Dr Catherine Huckle

Teaching Fellow
28 AC 05



My first degree was in Psychology at Southampton University. After graduation I travelled for a year before settling in South London. I spent two years working in a partnership project between Childrens' Charity NCH and Surrey County Council, supporting vulnerable children and their families. I then worked in forensic and primary care settings before beginning the Clinical Psychology doctorate training at UCL. As a Clinical Psychologist I have worked with older adults in a CMHT offering services for organic and functional difficulties, within an IAPT setting and within secondary care services for working age adults. I joined the PsychD Surrey course as an Associate Clinical Tutor in September 2016 and then as a Teaching Fellow in August 2017. I work at the University for two days a week and also work clinically with working age adults.

Research interests

My doctorate research focussed on young people experiencing first episode psychosis. I was particularly interested in the impact of the illness on social networks, and the way in which relationships supported and/or hindered recovery.

My interest in severe and enduring mental health difficulties and the process of recovery has continued. Most recently I have been working on a recovery focussed group protocol for individuals with Bipolar Disorder.

Departmental duties

I am the named clinical tutor for eleven trainees on the PsychD training course (cohort 45). I contribute to marking and teaching for various modules on the PsychD course and the Clinical Psychology module on the UG Psychology course.


British Psychological Society: Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): Registered Practioner Psychologist

My publications


Blumenthal, S., Huckle, C., Czornyj, R., Craissati, J. & Richardson, P. (2010). The role of affect in the estimation of risk. Journal of Mental Health, 19, 5, 444-451.

Higham, P. and Gerrard, C. (2005). Not all errors are created equal: Metacognition and changing answers on multiple-choice tests. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology 59(1):28-34 (published in my maiden name)