Janice Rigby

BA (Hons), MPsychol, CPsychol

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Janice Rigby is a consultant clinical psychologist for the Perinatal Service.

She is also professional head of psychology for the Trust’s Psychological Medicine Clinical Academic Group, which covers a diverse range of clinical specialities including adult mental health, clinical health psychology and neuropsychology.

Other roles

She is a key member of the parenting assessment service, which provides expert assessment and court reports relating to families who are involved in care proceedings. She is registered as a clinical psychologist with the Health Professions Council and has chartered status with the British Psychological Society.

Background

Janice’s professional training was completed at the University of Sydney in 1988.

In Sydney, she worked with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of New South Wales and a specialist brain injury rehabilitation unit at Lidcombe Hospital, where she developed skills in neuropsychological assessment. She relocated to the UK in 1993 and began to specialise in adult mental health disorders, working with a community mental health service that was part of the South West London Mental Health Trust. Here she was appointed to her first position as a consultant clinical psychologist.

In 2003, she began work with the Trust as head of psychology for the national division.

Research

Her current research interests include the relationship between social cognition and aspects of parenting capacity, particularly maternal sensitivity.

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