Dr Sally Harris has worked as a psychologist with children with chronic health conditions since 2002. She started her career as a research psychologist at the University of Sheffield & completed a PhD in psychological aspects of childhood cancer in 2008. Sally then completed the Clinical Psychology Doctorate (ClinPsyD) training programme at the University of Manchester in 2013 & worked as a Clinical Psychologist at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, before starting her current post at Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton in 2015.
Sally works with children, parents & siblings using a range of therapeutic approaches & has a particular interest in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) & Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). She has worked in a number of paediatric specialities (including cancer, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, gastroenterology, rheumatology, & disfigurement/visible difference) with a range of issues relating to chronic conditions. These include issues such as pain, anxiety about procedures, managing & living with symptoms, anxiety & low mood, motivation & adherence to treatment, adjustment to symptoms & illness, & peer, school & family difficulties.
Sally is registered with the Health Care Professions Council as a Clinical & Health Psychologist & is a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) & Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS). She has also published research examining child & family adjustment to chronic conditions & is actively involved in research.