mind approach afterstroke. In Brain Injury 12. Proceedings of the International Brain InjuryAssociation's 9th Congress on Brain Injury; 2012 March 22-24; Edinburgh,Scotland: 2012. P.724-725.

§  Clarke, A. & Mitchell, (2011). “It’s not just about the kidney, it’sabout life”. The unspecified kidney donor’s journey. Biennial European Societyof Organ Transplantation conference. Glasgow.