Dr Alexander Fradera
- Lecturer in Clinical Psychology (Mental Health & Wellbeing)
I am a clinical psychologist and researcher at the University of Glasgow. I completed a BSc in psychology at University College London and returned there to pursue a PhD on the ability to remember when events have occurred, which involved study of student, older adult and brain injured patient populations (completed 2006).
After a short period in a postdoctoral research role I transitioned to apply my psychology training to organisational settings, firstly with the psychometric and consultancy firm SHL (2007-10) and then working independently. This work involved psychological assessment in a range of cultural contexts including in South East Asia and the Middle East, as well as leading the development of the psychological components of the UK government Skills Health Check. I also became interested in job fit, employee engagement and techniques for enabling people to contribute at work, for instance through participative meeting approaches.
In addition from 2011-2018 I worked as a science writer for the British Psychological Society, summarising peer-reviewed science for a broader audience at the Occupational Digest, Research Digest and Psychologist magazine. I also made part of my living by teaching improvisational theatre - including to medics, healthcare managers and introducing it to a university maths curriculum.
In 2018 I decided to explore a route into Clinical Psychology and after working in assistant psychologist positions was accepted to the programme at University of Glasgow which I completed in 2022, taking a NHS position before I moved into my current role. I am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and was the Scotland National Trainee representative for the Association of Clinical Psychologists and continue to be involved as a member.
I am involved in various teaching duties for the DClinPsy programme including the coordination of Module 2 (Foundations of Clinical Practice 1) and Module 11 (Quality Improvement).