Liza Morton

Teaching Fellow

Personal Statement

Liza joined Strathclyde University, part time, as a Teaching Fellow in 2017 as part of the team delivering the Clinical Health Psychology MSc.  She is a Chartered (BPS) and Registered (HCPC) Counselling Psychologist with a strong background in research.  Liza gained her PhD in visual perception/cognition at Glasgow University in 2003.  Following which she qualified as Clinical Associate of Applied Psychology (CAAP) on the Stirling / Dundee University course (in 2006) and she was employed by NHS Fife's Psychology Department for over ten years as a CAAP.  During this time, Liza provided psychological therapy, including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and IPT (Interpersonal Psychotherapy) to adults presenting in Primary Care with a variety of mental health difficulties.  Liza also contributed to various service developments including a Self Esteem Group for Women and a Cultural Prescribing Initiative.   Latterly, she completed the British Psychological Society's Qualification in Counselling Psychology (QCoP) via their independent route, qualifying as a Counselling Psychologist in 2015. Currently, Liza offers psychological therapy and clinical supervision in Private Practice.  Her current research interests include the psychological impact of living with a heart condition from birth.  She is involved in a variety of relevant projects and advocacy initiatives including co-creating the Photography Exhibition, Scarred FOR Life

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  1. Born with a heart condition: the clinical implications of the poly vagal theory

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  2. Born with a heart condition: the clinical implications of polyvagal theory

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  3. Born with a heart condition: the clinical implications of polyvagal theory

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

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Activities

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  1. Beauty Demands - University of Birmingham (External organisation)

    Activity: MembershipMembership of network

  2. CHAIN - NHS (UK) (External organisation)

    Activity: MembershipMembership of network

  3. Medic Mentors Insight into Psychology Conference

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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Impact

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  1. Scottish Campaign Manager for The Somerville Foundation

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalHealth and welfare - new products, guidelines and services

  2. Scarred FOR Life, Photography Exhibition

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalPublic understanding, information and debate, Culture and creativity, Quality of life and safety, Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services

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Projects

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  1. Clinical Supervisor for Practitioner Psychologists

    Project: Knowledge Exchange (Services/Consultancy)Knowledge Exchange (Services / Consultancy)

  2. Practice Supervisor for Glasgow Caledonian University’s Practitioner Doctorate in Counselling Psychology

    Project: Knowledge Exchange (Services/Consultancy)Knowledge Exchange (Services / Consultancy)

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Prizes

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  1. JCI Scotland Outstanding Young Person of the Year

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  2. British Heart Foundation (UK) Health Professional Heart Hero

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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