DCP Faculty of Clinical Health Psychology

Networks & Branches

The Faculty supports specialist interest networks as well as regional branches. This page gives activity and contact details for these groups.


  • Pain - Zoey Malpus
  • Renal - Emma Coyne
  • Cardio - Respiratory, Critical Care and Liaison - Anne-Marie Doyle and 
  • Diabetes - Clare Shaban
  • Obesity - Emma Lishman and Rachel Holt

The network has close links with the British Association for Cardiac Rehabilitation and have recently collaborated on producing joint guidelines on competencies for psychologists working in cardiac rehabilitation.

Service User Representative

  • Graham Belchamber

I am the Service User Representative on the committee and joined through my patient involvement work with the East Sussex Heath Trust(ESHT). I have written a Patient Involvement Guide for faculty members, co-authored an article with two psychologists for the Transverse Myelitis Society Magazine on how psychology can assist patients with this chronic condition that I have and I am now setting up a patient involvement network for the faculty.

The ESHT Pain Management Programme turned my life around and I am enjoying returning that assistance by helping the faculty and BPS with the developing patient involvement strategy.

I live in Hastings, now retired due to my health after a varied working live in public services and the trade union movement and I enjoy life within the limits of my condition with plenty of Bruce Springsteen and other concerts, cricket watching and gentle exercise including strolling along the seafront.

Faculty Network Links

  • Paediatric Psychology Network link - Harriett Conniff
  • Graham Belchamber

Regional Leads

SMW Wales Representative - Beth Parry-Jones

West England Representative - Lesley Hitchman

South East Representative - Stephanie Jarrett

Scotland Representative - Vacant

Thames Valley Representative - Vacant