Jacqui Stedmon

Academic profile

Dr Jacqui Stedmon

Emeritus Professor
School of Psychology (Faculty of Health)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Jacqui's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 03: SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingGoal 04: SDG 4 - Quality Education

About Jacqui

Currently I remain clinically active working for the Charity, Jeremiah's Journey and my academic role continues as an Honorary University Fellow with the University of Plymouth. Recent publications include:Gaussen,K., Stedmon,J. and Smart,C. (2021) 'Many pieces, one family' : An elaboration of one family's bereavement experiences. Human Systems: Therapy, Culture and Attachments. 0(0), 1-17. and
Stedmon,J. (in press) Bereavement Attachment Narrative Therapy : BANT. In Applications of Attachment Narrative Therapy, R.Dallos (Eds.) Palgrave MacMillan. 
Former Programme Director, Doctorate Programme in Clinical Psychology, University of Plymouth (2013-2021)
Former Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust (1998-2013).
I have previously held roles as Mental Health Advisor to the Paediatric Mental Health Association (sub- group of) and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and as Chair of the Paediatric Psychology Network ( a national sub-group of the British Psychological Association, Division of Clinical Psychology. This latter organisation awarded me the Judith Houghton Award in 2017 for a lifetime career achievement in contributing to paediatric psychology. 
I was an Advisor to the Healthy School Project (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health) and contributed to the design and editing of an e-learning portfolio of programmes linked to the MindEd platform. 
Since retirement in July 2021 I am now an Emeritus Professor at the University of Plymouth. In this capacity I remain active in delivering teaching and research supervision as well as advancing scholarship here at Plymouth and maintain external examining roles alongside national teaching commitments.. 
I continue to work in a voluntary capacity as the Clinical Lead Trustee for Jeremiah's Journey, a bereavement support service for children, young people and their families in the Plymouth area. I co-founded Jeremiah's Journey over 25 years ago. Recently I have established a pioneering family therapy clinic for the charity with a view to developing and researching a new model; the Bereavement Attachment Narrative Therapy model. for working with children, young people and their families. 
I continue to be on the editorial board of 2 journals: Bereavement : Journal of grief and responses to death. and Human Systems;Therapy, Culture and Attachments. Both journals are online publications and aim to promote a quick turnaround of papers successfully completing peer reviews. 
I am currently working on a commissioned book on Continuing Bonds in Children's Grief for Palgrave MacMillan.

Supervised Research Degrees

I have supervised more than 40 research dissertations for trainees completing their Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Training at the University of Plymouth. I have successfully co-supervised 2 PhD students and acted as Director of Studies for another recent completion.


Child psychology, with a special interest in all aspects of paediatrics, bereavement, loss, attachment and trauma in children, young people and their families.
Core competencies in clinical psychology, with a special interest in formulation and assessment skills and reflective practice. 
Family Therapy, including regular input to the Foundation and Intermediate Level Training Courses in Plymouth ( accredited by the Association of Family Therapy) and national courses run by the Institute of Family Therapy. 
The Pedagogy of Learning: Problem Based Learning, Distance Learning and Blended Learning.
Reflexivity in Qualitative Research
I also have an interest in educational pedagogy and the use of innovative and creative methods of facilitating learning, including the implementation of Problem Based Learning within the Community of Clinical Psychology Training and Distance learning (see also publications).

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