Department of Psychology

Dr Joanna Adams

Joanna Adams


Clinical Tutor/Lecturer, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Wessex House 6.1
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 385564


Joanna is a Clinical Tutor and Lecturer for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Programme.

Joanna completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Bath in 2004 before commencing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London. She qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2009 and is registered with the Health Professions Council. Joanna’s clinical and research interests lie in child and adolescent mental health. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including community CAMHS and paediatrics, and currently works part time in a specialist CAMHS service in Oxford.

Joanna has conducted research on self-harm and the experiences of adolescent heart-transplant recipients and their parents.

Research interests

  • Understanding the illness experiences of young people and their parents
  • Adolescent development in the context of mental health difficulties and physical illness
  • Experiences of parenting children with developmental, physical or psychological difficulties



  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology 


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