Staff Profile


Dr Rachel Terry

Clinical and Academic Tutor

School: School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology

Campus: Tunbridge Wells

Tel: 01227 927108

Profile summary

I am a Clinical and Academic Tutor on the Doctoral Training Programme in Clinical Psychology, run by the Salomons Institute for Applied Psychology at the Salomons campus.

I hold a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and I am registered with the Health Professions Council as a Clinical Psychologist. I am a member of the Division of Clinical Psychology and the wider British Psychological Society. I am also a member of the national ‘Group of Trainers in Clinical Psychology’. In 2009 I completed a Post-graduate Diploma in ‘CBT for Psychosis’ at the Institute of Psychiatry.

Prior to taking up the post at Canterbury Christ Church University, I worked as a clinical psychologist in forensic mental health settings in the NHS.

My academic interests include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Offender Mental Health and Rehabilitation, Psychosis amd Professional Boundaries.

Research and knowledge exchange

I am involved in the supervision of clinical psychology trainees' Major Research Projects (MRPS) and I am currently supervising projects in the area of forensic mental health and professional boundaries.

Teaching and subject expertise

I currently co-ordinate teaching on ‘Cognitive Behaviour Therapy’ and ‘Public Sector Organisations’ for the Doctoral Training in Clinical psychology. I am also involved in facilitating workshops around clinical skills, ethical practise and integrating therapeutic models.  

As a qualified clinical psychologist, I am a member of the British Psychological Society and Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

I am also a member of the Higher Education Academy.

Publications and research outputs

  • Young, S., Gudjonsson, G., Terry, R. (2006). The development of a forensic clinical psychology service in a community mental health team, The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 17 (4), 626-635.
  • Terry, R., Shepherd, M., Simonds, L. & Sperlinger, D. (2007).  An initial investigation into clients referred to a Primary Care Psychology and Counselling Service with CORE scores falling below the clinical cut-off, Clinical Psychology Forum, 176, Aug 2007.
  • Young, S., Gudjonsson, G., Terry, R., Bramham, J. (2008) Victim Empathy Response Assessment (‘VERA’). The validation of a new measure for forensic patients, The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 19, 2, 191-204.
  • Terry, R.,Gudjonsson, G., Young, S. (2009). Psychometric properties and validity of the ‘Victim Empathy Response Assessment’ (VERA) in a community adult male sample. The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 752-768.20(5),
  • Gudjonsson, G., Savona, C., Green, T. & Terry, R. (2011). The recovery approach to the care of mentally disordered patients. Does it predict treatment engagement and positive social behaviour beyond quality of life?  Personality and Individual Differences, 51(8), pp. 899–903.
  • Cooper, H., Terry, R., & Gudjonsson, G. (2011). Bullying behaviour among mentally disordered patients in a medium secure hospital environment and the relationship between bullying attitudes and violent cognitive style. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology. Vol.22(1), Feb 2011, pp. 126-137.
  • Young, S., Gudjonsson, G., Morris, R., Carter, P. & Terry, R., (2012). Simulation of risk-taking and it relationship with personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 53 (3), pp. 294-299.
  • Schnitzer, G., Terry, R., & Joscelyne, T. (2019) Adolescent sex offenders with autism spectrum conditions: currently used treatment approaches and their impact. The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, DOI: 10.1080/14789949.2019.1659388
  • Pettman, H., Loft, N., Terry, T. (2019). We deal here with grey: Exploring professional boundary development in a forensic inpatient service. Journal of Forensic Nursing. DOI: 10.1097/JFN.0000000000000250

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