Meet the Programme Leader: Applied Clinical Psychology


Something we pride ourselves on here at Learna is our dedicated expert faculty. As an online learning platform, we have the benefit of selecting the very best specialists to work with, no matter where they are located. This means our students have access to high-quality education from anywhere in the world.

Meet Dr Graeme S. Reid, Programme Leader and tutor on our Applied Clinical Psychology MSc.

About Dr Graeme S. Reid

Dr Reid is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in adult community mental health services in North West England.

After completing his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Liverpool University in 2020, he has had over 20 years experience of working in mental health services within the NHS. This has included working within Primary Care, Early Intervention for Psychosis, Adult Community Mental Health, Assessment and Home Treatment, Acute Inpatient, and Psychiatric Intensive Care settings.

Dr Reid currently leads a psychology team working with people who experience severe and complex mental health difficulties within a community mental health setting and is clinical lead for psychological therapies for psychosis and bipolar presentations within a specialist NHS mental health trust.

In addition to his NHS work, Dr Reid works in independent practice providing training, supervision and therapy. He is currently Joint Chair of the Community Mental Health network within the DCP Psychosis and Complex Mental Health Faculty of the British Psychological Society.

Whilst primarily working as a senior NHS clinician, Dr Reid has retained his academic interests. He has held honorary academic appointments at the Universities of Manchester and Lancaster, regularly supervises doctoral research projects and has co-authored a number of academic publications including original research, theory and systematic reviews.

Dr Reid has interests in psychological approaches to understanding and helping people experiencing psychosis and extreme mood states, trauma and psychosis, cognitive behavioural therapies, mental imagery, and family interventions.

He also provides specialist teaching to Clinical Psychology Doctoral programmes in NW England, has spoken at national conferences and has delivered training workshops in the UK and overseas.

About our Applied Clinical Psychology MSc

Our online Applied Clinical Psychology MSc is aimed at healthcare professionals who want to gain new knowledge and skills in the application of psychology within clinical settings. This master's in clinical psychology will give healthcare professionals a better understanding of how psychological knowledge, principles, and methods can be applied within clinical practice. This online course is also suited for psychology graduates wanting to undertake a distance learning master’s and those who wish to undertake a relevant postgraduate course, prior to applying for a Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

If you are ready to advance your career and deliver an elevated quality of care to your patients, visit our Applied Clinical Psychology MSc course page.