Department of Psychology

Dr Cara Davis

Lecturer (Clinical Tutor)
Tel + 44 (0) 1225 38


Cara is a clinical research tutor for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Programme. She qualified as a clinical psychologist from the Bristol Doctorate Course in Clinical Psychology (accredited by the University of Plymouth) in 2008. She is registered with the HCPC.

Since qualifying Cara has specialised in working with children, adults and families living with chronic, life threatening and life limiting health conditions. As part of this work Cara has undertaken highly specialist assessment and intervention in NHS hospital and community settings, and provided consultation and training to individuals, families and professionals. She believes that partnership working is essential in the effective development, implementation and evaluation of high quality service provision.

Research interests

  • Paediatric and adult healthcare (e.g. improving self-management, transition, adjustment, concordance & procedural preparation)
  • Partnership working in the development, implementation, evaluation and improvement of pathways by which people access and experience specialist services
  • The process of empowering parent-child interaction
  • Body image, sexuality & relationships
  • Caring for the carers: improving healthcare staff self-care skills and compassionate care delivery


Read publications by Cara Davis