Staff Profile


Ms Linda Hammond

Admissions Director

School: School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology

Campus: Salomons

Tel: 01227 927112

Profile summary

Linda Hammond is a Principal Lecturer in the Department of Applied Psychology and the Partnerships Director of the Salomons Centre. She is also the Admissions Tutor for the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology.

Her first degree was in Developmental Psychology at Sussex University, which was followed by two years of postgraduate research into political processes conceptualised within psychoanalytic terms of reference, also at Sussex.  Whilst at Sussex, she also undertook introductory training in Group Analysis.  She completed her training in Clinical Psychology at UCL, qualifiying in 1993. Once qualifiied,  her first post was in generic community child and adolescent mental health.  From 1998-2003 she subsequently specialised as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in child protection and expert witness work within the Child and Family department of the Tavistock Clinic, London. 

She came to Salomons in 2003 initially as a Clinical Tutor, and since 2005 as Principal Lecturer.  She took up her position as Director for national and international partnerships with responsibility for fee-paying students on the doctoral programme in Clinical Psychology in 2013.  In addition she has worked within the department's Practice Consultancy service.

Research and knowledge exchange

Linda's research interests remain rooted in her clinical practice in child and family work.  They include:

  • The impact of trauma on child and adolescent development


  • Issues relating to adoption, fostering and young people leaving care


  • Parental mental ill health and its impact on children's emotional and social well being


  • Children, young people and the internet: the impact of living in a networked world on young people's emotional and social development

Teaching and subject expertise

Teaching and subject expertise

Linda teaches on the following subject areas:

  • Child safeguarding
  • Psychoanalytic approaches to child and family mental health issues
  • Therapeutic approaches to working with complex clinical issues
  • Integrative practice.
  • The ethical and philosophical underpinnings of Clinical Psychology, and the relationship of the discipline of clinical psychology to allied subject areas such as philosophy, anthropology, literature etc.  


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